China’s role for the European economy

(, Vienna)

Austria’s central bank is hosting a conference on China’s economic role for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) and the euro area

China’s growing global importance raises many questions economic policymakers in Europe need to address. That is why the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) is dedicating its upcoming fall conference to the topic: “Geopolitical shifts and economic strategies: China’s role for CESEE and the euro area.” The conference, organized jointly with BOFIT, will take place on November 6 and 7 in Vienna.

How important is it for Europe to have good trade relations with China? And how much economic dependence is too much? How should the CESEE economies position themselves in the new geopolitical landscape? These are some of the questions that the Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI) will address at Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier in early November. This year’s CEEI, which the OeNB is organizing together with the Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT), will be offered in a hybrid format.

OeNB Governor Robert Holzmann is looking forward to welcoming numerous preeminent speakers, among them Hyun Song Shin (Bank for International Settlements), Alicia García-Herrero (Natixis) and Isabella Weber (University of Massachusetts Amherst) – and many other leading representatives of monetary policy, economic research and finance institutions.

Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI)

The CEEI is a conference that the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) organizes every year, sometimes in cooperation with a partner institution. Every fall, the CEEI brings together leading experts in monetary policy, economic research and finance. The conference was created to explore topical issues on the policy agenda, focusing on the perspective of the economies of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe – one of the OeNB’s foremost research areas.

Inquiries about the conference:
Julia Wörz, Head of the Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe Section
Phone: (+43) 676 5014925