Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop(1)

To make the most of this year's exceptional circumstances, the seminar is transformed into a webinar featuring frontier research in international trade and development, and, thanks to a partnership with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), will be available for a large audience. Register here at least 24 hours before the event to participate via Zoom. Alternatively, you can follow the live stream here. Visit for further information.



Autumn Semester 2020

Time: Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes


5 October 2020

10AM (EST), 3PM (BST), 4PM (CEST)

Nina Pavcnik
Dartmouth College and CEPR

FDI Inflows and Domestic Firms: Adjustments to New Export Opportunities
joint with Brian McCaig and Woan Foong Wong

  1.   Presentation
  2.   Video

12 October 2020

10AM (EST), 3PM (BST), 4PM (CEST)

Pol Antrās
Harvard University and CEPR

Globalization and Pandemics
joint with Stephen Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

  1.   Presentation
  2.   Video

26 October 2020

11AM (EST), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

Beata Javorcik
EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR

Unravelling Deep Integration: Local Labour Market Effects of the Brexit Vote
Joint with Ben Kett, Layla O’Kane and Katherine Stapleton

  1.   Presentation
  2.   Video

9 November 2020

10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

David Atkin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and CEPR

The Returns to Face-to-Face Interactions: Knowledge Spillovers in Silicon Valley
joint with Keith Chen and Anton Popov

30 November 2020

10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

Mary Amiti
Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR

Paper TBC

7 December 2020

10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

Laura Alfaro
Harvard Business Scool

Paper TBC

14 December 2020

10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and CEPR

Exports, Imports, and Earnings Inequality: Micro-Data and Macro-Lessons From Ecuador
Joint with Rodrigo Adao, Paul Carrillo, Arnaud Costinot, and Dina Pomeranz


Organizers of the Current Edition:

  • Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
  • Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
  • Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

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.