SI 2021 International Trade & Investment

Laura Alfaro, Pablo D. Fajgelbaum, and Stephen J. Redding, Organizers

July 12-15, 2021

on Zoom.us, Times in US EDT

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 12
FORMAT: All one-hour sessions will have 35 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion, and 15 minutes Q&A and extended discussion.
Optimal Policy
11:00 am
Pol Antràs, Harvard University and NBER
Teresa C. Fort, Dartmouth College and NBER
Agustin Gutierrez, University of Chicago
Felix Tintelnot, University of Chicago and NBER

Import Tariffs and Global Sourcing (slides)
Discussant: Iván Werning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
12:00 pm
Kiminori Matsuyama, Northwestern University
Philip Ushchev, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

When Does Procompetitive Entry Imply Excessive Entry? (slides)
Discussant: David Baqaee, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
1:00 pm
Break
Impacts of Trade Policy
2:00 pm
Yuan Tian, University of Nottingham
JunJie Xia, Peking University
Rudai Yang, Peking University

Trade-Induced Urbanization and the Making of Modern Agriculture (slides)
Discussant: Paula Bustos, CEMFI (slides)
3:00 pm
Break
3:05 pm
Holger Breinlich, University of Surrey
Elsa Leromain, Université Catholique de Louvain
Dennis Novy, University of Warwick
Thomas Sampson, London School of Economics

Import Liberalization as Export Destruction? Evidence from the United States (slides)
Discussant: Réka Juhász, University of British Columbia and NBER
4:05 pm
Break
4:10 pm
Peter Morrow, University of Toronto
Brian K. Kovak, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Allison Devlin, University of Toronto

The Long-Run Labor Market Effects of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (slides)
Discussant: Teresa C. Fort, Dartmouth College and NBER
5:10 pm
Adjourn
Tuesday, July 13
Firms in Trade
11:00 am
Philippe Aghion, London School of Economics
Antonin Bergeaud, HEC Paris
Timothee Gigout, College de France
Matthieu Lequien, INSEE
Marc Melitz, Harvard University and NBER

Exporting Ideas: Knowledge Flows from Expanding Trade in Goods
Discussant: Claudia Steinwender, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
12:00 pm
Jie Bai, Harvard University and NBER
Maggie Chen, George Washington University
Jin Liu, New York University
Xiaosheng Mu, Princeton University
Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER

Search and Information Frictions on Global E-Commerce Platforms: Evidence from AliExpress
Discussant: David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER
1:00 pm
Adjourn
2:00 pm
International Trade & Macroeconomics
Wednesday, July 14
Immigration
11:00 am
Gordon H. Hanson, Harvard University and NBER
Chen Liu, National University of Singapore

Immigration and Occupational Comparative Advantage
Discussant: Eduardo Morales, Princeton University and NBER
12:00 pm
Brett A. McCully, Collegio Carlo Alberto

Immigrants, Legal Status, and Illegal Trade (slides)
Discussant: Melanie Morten, Stanford University and NBER
1:00 pm
Break
Multinationals and Development
1:30 pm
Louise Guillouet, Columbia University
Amit Khandelwal, Yale University and NBER
Rocco Macchiavello, London School of Economics
Matthieu Teachout, Columbia University

Language Barriers in Multinationals and Knowledge Transfers
Discussant: Lindsay Oldenski, Georgetown University
2:30 pm
Policy Panel
Trade Disruptions: Short-Run Impacts and Long-Term Consequences
Chad Bown, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Caroline Freund, Dean of UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS)
Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
3:30 pm
Alonso Alfaro-Urena, Central Bank of Costa Rica
Benjamin Faber, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Cecile Gaubert, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Isabela Manelici, London School of Economics
José P. Vásquez, London School of Economics

Responsible Sourcing? Theory and Evidence from Costa Rica
Discussant: Pamela M. Medina, University of Toronto
4:30 pm
Adjourn and Meet on Wonder platform for virtual happy hour
Thursday, July 15
Trade Costs
11:00 am
Sharat Ganapati, Georgetown University and NBER
Woan Foong Wong, University of Oregon
Oren Ziv, Michigan State University

Entrepot: Hubs, Scale, and Trade Costs (slides)
Discussant: Myrto Kalouptsidi, Harvard University and NBER
12:00 pm
Matthew Grant, Dartmouth College
Meredith Startz, Dartmouth College and NBER

Cutting Out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation
Discussant: Swati Dhingra, London School of Economics
1:00 pm
30 minute break, plus one-hour unstructured meetings
Spatial Economics
2:30 pm
Costas Arkolakis, Yale University and NBER
Federico Huneeus, Duke University
Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston University

Spatial Production Networks (slides)
Discussant: Yuan Zi, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
3:30 pm
Ernest Liu, Princeton University and NBER
Benny Kleinman, University of Chicago
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER

Sufficient Statistics for Dynamic Spatial Economics (slides)
Discussant: Ricardo M. Reyes-Heroles, Federal Reserve Board
4:30 pm
Adjourn