Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (1)

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Spring Semester 2019
Time: 12:30 to 13:30 (2)  Place: Maison de la Paix (2 Chemin Eugène Rigot) (3) 

Date Speaker Title

Tuesday, 19 February
Petal 2, Room S4


Professor Gianmarco Ottaviano
(Bocconi University, Italy)


Comparative Advantage, Competition, and Firm Heterogeneity (with Hanwei Huang)

Tuesday, 26 February
Petal 2, Room S4


Marc Andreas Muendler
(UCSD, USA, and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)


Tasks, Occupations, and Wage Inequality in an Open Economy (with Sascha O. Becker, Hartmut Egger, and Michael Koch)
The paper is available upon request, please contact [email protected]

Tuesday, 12 March
Petal 2, Room S4


Alejandro Cunat
(University of Vienna)

The Real Exchange Rate, Innovation and Productivity: Regional Heterogeneity, Asymmetries and Hysteresis (with with Laura Alfaro, Harald Fadinger and Yanping Liu)

Tuesday, 19 March
Petal 2, Room S4


Julia Seiermann
(ITC, Geneva)

The export potential of services (with Yvan Decreux, Camille Reverdy and Julia Spies)

Tuesday, 26 March
Petal 2, Room S4


Lorenzo Caliendo
(Yale University, USA)

Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement (with Luca D. Opromolla, Fernando Parro and Alessandro Sforza)

Tuesday, 2 April
Petal 2, Room S4


Professor Douglas Nelson
(Tulane University, USA)


Rational Trade Wars & Stupid Trade Disputes
(co-authored with Eddy Bekkers, Joseph F. Francois and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa)

Tuesday, 9 April
Petal 2, Room S4


Julia Schmidt
(Banque de France)

No double standards: quantifying the impact of standard harmonization on trade (with Walter Steingress — Bank of Canada)


Tuesday, 16 April
Petal 2, Room S4


Peter Egger
(ETH Zürich)

Decomposing Economic Transport Infrastructure Effects: A Quantitative General Equilibrium Approach (with Gabriel Loumeau and Nicole Loumeau)

Tuesday, 30 April
Petal 2, Room S4


Yuan Zi
(University of Oslo)

Made in China; Created in China: Super Processors and Two-way Heterogeneity (with Zhiyuan Chen and Aksel Erbahar)

Tuesday, 7 May
Petal 2, Room S4

Halis Murat Yildiz
(Ryerson University, Canada)

Tariff Bindings and Dynamic Formation of Preferential Trade Agreements (with James Lake and Moïse Nken)

Tuesday, 14 May
Petal 2, Room S4


Yi Huang
(Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Trade Linkages and Firm Value: Evidence from the 2018 US-China “Trade War” (with Chen Lin, Sibo Liu and Heiwai Tang)

Tuesday, 21 May
Petal 2, Room S4

Andrea Ciani
(Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University)

The Performance of Exporting Firms under Import Protection (with Joel Stiebale)

Friday, 24 May
Petal 2, Room S4

James Harrigan
(University of Virginia)

Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity (with Ariell Reshef and Farid Toubal)

Tuesday, 28 May
Petal 2, Room S4

Farid Toubal

A Fistful of Dollars? Foreign Sales Platforms and Profit Shifting in Tax Havens (with Sébastien Laffitte)

Tuesday, 11 June
Petal 2, Room S4

Rossana Merola

How can taxes help ensure a fair globalization? (with with Francois Langot and Samil Oh)

Tuesday, 18 June
Petal 2, Room S4

Xiaodong Zhu

Trade Wars along the Global Value Chains: Quantifying the US-China Trade Conflicts (with Jiandong Ju, Hong Ma and Zi Wang)


The workshop is a joint initiative by the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI), UNCTAD, the University of Geneva, and the World Trade Organization. Its objective is for researchers in the Geneva region working in the area of trade and development to share work and ideas.
2. The workshop begins at 12:30. You can buy a sandwich, or a proper hot meal, at the Maison de la Paix Cafeteria prior to attending the lecture.
3.  Registration is required for each individual workshop, also for those having WTO accreditation.  To do so, please send an email to GTDW ([email protected]) at the latest one day before the relevant workshop