Geneva Trade and Development Workshop


The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop was initiated in 2008 as a joint project of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the University of Geneva and the World Trade Organization. After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) joined to help bringing the GTDW online.

Its aim is to allow academics and researchers in the Geneva region working in the area of trade and development to share work and ideas as well as improve their contact with researchers outside the region. By providing a forum for discussion, the workshop supports high-quality research and facilitates outreach to policy makers.

Selection of papers

The GTDW Scientific Committee is responsible for the selection of the papers to be discussed at the Workshop. The committee comprises the following academics and research economists: Professors Richard Baldwin and Julia Cajal-Rossi (Graduate Institute), Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro (Graduate Institute and CEPR), Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD), Professors Céline Carrère, Monika Mrázová, Marcelo Olarreaga, and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM, University of Geneva), Cosimo Beverelli and Roberta Piermartini (WTO).

The programme is divided into two semesters: Autumn (from September to December) and Spring (February to June). Anyone who would like to present a paper in the workshop should submit it by email to the selection panel ([email protected]) at least two weeks before the start of the semester. The seminar programme is published one week before the first workshop.