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Trade and Development

Sharing frontier research in international trade and development

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The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a joint seminar series of the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Starting in 2020, we partnered with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) to host some of the GTDW sessions online. 


Schedule - Spring 2024

27 Feb. 2024

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Esther Ann Bøler

Imperial College London



12 Mar. 2024

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Natalie Chen

University of Warwick


09 Apr. 2024

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Martina Kirchberger

Trinity College Dublin


16 Apr. 2024

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Claudia Steinwender

Ludwig Maximilian University


Schedule - Fall 2023

18 Sep. 2023

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Ezra Oberfield

Princeton University

Growth and the Fragmentation of Production

 joint with Johannes Boehm

31 Oct. 2023


Dennis Novy

University of Warwick

Urban-Biased Structural Change

joint with Natalie Chen, Carlo Perroni and Horng Chern Wong

14 Nov. 2023

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Jan David Bakker

Bocconi University

Cities, Heterogeneous Firms and Trade

joint with Alvaro Garcia-Marin, Andrei Potlogea, Nico Voigtländer and Yang Yang

24 Nov.2023

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Pamela Bombarda

CY Cergy - Paris Université

Input-Trade Liberalization and Formal Employment: Evidence from Mexico

joint with Maria Bas

28 Nov. 2023

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John Morrow

King's College London

Firms in Product Space: Adoption, Growth and Competition

joint with Luca Macedoni and Vlad Tyazhelnikov

Schedule - Spring 2023

28 Feb. 2023


Adrien Bilal

Harvard University

Outsourcing, Inequality and Aggregate Output

joint with Hugo Lhuillier

03 Apr. 2023


Pierre-Louis Vézina

King's College London

Trade Policy and Jobs: Trump's Trade War as a Shock on Vietnam

joint with Lorenzon Rotunno, Sanchari Roy and Anri Sakakibara

17 Apr. 2023


Peter Egger

ETH Zürich

How Uncertainty Shapes the Spatial Economy?

joint with Katharina Erhardt and Davide Surevato

Schedule - Fall 2022

26 Sep. 2022


Rafael Dix-Carneiro

Duke University

Understanding Migration Responses to Local Shocks

joint with Kirill Borusyak and Brian Kovak

04 Oct. 2022


Harald Fadinger

University of Mannheim

Gravity with Granularity

joint with Holger Breinlich, Volker Nocke and Nicolas Schutz

11 Oct. 2022


Marco Sanfilippo

University of Torino

Foreign Direct Investment, Geography and Welfare 

joint with Jose Asturias and Asha Sundaram

8 Nov. 2022


Yuan Tian

University of Nottingham

29 Nov. 2022

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Jie Bai

Harvard Kennedy School

Schedule - Spring 2022

15 Mar. 2022


Antonella Nocco

Università del Salento

Harnessing Market Power through Globally Coordinated Corporate Taxes and Subsidies

joint with Gianmarco Ottaviano, Matteo Salto and Atsushi Tadokoro

29 Mar. 2022


The Effects of Climate Change on Labor and Capital Reallocation

joint with Christoph Albert and Jacopo Ponticelli

05 Apr. 2022


Miklós Koren

Central European University

Foreign Firms and Foreign Managers

joint with Almos Telegdy

03 May 2022


David Hemous

University of Zurich

Growth, Trade and Patents: a Quantitative Evaluation of TRIPS

joint with Ralph Ossa, Julian Schaerer and Tom Sampson

10 May 2022


Banu Demir Pakel

Bilkent University

O-Ring Production Networks

joint with Ana Cecília Fieler, Daniel Yi Xu and Kelly Kaili Yang

17 May 2022


Robert Elliott

University of Birmingham

Eco-innovation and R&D Outsourcing

joint with Liza Jabbour and Zuokuan Zhou

24 May 2022


Isabela Manelici

London School of Economics

Responsible Sourcing? Theory and Evidence from Costa Rica

joint with Alonso Alfaro-Ureña, Benjamin Faber, Cecile Gaubert and José P. Vasquez

31 May 2022


The Effects of Climate Change on Labor and Capital Reallocation

joint with Christoph Albert and Jacopo Ponticelli

Schedule - Fall 2021

20 Sep. 2021

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Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan

University of Maryland

The Economic Case for Global Vaccinations: An Epidemiological Model with International Production Networks

joint with Cem Çakmakli, Selva Demiralp, Sevcan Yesiltas and Muhammed A. Yildirim

04 Oct. 2021

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

University of Chicago

The Economic Geography of Global Warming

joint with José-Luis Cruz

18 Oct. 2021

Pinelopi Goldberg

Pinelopi Goldberg

Yale University

Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations

joint with Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Costas Meghir and Gabriel Ulyssea

15 Nov. 2021

Amit Khandelwal

Amit Khandelwal

Columbia Graduate School of Business

Language Barriers in Multinationals and Knowledge Transfers

joint with Louise Guillouët, Rocco Macchiavello and Matthieu Teachout



22 Nov. 2021

Kala Krishna

Kala Krishna

Pennsylvania State University

Learning to Use Trade Agreements

joint with Carlos Salamanca, Yuta Suzuki and Christian Volpe Martincus



06 Dec. 2021

Andres Rodriguez-Clare

Andrés Rodríguez-Clare

University of California, Berkeley

New-Keynesian Trade: Understanding the Employment and Welfare Effects of Trade Shocks

joint with Mauricio Ulate and Jose P. Vasquez



Schedule - Spring 2021

01 Mar. 2021

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Stephen Redding

Princeton University

International Friends and Enemies

joint with Benny Kleinman and Ernest Liu

15 Mar. 2021

Kalina Manova

Kalina Manova

University College London

Firm Heterogeneity and Imperfect Competition in Global Production Networks

joint with Hanwei Huang and Frank Pisch

29 Mar. 2021

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Laura Alfaro

Harvard Business School

Currency Hedging in Emerging Markets: Managing Cash Flow Exposure

joint with Mauricio Calani and Liliana Varela

12 Apr. 2021

Gene Grossman

Gene Grossman

Princeton University

10 May 2021

Paola Conconi

Paola Conconi

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Trade Protection Along Supply Chains

joint with Chad Bown, Aksel Erbahar and Lorenzo Trimarchi

31 May 2021

Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Harvard University



Schedule - Fall 2020

05 Oct. 2020


Nina Pavcnik

Dartmouth College

FDI Inflows and Domestic Firms: Adjustments to New Export Opportunities

joint with Brian McCaig and Woan Foong Wong

12 Oct. 2020

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Pol Antràs

Harvard University

Globalization and Pandemics

joint with Stephen Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

26 Oct. 2020


Beata Javorcik

University of Oxford and EBRD

Unravelling Deep Integration: Local Labour Market Effects of the Brexit Vote

joint with Ben Kett, Layla O’Kane and Katherine Stapleton

09 Nov. 2020


David Atkin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Returns to Face-to-Face Interactions: Knowledge Spillovers in Silicon Valley

joint with Keith Chen and Anton Popov

30 Nov. 2020


Mary Amiti

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Effect of the U.S.-China Trade War on U.S. Investment

joint with Sang Hoon Kong and David Weinstein




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Laura Alfaro

Harvard Business School

This talk was postponed to Spring 2021.



14 Dec. 2020

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Dave Donaldson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Exports, Imports, and Earnings Inequality: Micro-Data and Macro-Lessons From Ecuador

joint with Rodrigo Adão, Paul Carrillo, Arnaud Costinot and Dina Pomeranz

Organisers of the Current Edition

GTDW Scientific Committee

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