Members of the Department of Economics cooperate on Research Project on International Trade (FIW German abbreviation) funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The aim of the project is to build a "Center of Excellence on International Trade" and provide the appropriate infrastructure for a research community in International Trade.
Project budget: €1,253,694
Project duration: 2013 – 2018
Teamleaders: Fritz Breuss (FIW, Departmet Volkswirtschaft), Harald Badinger (WU, Department Volkswirtschaft)
Three economic research and statistical institutes located in Vienna and three Austrian universities collaborate to form the FIW-Project: the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), the Computing Centre for Economics and Social Sciences (WSR), the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz and the University of Vienna.
The Center of Excellence develops a research program which assists external political decisions and activities concerning the European Union and other multinational organisations in a sustainable fashion. It also provides access to relevant databases in an easy and transparent way and enhances the development of know-how with regard to foreign economic affairs in Austria.
The FIW Folder presents the FIW project and its constituent parts.
Following members of the Department of Economics cooperate on the FIW-Project:
|Karl Aiginger||European and Austrian Competition Policy and Regulations, Industrial Economics and Policy, Innovation and International Competition, Growth and Competitiveness|
|Wilfried Altzinger||European Economic Integration, FDI|
|Harald Badinger||Applied Econometrics, Foreign Trade, European Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics|
|Christian Bellak||Bilateral and mulilateral agreements, determinants and effects of direct investments, policy evaluation, meta-analysis|
|Fritz Breuss||Economic Questions of the European Union, EU-Enlargement, European Economic and Monetary Union, Foreign Trade|
|Jesús Crespo Cuaresma||International Economics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics|
|Klaus Gugler||Industrial Economics, Effects of Mergers, Corporate Governance|
|Ingrid Kubin||International Trade Theory, New Economic Geography, Dynamic Adjustment Processes, Labour Economics|
|Harald Oberhofer||International trade, Multinational enterprises, Trade Policy, Industrial Economics, Applied econometrics|
|Hanns Pichler||International Economic Development, International Economic Development Policy and Interdependencies, Exchange Rate Systems|
|Katrin Rabitsch||International Macroeconomics / Finance, Quantitative Macroeconomics, Business Cycles, and Monetary Economics|
|Alfred Sitz||Monetary International Economics|
|Gabriele Tondl||Foreign Trade, European Intergration|