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XIV Annual Conference of the Euro-Latin Study Network on Integration and Trade (ELSNIT)

Investment Agreements and Investment Promotion

Program

Paris, France,

October 21-22, 2016

 

Venues

Day 1: France Stratégie, 18 rue de Martignac, 75007 Paris

Day 2: Maison des Sciences Economiques (MSE) 106-112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital 75013, Paris

Friday, October 21

08:15-08:45

Registration

08:45–09:00

Welcoming Remarks

Sebastien Jean (CEPII – France)

Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB/INT)

Morning Session
  Moderation: Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute – Italy) 

09:00–10:00

Keynote Lecture: The Anatomy of Double Tax Treaties: Complexity, Generosity, and Information Exchange and Their Effects

Peter Egger (ETH Zurich, CESifo, GEP, WIFO and CEPR – Switzerland)

  Moderation: Gerald Willmann (Universität Bielefeld and Kiel Institute for the World Economy – Germany)

10:00–11:00

Drivers of FDI: The Role of Institutions and Policy

Fahad Hassan Khan (ADB)

Comments by Emanuel Ornelas (Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo – Brazil)

11:00–11:30

Coffee Break

11:30–12:30

Profit Shifting and FDI Restrictions

Mathilde Lebrand (European University Institute and CESifo– Italy)

Comments by Juan Carluccio (Banque de France – France)

12:30–14:00

Lunch

Afternoon Session
 

Moderation: Jacint Jordana (IBEI and Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Spain)

14:00–15:00

The Anatomy of Foreign Investment News

Maggie Chen (George Washington University – USA)

Comments by Patricia Tovar (UCP – Peru)

15:00–16:00

 

Convergence and Divergence in the Investment Treaty Universe: Scoping the Potential for Multilateral Consolidation

Wolfgang Alschner (World Trade Institute– Switzerland)

Comments by Maria Bas (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – France)

16:00–16:30

Coffee Break

  Moderation: Simon Evenett (Universität St. Gallen – Switzerland) 

16:30–17:30

Balancing Investor Protection and the Right to Regulate

David Gaukrodger (OECD)

Comments by Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute – Italy)

17:30–18:30

Keynote Lecture: The How and Why of Investment Promotion

Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford – United Kingdom) 

20:00

Dinner

 

Saturday, October 22
Morning Session 
  Moderation: Gianmarco Ottaviano (London School of Economics – United Kingdom)

09:00–10:00

Bilateral Investment Treaties Do Work: Until They Don't

Emma Aisbett (Universität Hamburgy– Germany)

Comments by Natalia Ramondo (UC San Diego– USA) 

10:00–11:00

Do Multinationals Help or Hinder Local Firms? Evidence from the Costa Rican ICT Sector

Ricardo Monge González (Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica – Costa Rica)

Comments by Swati Dhingra (London School of Economics – United Kingdom)

11:00–11:30

Coffee Break

11:30–12:30

Does the Elimination of Export Share Requirements in Special Economic Zones Affect Export Performance? Evidence from the Dominican Republic

Alejandro Riaño (University of Nottingham – United Kingdom)

Comments by Roberto Álvarez (Universidad de Chile – Chile)

Policy Panel

 

Moderation: James Zhan (UNCTAD)

12:30–13:30

Investment Agreements and Promotion: What’s Next?

Fahad Hassan Khan (ADB), Adalberto Netto (APD Invest in Parana – Parana, Brazil), Ana Novik (OECD), Jorge Sequeira (CINDE– Costa Rica), and Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB/INT)

 

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