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8:15 - 8:50 AM: Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:50 - 9:00 AM: Opening Remarks
Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank Mike Moore, George Washington University
9:00 - 9:45 AM: Policy Credibility and Firm Growth in the Global Economy
Nuno Limao, University of Maryland
Discussant: Luciana Juvenal, IMF
9:45 - 10:30 AM: Uncertainty and Trade Elasticities
Olga Timoshenko, George Washington University
Discussant: Ina Simonovska, University of Maryland
10:30 - 10:45 AM: Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM: Information and Exports: Firm-Level Evidence From an Online Platform
Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank
Discussant: Maggie Chen, George Washington University
11:30 - 12:15 PM: The Impact of Trade on Managerial Incentives and Productivity
Cristina Tello-Trillo, U.S. Census Bureau
Discussant: Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University
12:15 - 1:00 PM: Investment Responses to Trade Liberalization: Evidence from U.S. Industries and Establishments
Justin Pierce, Federal Reserve Board
Discussant: Fariha Kamal, U.S. Census Bureau
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Lunch (Provided)
2:00 - 2:45 PM: Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement
Fernando Parro, SAIS– Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Mariano Somale, Federal Reserve Board
2:45 - 3:30 PM: Assessing Market (Dis) Integration in Pre-Modern China and Europe Dan Bernhofen, American University
Discussant: Paulo Bastos, World Bank
3:30 - 3:45 PM: Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:30 PM: The Trade Effects of the New Silk Road
Michele Ruta, World Bank
Discussant: Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Inter-American Development Bank
4:30 - 5:15 PM: How Does Industry Comparative Advantage Affect Establishments?
Serge Shikher, USITC
Discussant: Kara Reynolds, American University
5:15 - 6:00 PM: Endogenous Trade Policy in a Global Value Chain: Evidence from Chinese Micro-level Processing Trade
Rod Ludema, Georgetown University
Discussant: Paul Piveteau, SAIS– Johns Hopkins University
6:00 - 6:15 PM: Closing Remarks
Aaron Flaaen, Federal Reserve Board
Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 9:40 AM: Eunhee Lee (University of Maryland):
"Trade, Inequality, and the Endogenous Sorting of Heterogeneous Workers”
Discussant: Lindsay Oldenski (Georgetown University)
9:40 - 10:20 AM: Ferdinando Monte (Georgetown University):
“The Local Incidence of Trade Shocks”
Discussant: Illenin Kondo (Federal Reserve Board)
10:20 - 10:40 AM: Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:20 AM: Paul Piveteau (SAIS-Johns Hopkins):
“An empirical dynamic model of trade with consumer accumulation”
Discussant: Colin Hottman (Federal Reserve Board)
11:20 - 12:00 PM: Aaron Flaaen (Federal Reserve Board):
“The Role of Transfer Prices in Profit Shifting by U.S. Multinationals: Evidence from the 2004 Homeland Investment”
Discussant: JaeBin Ahn (International Monetary Fund)
12:00 - 1:40 PM: Lunch and Keynote:
Keith Maskus (Chief Economist Department of State and University of Colorado-Boulder)
1:40 - 2:20 PM: Maggie Chen (George Washington University):
"An Anatomy of Foreign Investment News"
Discussant: Rod Ludema (Georgetown University)
2:20 - 3:00 PM: Moises Yi (Census Bureau):
"Industry Mix, Local Labor Markets, and the Incidence of Trade Shocks"
Discussant: Marisol Rodriguez Chatruc (Inter-American Development Bank)
3:00 - 3:20 PM: Coffee Break
3:20 - 4:00 PM: Juan Blyde (Inter-American Development Bank):
“The Impact of Chinese Competition on Mexican Labor Outcomes”
Discussant: Claire Brunel (American University)
4:00 - 4:40 PM: Aaditya Mattoo (World Bank):
“Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in Deep Agreements”
Discussant: Peter Herman (United States International Trade Commission)

Friday, April 29, 2016
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington D.C. 20036

8:30 - 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast and Opening Comments
9:00 - 9:45 AM: JaeBin Ahn (International Monetary Fund):
"Reassessing the Productivity Gains from Trade Liberalization"
Discussant: Jennifer Poole (American University)
9:45 - 10:30 AM: Olga Timoshenko (George Washington University):
"Learning, Prices, and Firm Dynamics"
Discussant: Luca David Opromolla (Banco de Portugal, University of Maryland and CEPR)
10:30 - 10:45 AM: Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM: Mine Senses (Johns Hopkins University):
"Trade Shocks and the Provision of Local Public Goods"
Discussant: Erhan Artuc (World Bank)
11:30 - 12:15 PM: J. Bradford Jensen (Georgetown University, Peterson Institute and NBER):
"The Tradability of Services: Geographic Concentration and Trade Costs"
Discussant: Jose Signoret (US International Trade Commission)
12:15 - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Kadee Russ (University of California-Davis, Council of Economic Advisers and NBER):
"Trade Policy in Practice: The TPP from an Insider's Perspective"
2:00 - 2:15 PM: Coffee Break
2:15 - 3:00 PM: Maria Tito (Federal Reserve Board):
"Misallocation, Trade, and Productivity: Evidence from Chinese Data"
Discussant: Maggie Chen (George Washington University)
3:00 - 3:45 PM: Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute and CEPR):
"Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy"
Discussant: Juan Blyde (Inter-American Development Bank)
3:45 - 4:00 PM: Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM: Claire Brunel (American University):
"Green Innovation and Green Manufacturing: Links Between Environmental Policies, Innovation and Production"
Discussant: Cristina Tello Trillo (Census Bureau)
4:45 - 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks

Fifth Annual Conference
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
1957 E ST. NW, Washington D.C. 20052


8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast and Opening Comments
8:15 AM: Paulo Bastos (WB)
Session 1: "Overcoming the Tyranny of History: Evidence from Post-Apartheid South Africa"
Discussant: Remi Jedwab (GW)
9:00 AM: Anna Maria Mayda (GT)
Session 2: "The Impact of Skilled Foreign Workers on Firms: an Investigation of Publicly Traded U.S. Firms"
Discussant: Mine Senses (JHU)
9:45 AM: Coffee Break
10:00 AM: Ryan Monarch (FRB)
Session 3: “Learning and the Value of Relationships in International Trade”
Discussant: Olga Timoshenko (GWU)
10:45 AM: Christian Volpe (IDB)
Session 4: "The Border Labyrinth: Information Technologies and Trade in the Presence of Multiple Agencies"
Discussant: Justin Peirce (FRB)
11:30 AM: Lunch
12:30 PM: Maggie Chen (GWU)
Session 5: "Learning and Reputation in Trade"
Discussant: Serge Shikher (USITC)
1:15 PM: Heiwai Tang (JHU)
Session 6: "Trade-induced Quality Upgrading: Transaction-level Evidence from Portugal"
Discussant: Andrew McCallum (FRB)
2:00 PM: Overflow and Closing Remarks
2:30 PM: End

Fourth Annual Day-Long Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
1957 E ST. NW, Washington D.C. 20052

Download the conference schedule here.


8:30 - 8:55: Continental breakfast
8:55 - 9:00: Opening Comments — Michael Moore, GWU
9:00 - 9:45: Christian Volpe (IDB)
Session 1: "Customs: What are the Effects on International Trade" (Paper)
Discussant: Nick Zolas (Census)
9:45 - 10:30: Serge Shikher (USITC)
Session 2: "Comparative Advantages of Rich and Poor Countries" (Paper)
Discussant: Kara Reynolds (American)
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee break
10:45 - 11:30: Maggie Chen (GWU)
Session 3: “Foreign Rivals are Coming to Town: Responding to the Threat of Foreign Multinational Entry” (Paper)
Discussant: Bill Lincoln (JHU-SAIS)
11:30 - 12:15: Dan Bernhofen (American)
Session 4: "Estimating the Effects of the Container Revolution on World Trade" (Paper)
Discussant: Gisela Rua (Federal Reserve Board)
12:15 - 1:30: Lunch
1:30 - 2:15: Russell Hillberry (World Bank)
Session 5: "Import Dynamics and Demands for Protection" (Paper)
Discussant: Lindsay Oldenski (Georgetown)
2:15 - 3:00: Andrew McCallum (Federal Reserve Board)
Session 6: "The Structure of Export Entry Costs"
Discussant: Wenjie Chen (GWU)
3:00 - 3:15: Coffee break
3:15 - 4:00: Fariha Kamal (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session 7: "Buyer-Seller Relationships in International Trade: Do your Neighbors Matter?" (Paper)
Discussant: Olga Timoshenko (GWU)
4:00: Closing Comments — Christopher Kurz, Federal Reserve Board

Third Annual Day-Long Conference
Friday, April 12, 2013
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
1957 E ST. NW, Washington D.C. 20052

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Second Annual Conference
April 6, 2012
1957 E Street

First Annual Day-Long Conference
March 11, 2011
1957 E Street

The conference this year will be held at The Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.

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