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IV Annual Conference of the Trade, Growth, and Integration Network


April 12 - April 13, 2013
Departamento de Economía, Universidad De San Andrés
Vito Dumas 284 1644 Victoria, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Friday, April 12
08:45 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15

Opening remarks:

Facundo Albornoz-Crespo (Universidad de San Andrés)

Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB)

Policy Panel
09:15 – 11:00

Internationalization through Global Value Chains

Moderator: Juan Carlos Hallak, Universidad de San Andrés

Panelists: Juan Blyde, Inter-american Development Bank; Andrés López, CENIT and Universidad de Buenos Aires; and Alberto Trejos, INCAE

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
Academic Program
11:15 – 12:15

Managers' Mobility, Trade Status, and Wages

Luca Opromolla, Banco de Portugal

Discussant: Andrea Repetto, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

12:15 – 13:15

Get Organized to Compete: Impact of Export Promotion on Firms' Organization

Marcio Cruz, Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Developpement Geneve

Discussant: Christian Volpe Martincus, IDB

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30

Payment Choice in International Trade: Theory and Evidence from Cross-Country Firm Level Data

Tim Eisenlohr-Schmidt, University of Oxford

Discussant: Roberto Álvarez, Universidad de Chile

15:30 – 16:30

What Hinders Investment in the Aftermath of Financial Crises? Insolvent Firms or Illiquid Banks?

Carolina Villegas, ESADE

Discussant: Guido Sandleris, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:45

Economic Integration Agreements and Stability of International Trade: A Micro Perspective

Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant: Guido Porto, Universidad Nacional de la Plata


Saturday, April 13
Academic Program
9:00 – 10:00

Trade Reforms, Wages And Employment With Labor Molibity And Capital Adjustment Costs

Irene Brambilla, Universidad Nacional de la Plata and Universidad de San Andrés

Discussant: Rafael Dix-Carneiro, University of Maryland

10:00 – 11:00

Offshoring, Learning, And Industrialization

Ben Li, Boston College

Discussant: Germán Pupato, Fundacao Getulio Vargas

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15

Import Competition, Technology, and Environmental Performance: Evidence From Mexico

Kensuke Teshima, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

Discussant: Facundo Albornoz-Crespo, Universidad de San Andrés

12:15 – 12:30

Closing Remarks:

Juan Carlos Hallak, Universidad de San Andrés

Pablo Sanguinetti, CAF and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank


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