Trade Policy Research Seminar Series
TIGN

The INT Trade Policy Research Seminar Series aims to create a forum to discuss trade policy issues relevant for Latin American and Caribbean countries based on rigorous empirical research that informs the design of policies and help understand their determinants and economic impacts. Presenters are primarily guest researchers. Participation is open to all interested parties.

If you have questions on this seminar series, please contact its technical coordinator, Christian Volpe Martincus. If you would like to attend one of these seminars, please write an email to Angela Dorantes

2023

Date

Speaker

Affiliation 

Title 

03/09  Yi Xu (Daniel)

Duke University

Two-Sided Search in International Markets | REGISTER HERE

02/23

Robert W. Staiger

Dartmouth College

Does Digital Trade Change the Purpose of a Trade Agreement | REGISTER HERE

Hybrid | Location: IDB Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

If you wish to attend please send us an email at angelad@iadb.org before 02/21.

01/27 Martina Magli  Ludwig Maximilians Universität München Modes of Trade in Services: A Firm-Level Analysis | REGISTER HERE
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2022

 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation 

Title 

01/27

Martina Magli 

Ludwig Maximilians Universität München

Modes of Trade in Services: A Firm-Level Analysis | REGISTER HERE
12/02 Paola Conconi University of Oxford Multinational Ownership and Trade Participation | REGISTER HERE
11/18 Pol Antràs Harvard University

Global Sourcing and Multinational Activity: A Unified Approach | REGISTER HERE

Hybrid | Location: IDB Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

If you wish to attend please send us an email at angelad@iadb.org before 11/16.

10/28 Kerem Cosar Unversity of Virginia

Regional, Sectoral and Aggregate Implications of Transportation Costs | REGISTER HERE

Hybrid | Location: IDB Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

If you wish to attend please send us an email at mviquezmora@iadb.org before 10/26.

09/23 

Ariel Weinberger

George Washington University

Quality Misallocation, Trade, and Regulations | REGISTER HERE

08/29 Peter Egger ETH Zürich Backward Versus Forward Integration of Firms in Global Value Chains | REGISTER HERE

07/29

Feodora Teti

Ludwig-Maximilians University

30 Years of Trade Policy: Evidence from 5.7 Billion Tariffs | REGISTER HERE

06/17 Réka Juhász

Columbia University

All aboard: The effects of port development | REGISTER HERE

05/13

Isabela Manelici London School of Economics Responsible Sourcing? Theory and Evidence from Costa Rica | REGISTER HERE
04/15 Teresa Fort  Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Structural Change Within Versus Across Firms: Evidence from the United States | REGISTER HERE

03/11

Zuzana Studnicka University College Dublin Gravity and trade in video on demand services | REGISTER HERE

02/18

Anne-Celia Disdier 

Paris School of Economics

Do Standards Improve the Quality of Traded Products? | REGISTER HERE

01/21

Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe  University of Oslo Trade From Space: Shipping Networks and The Global Implications of Local Shocks 
2021

 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation 

Title 

12/10 Beata Javorcik University of Oxford

Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge in the Multinational Firm | REGISTER HERE

11/23

Jennifer Poole

American University

The International Transmission of Gender Equality through Foreign Direct Investment | REGISTER HERE

10/15

Lionel Fontagné Bank of France, CEPII and PSE EU in Search of a WTO - Compatible Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism 

09/24

Farid Farrokhi Purdue University Can Trade Policy Mitigate Climate Change? 

08/27

Cecilia Fieler Yale University

O-Ring Production Network

07/02

Woan Foong Wong  University of Oregon

"Entrepôt: Hubs, Scale, and Trade Cost" 

06/11 Rocco Macchiavello London School of Economics

Buyer-Driven Upgrading in GVCs: Evidence from Colombia

05/07

Andrea Ariu

University of Milan

Service Imports, Workforce Composition, and Firm Performance: Evidence from Finnish Microdata

04/16 Esteban Rossi Hansberg

Princeton University

The Economic Geography of Global Warming
03/05 Maggie Chen George Washington University

Search and Information Frictions on Global E-Commerce Platforms

02/04

Amit Khandelwal 

Columbia University

Language Barriers in MNCs and Knowledge Transfers 

01/21 

Andrew Bernard

Dartmouth College

Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization 

2020

Date

Speaker

Affiliation 

Title 

12/04

 

Aaron Flaaen

 

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

The Geography of Trade in Services: New Evidence from Credit Card Transactions 

10/30

Masha Brussevich

International Monetary Fund

Foreign Sourcing and Missing FDI Spillovers

02/14 

Fariha Kamal  U.S. Census Bureau  Rising import tariffs, falling export growth: when modern supply chains meet old-style protectionism
2019

Date

Speaker

Affiliation 

Title 

05/10

Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Trade Credit and Markups

03/04

Emanuel Ornelas

FGV-SP

The Impact of Tariff Hikes on Firm Exports

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2018
Date Speaker Affiliation  Title 
11/30 Wolfgang Keller University of Colorado-Boulder International Joint Ventures and Internal vs. External Technology Transfer: Evidence from China
11/16 Claudia Steinwender MIT Sloan Spinning the web: The impact of ICT on trade in intermediates and technology diffusion
10/05 Natalia Ramondo UCSD The life-cycle dynamics of exporters and multinational firms
09/21 Felix Tintelnot University of Chicago Trade and Domestic Production Networks
06/29 Eva Van Leemput Federal Reserve System A Passage to India: Quantifying Internal and External Barriers to Trade
05/11 Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan University of Maryland Foreign Investment and Domestic Productivity: Identifying Knowledge Spillovers and Competition Effects
04/27 8th Washington Area International Trade Symposium (WAITS) Download the agenda here

03/23

Benjamin Faber

UC Berkeley

E-Commerce Integration and Economic Development: Evidence from China

02/16

Laura Alfaro

Harvard Business School

On the Direct and Indirect Real Effects of Credit Supply Shocks

01/12

Ben Hyman

University of Pennsylvania

Can Displaced Labor be Retrained? Evidence from
Quasi-Random Assignment to Trade Adjustment Assistance

 

2017

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

12/08 Amit Khandelwal Columbia University Measuring Spillovers from a Special Economic Zone:
Evidence from Myanmar
11/21 Nathan Nunn Harvard University The Effects of Fair Trade Certification: Evidence From Coffee Producers in Costa Rica
10/27 Anna Maria Mayda Georgetown University China's "Great Migration":
The impact of reduction in trade policy uncertainty
09/22

Kala Krishna

Penn State University

Trade and Minimum Wages in General Equilibrium:
Theory and Evidence
08/25

Tibor Besedes

Georgia Tech Experimenting with Ash: The Trade Effects of Airspace Closures in the Aftermath of Eyjafjallajökull
06/16 Kerem Cosar University of Virginia Shipping inside the Box: Containerization and Trade
05/26 Keith Maskus U.S. State Department Intellectual Property-Related Preferential Trade Agreements and the Composition of Trade
04/14 Stephen Yeaple Penn State University On the Relationship Between Quality and Productivity: Evidence from China's Accession to the WTO
03/31 Stefania Garetto Boston University Life-Cycle Dynamics and the Expansion Strategies of U.S. Multinational Firms
02/24

Brian

Kovak

Carnegie Mellon University Margins of Trade Adjustment in a Developing Country

01/13

Pol

Antras

Harvard University

The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from US Firms

2016

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

12/16

Kala

Krishna

Penn State University

Trade and Minimum Wages in General Equilibrium: Theory and a Natural Experiment

11/11

Nina Pavcnik

Dartmouth College

The Effects of Trade Policy

10/07

Roberto Álvarez

Universidad de Chile

Natural Resources Exports and Education: Evidence from Chile  

09/23

Ferdinando Monte

Georgetown University

The Local Incidence of Trade Shocks

08/26

Olga Timoshenko

George Washington University

Firm Learning and Growth

07/29

Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr

Federal Reserve Board

International Transfer Pricing and Tax Avoidance: Evidence from the linked Tax-Trade Statistics in the UK

06/17

Justin R. Pierce

Federal Reserve Board

Trade Policy and the

Structure of Supply Chains

05/06

Luca David Opromolla

Banco de Portugal

Productivity and Organization

in Portuguese Firms

04/15

Heiwai

Tang

Johns Hopkins University and CESIfo

Do Multinational Firms Transfer Culture? Evidence on Female

Employment in China

03/18

Ricardo López

International Business School, Brandeis University

Export Subsidies and Female Employment:

Evidence from Plant-Level Data

02/19

Luciana Juvenal

International Monetary Fund

Quality and the Great Trade Collapse

01/29

Maria C. Latorre

Universidad Computense de Madrid

An Innovative CGE Assessment

of the Impact of the TTIP

Including Foreign Direct Investment

2015
Date Speaker Affiliation  Title 

12/11

Nikolas Zolas

U.S. Census Bureau

How do Patents Shape Global Value Chains? International Patenting,

Value-Added Trade and Production Stages

11/20

Maggie Chen

George Washington University

Reputation in Trade:

Evidence from Alibaba

10/09

Georg Schaur

University of Tennessee

The Effect of Export Promotion on

Firm-Level Performance

08/25

Mine Z. Senses

Johns Hopkins University

Importing, Exporting, and Firm-Level Employment Volatility

07/06

Fernando Parro

Federal Reserve Board

The Impact of Trade on

Labor Market Dynamics

06/20

Rodrigo Wagner

University of Chile, Tufts University and CID Harvard

Bad Neighbors:

Bordering Institutions Matter for

Comparative (Dis)Advantage

05/05

Gisela

Rua

Federal Reserve Board

Diffusion of Containerization

04/17

Oliver

Cadot

Université de Lausanne

Big Hits in Exports:

Growing by Leaps and Bounds