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Past Editions

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Spring 2020 (Most of the talks in this edition were cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19)

18 Feb. 2020

Lionel Fontagné

Paris School of Economics

Product-Level Trade Elasticities

joint with Houssein Guimbard and Gianluca Orefice

10 Mar. 2020

Keith Head

University of British Columbia

Global Giants and Local Stars: How Changes in Brand Ownership Affect Competition

joint with Vanessa Alviarez and Thierry Mayer

Fall 2019

17 Sep. 2019

Giacomo Ponzetto

CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Dracula Effect: Voter Information and Trade Policy

joint with Ruben Enikolopov and Maria Petrova

01 Oct. 2019

Peter Neary

University of Oxford

Gravity Without Apologies: The Science of Elasticities, Distance, and Trade

joint with Céline Carrère and Monika Mrázová

08 Oct. 2019

Christian Fischer

University of Bayreuth

Optimal Payment Contracts in Export Relationships 

15 Oct. 2019

Nicolas Depetris Chauvin


Protectionism and Gender Inequality in Developing Countries

joint with Erhan Artuc, Guido Porto and Bob Rijkers

22 Oct. 2019

Jonathan Dingel

University of Chicago Booth

Spatial Correlation, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate

joint with Kyle Meng and Solomon Hsiang

29 Oct. 2019

Tim Schmidt Eisenlhor

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Trade Credit and Markups

joint with Alvaro Garcia‑Marin and Santiago Justel

05 Nov. 2019

Giovanni Maggi

Yale University

Are Trade Agreements Good for You?

joint with Ralph Ossa

12 Nov. 2019

Isabelle Mejean

CREST - Ecole Polytechnique, CEPR

Search Frictions in International Good Markets

joint with Clemence Lenoir and Julien Martin

19 Nov. 2019

Pamina Koenig

Université de Rouen, PSE

Reputation and (Un)Fair Trade: Effects on French Importers from the Rana Plaza Collapse

joint with Sandra Poncet

26 Nov. 2019

Giammario Impullitti

University of Nottingham

03 Dec. 2019

Johannes Boehm

Sciences Po

The Comparative Advantage of Firms

joint with Swati Dhingra and John Morrow

17 Dec. 2019

Stefanie Haller

University College Dublin

Multinational Spillovers in a Frictional Labor Market

joint with Ragnhild Balsvik and Doireann Fitzgerald

Spring 2019

19 Feb. 2019

Gianmarco Ottaviano

Bocconi University

Comparative Advantage, Competition, and Firm Heterogeneity

joint with Hanwei Huang

26 Feb. 2019

Marc Andreas Muendler

University of St. Gallen, University of California San Diego

Tasks, Occupations, and Wage Inequality in an Open Economy

joint with Sascha Becker, Hartmut Egger, and Michael Koch

12 Mar. 2019

Alejandro Cunat

University of Vienna

The Real Exchange Rate, Innovation and Productivity: Regional Heterogeneity, Asymmetries and Hysteresis

joint with Laura Alfaro, Harald Fadinger and Yanping Liu

19 Mar. 2019

Julia Seiermann

International Trade Centre

The Export Potential of Services

joint with Yvan Decreux, Camille Reverdy and Julia Spies

26 Mar. 2019

Lorenzo Caliendo

Yale University

Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement

join with Luca Opromolla, Fernando Parro and Alessandro Sforza

02 Apr. 2019

Douglas Nelson

Tulane University

Rational Trade Wars & Stupid Trade Disputes

joint with Eddy Bekkers, Joseph Francois and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa

09 Apr. 2019

Julia Schmidt

Banque de France

No Double Standards: Quantifying the Impact of Standard Harmonization on Trade

joint with Walter Steingress

16 Apr. 2019

Peter Egger

ETH Zürich

Decomposing Economic Transport Infrastructure Effects: A Quantitative General Equilibrium Approach

joint with Gabriel Loumeau and Nicole Loumeau

30 Apr. 2019

Yuan Zi

University of Oslo

Made in China; Created in China: Super Processors and Two-way Heterogeneity

joint with Zhiyuan Chen and Aksel Erbahar

07 May 2019

Halis Murat Yildiz

Ryerson University

Tariff Bindings and Dynamic Formation of Preferential Trade Agreements

joint with James Lake and Moïse Nken

14 May 2019

Yi Huang

Graduate Institute

21 May 2019

Andrea Ciani

Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich-Heine University

The Performance of Exporting Firms under Import Protection

joint with Joel Stiebale

24 May 2019

James Harrigan

University of Virginia

Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity

joint with Ariell Reshef and Farid Toubal

28 May 2019

Farid Toubal

CREST-École Polytechnique

A Fistful of Dollars? Foreign Sales Platforms and Profit Shifting in Tax Havens

joint with Sébastien Laffitte

11 Jun. 2019

Rossana Merola

International Labour Organization

How Can Taxes Help Ensure a Fair Globalization?

joint with Francois Langot and Samil Oh

18 Jun. 2019

Xiaodong Zhu

University of Toronto

Trade Wars Along the Global Value Chains: Quantifying the US-China Trade Conflicts

joint with Jiandong Ju, Hong Ma and Zi Wang

Fall 2018

04 Sep. 2018

Leandro Zipitría

Universidad de la República, Uruguay

11 Sep. 2018

Nina Vujanovic

Staffordshire University, Central Bank of Montenegro

25 Sep. 2018

Daniel Yi Xu

Duke University

How Costly Are Markups?

joint with Chris Edmond and Virgiliu Midrigan

09 Oct. 2018

Frederic Warzynski

Aarhus University

Multi Product Firms, Import Competition, and the Evolution of Firm-product Technical Efficiencies

joint with Emmanuel Dhyne, Amil Petrin and Valérie Smeets

23 Oct. 2018

Swati Dhingra

London School of Economics

Trade and Worker De-skilling

joint with Rui Costa and Stephen Machin

06 Nov. 2018

Davide Suverato

Technical University of Munich

“Unequal” We Trade

joint with Gianmarco Ottaviano

13 Nov. 2018

Jasmeer Virdee

International Trade Centre

The Impact of Quality-Related Business Training in Latin America

joint with Antonina Popova and Valentina Rollo

20 Nov. 2018

Ben Zissimos

University of Exeter

Contesting an International Trade Agreement

joint with Matt Cole and James Lake

04 Dec. 2018

Anna Gumpert

LMU University of Munich

Firm Organization with Multiple Establishments

joint with Henrike Steimer and Manfred Antoni

18 Dec. 2018

Kalina Manova

University College London

Productivity, (Mis)allocation and Trade

joint with Antoine Berthouy, John Jong-Hyun Chung and Charlotte Sandoz Dit Bragard

Spring 2018

06 Feb. 2018

Peter Egger

ETH Zürich

Trade Costs in the Global Economy: Measurement, Aggregation and Decomposition 

20 Feb. 2018

Veronica Rappoport

London School of Economics

The Birth of a Multinational Innovation and Foreign Acquisitions

joint with Jim Goldman and Maria Guadalupe

27 Feb. 2018

Ronald Davies

University College Dublin

06 Mar. 2018

Matteo Fiorini

European University Institute

Asymmetric Cultural Proximity and Greenfield FDI

joint with Giorgia Giovannetti, Mauro Lanati and Filippo Santi

13 Mar. 2018

Mario Larch

University of Bayreuth

20 Mar. 2018

Facundo Albornoz Crespo

University of Nottingham

Importing after Exporting

joint with Ezequiel Garcia-Lembergman

10 Apr. 2018

Laura Puzzello

Monash University

17 Apr. 2018

Rainer Lanz

World Trade Organization

Distance, Formal and Informal Institutions in International Trade

joint with Woori Lee and Victor Stolzenburg

24 Apr. 2018

Guy Michaels

London School of Economics

Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania

joint with Dzhamilya Nigmatulina and Ferdinand Rauch

08 May 2018

Jeronimo Carballo

University of Colorado Boulder

Border Processing, Trade Costs, and New Trade Policy

joint with Alejandro Graziano, Georg Schaur and Christian Volpe Martincus

15 May 2018

Anna Maria Mayda

Georgetown University

22 May 2018

Tony Venables

Oxford University

29 May 2018

Eduardo Morales

Princeton University

Estimating Models with Spillovers: Formalizing Bartik Designs

joint with Rodrigo Adão and Michal Kolesár

05 Jun. 2018

Julien Martin

Université du Québec à Montréal

Relationship Stickiness: Measurement and Applications to International Trade

joint with Julien Martin, Isabelle Méjean and Mathieu Parenti

Fall 2017

12 Sep. 2017

Peri da Silva

Kansas State University

19 Sep. 2017

Jo Van Bieserbroeck

KU Leuven

Comparative Advantage in Routine Production

joint with Liza Archanskaia and Gerald Willmann

03 Oct. 2017

Brian McCaig

Wilfrid Laurier University

10 Oct. 2017

Paola Conconi

Université Libre de Bruxelles, CEPR

Globalization for Sale

joint with Michael Blanga-Gubbay and Mathieu Parenti

17 Oct. 2017

Mauro Boffa

International Trade Centre

SMEs in a World of Global Value Chains

joint with Marion Jansen and Olga Solleder

24 Oct. 2017

Marius Brulhard

University of Lausanne

Let There Be Light: Trade and the Development of Border Regions

joint with Olivier Cadot and Alexander Himbert

07 Nov. 2017

Mostafa Beshkar

Indiana University

14 Nov. 2017

Kyle Bagwell

Stanford University

Trade Policy under Monopolistic Competition with Firm Selection

joint with Seung Hoon Lee 

21 Nov. 2017

Damina Räss

University of Bern, University of Reading

Labour Clauses in Trade Agreements: Worker Protection or Protectionism?

joint with Céline Carrère and Marcelo Olarreaga

28 Nov. 2017

Andreas Moxnes

University of Oslo

The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach

joint with Andrew Bernard, Emmanuel Dhyne, Glenn Magerman and Kalina Manova

12 Dec. 2017

Hartmut Egger

University of Bayreuth

Tasks, Occupations, and Wage Inequality in an Open Economy

joint with Sascha Becker, Michael Koch, and Marc Muendler

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