Call for papers

Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade – DEGIT  XX

Geneva, September 3-4, 2015

Organizing Units:

  • Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
  • Graduate Institute Geneva (IHEID), Centre for Finance and Development


  • Nicolas Berman – Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Céline Carrère, Marcelo Olarreaga and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud – GSEM
  • Bjarne S. Jensen, University of Southern Denmark; IIASA


Economists working in the fields of economic growth and international trade are invited to submit a paper or an abstract for presentation at the Geneva conference. Papers focusing on the global economy, trade dynamics, regional economics, trade agreements, and their impact on growth, employment, the environment and other social and economic outcomes are welcome. Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered at the conference.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Volker Böhm, Bielefeld University
  • Jonathan Eaton, Brown University
  • Oleg Itskhoki, Princeton University
  • Stephen Redding, Princeton University

This conference is a sequel to previous conferences with the same theme. Denmark (1996),  Hong Kong (1997), Taiwan (1998), Tilburg (1999), Rome (2000), Vienna (2001), Cologne (2002), Helsinki (2003), Reykjavik (2004), Mexico City (2005), Jerusalem (2006), Melbourne (2007), Manila (2008), Los Angeles (2009), Frankfurt (2010), St. Petersburg (2011), Milan (2012), Lima (2013), and Nashville (2014). For further information about these conferences, see the DEGIT homepage:



Prospective participants should submit a draft version of the paper or an abstract of at least 200 words by e-mail to no later than April 30, 2015.  

Please include with your draft/abstract a cover page with your name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

Time Schedule:

April 30, 2015               Deadline for submissions

May 15, 2015               Notification of acceptance to the author

Conference Fee:  CHF 250 -- Students CHF 100

Publication of Papers:

A subset of the papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Review of International Economics, subject to the usual refereeing process and approval by the Editorial Board.