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Wirtschaftkammer Österreich
Mo 13.00-16.00
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
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After a strong start, in the second half of 2018 signs for a slowdown in economic activity were showing up and were confirmed in the first months of 2019. The slowdown was, among other things, due to lingering global trade conflicts, uncertainties stemming from the slow UK governmental and parliamentary decision-making process regarding Great Britains exit from the EU as well as numerous further political uncertainties globally and in individual countries.
The workshop presents findings from the latest edition of “Focus on External Trade”: First, it provides an up-to-date overview of the global and Austrian economy relevant for an understanding of recent and future developments in Austria’s trade in goods and services as well as in foreign direct investment. Second, the book contains a collection of up-to-date analyses on the implications of Brexit for Austria, the UK and beyond.
Monday, June 17, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
Library & Learning Center (LC), Clubraum
Please register at or under 05 90 900-4266 by June 14, 2019, at the latest.
Please note that photos will be taken during the event and may be published.

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm 

Opening Paul Schmidt/ÖGfE

Current developments in the economy and in foreign trade
Chair: Ralf Kronberger/WKÖ
  • Julia Wörz/OeNB Where are the global economy and world trade heading for?
  • Christian Ragacs, Klaus Vondra/OeNB Austrian economy: state of the business cycle and latest forecasts
  • Leonhard Pertl/WKÖ Will the global and European economic downturn also hurt Austrian exports?
  • Patricia Walter/OeNB How to Austrian services exports hold up in a deteriorating environment?
  • Thomas Cernohous/OeNB Austria’s foreign direct investments in an era of increasing protectionism
  • Martina Schernthanner, WKÖ International trade arrangements: small steps amidst trade war?
2:15 pm – 2:30 pmCoffee break

2:30 – 4:00 pm Brexit

Chair: Ernest Gnan/OeNB

(A)  Political economy dimension
  • Graham Bishop, Consultant on European Integration Thoughts for a third EU referendum
(B) Brexit: an overview on real economic and fiscal effects
  • David Llewellyn, Professor, Laughborough Unversity, and SUERF Brexit and world trade
  • Alfred Stiglbauer, OeNB Brexit and its effects on EU and UK labor markets
  • Herbert Herzig, WKÖ Brexit and its impact on trade in goods
(C) Brexit and its impact on the financial sector
  • Thomas Url, Austrian Institute for Economic Research Financial aspects of Brexit
  • Olga Pindyuk/Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) Future of the UK services trade post-Brexit: unlikely to be bright
  • Franz Nauschnigg Brexit with a focus on the financial sector

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