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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2009

 

International Trade and Investment Workshop

 

July 27-30, 2009

 

John McLaren and Andres Rodriguez-Clare, Organizers

 

NBER

2nd Floor Conference Room

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

PROGRAM

 

MONDAY, JULY 27:

 

 

 9:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

 

Historical explorations of trade and transport costs.

 

 

 9:30 am

DAVE DONALDSON, London School of Economics

 

Railroads on the Raj: Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure

 

 

 

Discussant:  COSTAS ARKOLAKIS, Yale University and NBER

 

 

10:30 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

JAMES ANDERSON, Boston College and NBER

 

Globalization and Income Distribution: A Specific Factors Continuum Approach

 

 

 

Discussant:  JONATHAN VOGEL, Columbia University and NBER

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

 

Trade and Economic Development

 

 

 1:00 pm

JAMES FEYRER, Dartmouth College and NBER

 

Trade and Income - Exploiting Time Series in Geography

 

 

 

Discussant:  POL ANTRĀS, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

2:00 pm

Break

 

 

 

 

2:30 pm

JENNIFER POOLE, UC, Santa Cruz

 

Knowledge Transfers from Multinational to Domestic Firms: Evidence from Worker Mobility

 

 

 

Discussant:  ANDREW BERNARD, Dartmouth College and NBER

 

 

 3:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 6:00 pm

Clambake, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 28:

 

 

 9:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

 

New implications of firm heterogeneity.

 

 

 9:30 am

STEPHEN REDDING, London School of Economics

 

ELHANAN HELPMAN, Harvard University and NBER

 

OLEG ITSKHOKI, Harvard University

 

Inequality and Unemployment in a Global Economy

 

 

 

Discussant:  JAMES HARRIGAN, University of Virginia and NBER

 

 

10:30 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

JAMES HOLLADAY, University of Colorado

 

Are Exporters Mother Nature's Best Friends?

 

 

 

Discussant:  SCOTT TAYLOR, University of Calgary and NBER

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

 

Legal institutions of globalization.

 

 

 1:00 pm

PAOLA CONCONI, Free University

 

GIOVANNI FACCHINI, Erasmus University

 

MAURIZIO ZANARDI, ECARES, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles

 

Fast Track Authority and International Trade Negotiations

 

 

 

Discussant:  KYLE BAGWELL, Stanford University and NBER

 

 

 2:00 pm

Break

 

 

 2:30 pm

GIOVANNI MAGGI, Yale University and NBER

 

ROBERT STAIGER, Stanford University and NBER

 

Breach, Remedies, and Dispute Settlement in Trade Agreements

 

 

 

Discussant:  KALA KRISHNA, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

 

 

 3:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29:

 

 

 9:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

 

Theories of trade and income distribution.

 

 

 9:30 am

DANIEL M. BERNHOFEN, University of Nottingham

 

JOHN C. BROWN, Clark University

 

Testing the general validity of the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem: the natural experiment of Japan

 

 

10:30 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

PABLO FAJGELBAUM, Princeton University

 

GENE GROSSMAN, Princeton University and NBER

 

ELHANAN HELPMAN, Harvard University and NBER

 

Income Distribution, Product Quality and International Trade

 

 

 

Discussant:  ANA CECILIA FIELER, New York University

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

 

Price discrimination, competition, and price-cost markups.

 

 

 1:00 pm

INA SIMONOVSKA, University of Minnesota

 

Income Differences and Prices of Tradables

 

 

 

Discussant:  ERIC VERHOOGEN, Columbia University and NBER

 

 

 2:00 pm

Break

 

 

 2:30 pm

ROBERT FEENSTRA, UC, Davis and NBER

 

DAVID E. WEINSTEIN, Columbia University and NBER

 

Globalization, Competition and the US Price Level

 

 

 

Discussant:  JOHN ROMALIS, University of Chicago and NBER

 

 

 3:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 30:

 

 

 9:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

 

Location and innovation: Empirics of trade and imperfect competition.

 

 

 9:30 am

J. BRADFORD JENSEN, Georgetown University and NBER

 

ANTOINE GERVAIS, University of Maryland

 

Are Services Tradeable? Evidence from US Microdata

 

 

 

Discussant:  STEPHEN YEAPLE, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

 

 

10:30 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

DANIEL XU, New York University

 

BEE YAN AW, Pennsylvania State University

 

MARK J. ROBERTS, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

 

R&D Investment, Exporting and Productivity Dynamics

 

 

 

Discussant:  OLEG ITSKHOKI, Harvard University

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch and Adjourn