Trade and Development


Sharing frontier research in international trade and development


The seminars will take place online on Mondays at 4 PM CET / 3 PM GMT / 10 AM ET and last for one hour and fifteen minutes including questions. To attend, please register below.

Schedule - Fall 2021

20 Sep. 2021

Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan

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





Please register here for the events. You will receive the Zoom link to join the seminars as a participant once your registration has been approved. 

Please note that this is an academic seminar series. Given the possible wider interests of the presentations, all seminars will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. To follow our events live, click on Live Streaming on the top menu. 


Organisers of the Current Edition

GTDW Scientific Committee


The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a joint seminar series of the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, we are joining forces with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) to bring the GTDW online, with the aim of sharing frontier research in international trade and development.