Program

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 Wednesday 29th January

 

14:00 onwards

Arrival in Villars-sur-Ollon

Young Economist

Session I

15:45 – 17:15

Session chair: Céline Carrère (University of Geneva)

Import Competition, Firms' Performance and Immigrant Workers

Giulia Sabbadini (Graduate Institute)

America First: What Investors Thought of Trump’s Trade Policies

Fulvio Silvy (University of Geneva) with Monika Mrázová

17:15 – 17:30

Coffee break

Young Economist

Session II

17:30 – 19:00

Session chair: Grigorios Spanos (University of Geneva)

Market Power and Export Taxes

Jean-Marc Solleder (University of Geneva)

Trade Policy Uncertainty and Innovation: Evidence from China

Federica Coelli (University of Zurich)

20:00  

Dinner

 

Thursday 30th January

 

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast 

9:00 – 10:00

Session chair: Stela Rubínová (WTO)

The Brexit Vote and Labour Demand: Evidence from Online Job Postings

Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford and EBRD) with Layla O'Kane, Ben Kett and Katherine Stapleton

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:30

Session chair: Marcelo Olarreaga (University of Geneva)

Sales and Markup Dispersion: Quantifying Misallocation

Peter Neary (University of Oxford) with Monika Mrázová and Mathieu Parenti

Did Trump’s Trade War Impact the 2018 Election?

Emily Blanchard (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and University of Zurich) with Chad Bown and Davin Chor

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch time - free 

13:30 – 16:30

Collaboration time 

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break 

17:00 – 18:00

Session chair: Davide Suverato (ETH Zurich)

Disputes in International Investment and Trade

Ralph Ossa (University of Zurich) with Bob Staiger and Alan Sykes

18:00 – 19:00

Session chair / Moderator : Marco Fugazza (UNCTAD)

Panel discussion: Challenges for Research on the Global Trading System

Caroline Freund (World Bank), Marion Jansen (ITC), Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford and EBRD) and Robert Koopman (WTO)

20:00

Dinner 

 

Friday 31st January

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast 

9:00 – 10:00

Session chair: Olga Solleder (ITC)

The Impact of Tariff Hikes on Firm Exports

Emanuel Ornelas (São Paulo School of Economics, FGV) with Facundo Albornoz and Irene Brambilla

 

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break 

10:30 – 12:30

Session chair: Marc Bacchetta (WTO)

Structural Change Within Versus Across Firms: Evidence from the United States

Teresa Fort (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College) with Xiang Ding, Stephen J. Redding and Peter K. Schott

Quantifying the Effects of International Tax Reforms

Mathieu Parenti (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles) with Sébastien Laffitte, Baptiste Souillard and Farid Toubal 

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch time - free 

13:30 – 16:30

Collaboration time 

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break 

17:00 – 19:00

Session chair: Monika Mrázová (University of Geneva)

Let There Be Light: Trade and the Development of Border Regions

Marius Brülhart (University of Lausanne) with Olivier Cadot and Alexander Himbert

Is 3D Printing a Threat to Global Trade? The Trade Effects You Didn't Hear About

Caroline Freund (World Bank) with Alen Mulabdic and Michele Ruta

20:00

Dinner