ELSNIT Annual Conference
Thematic Focus, Calendar and Logistics
The Euro-Latin Network on Integration and Trade (ELSNIT) is now accepting submissions of papers examining adjustment to deeper economic integration –global and regional- (in terms of trade, FDI, migration), the challenges thereof, and adjustment policies along the economic and institutional dimensions. In particular, submitted papers should address questions such the following:
- Adjustment to Deeper Economic Integration. More What is the impact of trade and broader integration (e.g., rise of China, trade liberalization, trade agreements, FDI, and migration) on labor and production outcomes? What is the relative importance of these drivers of integration in shaping such outcomes (and compared to that of technology change)? Are there differential impacts across firm categories, sectors, or regions? In particular, do economic integration shocks along these dimensions induce labor reallocation across firms, sectors, geographic regions, or across employment status (employed, unemployed, inactive)? Do effects vary across formality status (formal vs. informal labor), types of formal labor (i.e., occupations), workers’ demographic characteristics (i.e., education, age, gender, etc.)? Is there an adjustment through wages? What is the impact on wage inequality? How persistent are these effects?Hide
- Challenges to Adjusting to Deeper Economic Integration. More To what extent do labor market frictions (e.g., regulations that affect how workers are hired and dismissed) prevent the adjustment of employment and wages? What are the roles of other regulations (e.g., on mobility, housing, financial) and policies (e.g., competition) in facilitating labor adjustment, sectoral restructuring, and other reallocation of resources? How important are political economy and institutional considerations in the adjustment process?.Hide
- Policies to Adjust to Deeper Economic Integration. More What are the targets of adjustment policies? What are successful examples of adjustment policies implementation? How are these policies implemented? What are the instruments of these policies (e.g., training, compensation, support for mobility, etc.)? How is the adjustment policy triggered? What is the duration of the adjustment policies? What have been the effects of the adjustment policies? Through what channels and incentives’ structure do adjustment policies work? How do adjustment policies interact with general social and labor market policies? What is the role of migration-related policies? What is the role of trade remedy measures (e.g., antidumping, countervailing duties) and their impact on trade flows, firm-level outcomes, sector-level outcomes, and region-level outcomes? To what extent the design and use of these measures strike a balance between stopping unfair trade practices and facilitating the reallocation of resources towards the more productive sectors and firms?.Hide
Both theoretical and empirical contributions will be considered, but in all cases priority will be given to papers identifying and shedding light on relevant policy questions such as those outlined above, including case studies of policies followed by national or international organizations, in particular. Furthermore, submission of papers that, in doing this, explicitly contrast successful and failed cases, comparing countries within a certain a geographical area, is strongly encouraged. Important lessons are expected to be drawn from these contributions for Latin American and Caribbean countries.
The selected papers will be presented along invited contributions at the XV Annual ELSNIT Conference that will be hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) in London, United Kingdom, on October 20-21, 2017. This year the conference is part of a series of activities and events organized and taking place in the framework of an Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)-Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-World Trade Organization (WTO) research initiative on adjustment to deeper economic integration. In this regard, this ELSNIT conference will be followed by another meeting focused on the same topic but primarily concentrated on the Asian experiences that will be hosted by the ADBI in Tokyo in November 2017.
- The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017.
- The final selection of papers will be made by June 5, 2017 by the network coordinators. More
–Marise Cremona (EUI), Simon Evenett (University of St. Gallen and CEPR), Holger Görg (University of Kiel and Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Bernard Hoekman (EUI and CEPR), Jacint Jordana (IBEI and UPF), Gianmarco Ottaviano (London School of Economics, University of Bologna, CEP, and CEPR), Gianluca Santoni (CEPII), and Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB/INT)--together with Professors László Bruszt (Scuola Normale di Firenze) and Jacques Ziller (UP-FPS, Pavia) who are external advisors to the network. Antoni Estevadeordal (IDB), Marc Bacchetta (WTO) and Matthias Helble (ADBI) will also participate in the selection process in connection with ADBI/IDB/WTO joint research project. Hide
- The final versions of the papers must be delivered by September 20, 2017.
- The selected papers will be presented along invited contributions at the XV Annual ELSNIT Conference that will be hosted by the CEP in London, United Kingdom, on October 20-21, 2017.
The selected authors’ and invited discussants’ travel expenditures (economy class) and per diems to participate at the conference will be reimbursed by the IDB. Detailed guidelines explaining the logistics of the conference will be provided at a later stage. Please circulate this call for papers among your colleagues and other potentially interested parties.
REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form online and submit your work through this website.