Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Global and Transatlantic Trade Policy: University of New Orleans Center Austria Hosts Talk by Leading Economics Professor

The University of New Orleans Center Austria, together with the Department of Economics and Finance, the World Trade Center New Orleans and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans, hosts a lecture next week by a leading economics professor from Germany.

Join Us!

CenterAustria, the Department of Economics and Finance, the World Trade Center New Orleans and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans
invite you to a lecture by
Professor Wilhelm Kohler of the University of Tübingen & Harvard University.

"Recent Developments in Global and Transatlantic Trade Policy" starts at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 in Kirschman Hall, Room 131.

Launched in 1997, Center Austria functions as a research and discourse hub for Austrian and European Studies at UNO and in New Orleans. The center, which is based on more than three decades of cooperation with the University of Innsbruck and a Sister-City Agreement between the Cities of Innsbruck, Austria and New Orleans, as well as a new partnership agreement with the University of Graz, began as the Institute for the Study of Comparative Public Policy.The mission of Center Austria is to direct international student and faculty mobility between the University of New Orleans and universities in Austria. Center Austria promotes the communication and extension of Austrian and Central European culture through scholarly and artistic activities and academic partnerships.

Next week's lecture, a talk by Professor Wilhelm Kohler of the University of Tübingen and Harvard University, will focus on recent developments in global and transatlantic trade policy. The talk starts at 12:30 p.m. on Monday in Kirschman Hall.

Kohler is a professor of economics, chair of the faculty of international economics and scientific director of the Institute for Applied Economic Research at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany. He holds a doctorate from the University of Innsbruck and previously held chairs of economics at the Universities of Essen and Linz, located in Germany and Austria, respectively.

Wilhelm has served as a visiting scholar at the University of Birmingham in England and at the University of Michigan. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Economics of Harvard University.

For more than three decades, the economics professor has conducted theoretical and empirical research in the area of international economics, especially in the fields of international trade, regional economic integration, international migration, and offshoring.

During this time his research has included early work on empirical testing of the Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory; work on the effects of Austrian European Union membership and work on the effects of eastern enlargement of the EU on incumbent countries.

More recently, he has completed research on the wage effects of offshoring and immigration. The research is widely published in internationally refereed journals, such as the Journal of International Economics, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, European Economic Review, and the Canadian Journal of Economics.


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