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7th Annual Conference of the Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN)


May 24 - May 25, 2016
Venue: FGV-Sao Paulo School Of Economics, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Tuesday,  May 24
08:15 – 08:45


08:45 – 09:00

Opening Remarks:

Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School Of Economics
Daniel Godinho, MDIC 

Pablo Sanguinetti, CAF
Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank

Policy Panel
09:00 – 10:30

Trade Facilitation Under Impact Evaluation

Presentation of the background studies of the forthcoming IDB report “Out of the Border Labyrinth”

Christian Volpe Martincus, Lead Economist, Inter-American Development Bank


Discussants: Daniel Godinho, Secretary of Foreign Trade, MDIC, Brazil; Robert Teh, Counsellor, WTO; and Pablo Sanguinetti, Chief Economist, CAF

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Academic Program
11:00 – 12:00

Uneven Stumbling Blocks: Latin American regionalism revisited

Rodney Ludema, US State Department and Georgetown University
Discussant: Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics

12:00 – 13:00

Do Free Trade Agreements Affect Tariffs of Non-Member Countries? A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation

Andrey Stoyanov, York University
Discussant: Marcelo Olarraeaga, Université de Geneve

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30

Decomposing Growth over an Establishment's Life Cycle: The Role of TFPQ, Demand and Input Costs

Marcela Eslava, Universidad de Los Andes
Discussant: Gabriel Ulyssea, PUC-Rio de Janeiro

15:30 – 16:30

Commodity Prices Shocks and Poverty in Chile

Roberto Álvarez, Universidad de Chile
Discussant: Joao Paulo Pessoa, FGV-Sao Paulo School of EconomicS

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00

Learning and the Value of Relationships in International Trade

Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, Federal Reserve Board
Discussant: Andreas Moxnes, University of Oslo


Dinner at Tordesilhas (Alameda Tietê, 489 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, 01417-020)

Wednesday, May 25

Academic Program (Continued)
08:45 - 9:45

Distribution costs, product quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences

Kunal Dasgupta, University of Toronto

Discussant: Olga Timoshenko, George Washington University

09:45 – 10:45

Market-Specific Trade Costs and Firm Dynamics: Evaluation of the Integrated Cargo Containers Control Program between Pakistan and the United States

Salamat Ali, University of Nottingham
Discussant: Jerónimo Carballo, University of Colorado at Boulder 

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Swimming Upstream: Input-Output Linkages and the Direction of Product Adoption

John Morrow, University of Essex and CEP, London School of Economics
Discussant: Svetlana Demidova, mcMaster University

 12:15 – 13:15

Offshoring Health Risks: The Impact of the U.S. Lead Regulation on Infant Health in Mexico

Kensuke Teshima, ITAM
Discussant: Marco González Navarro, University of Toronto

 13:15 – 13:30

Closing Remarks:

Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics
Pablo Sanguinetti, CAF
Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank


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