Trade and Agriculture Conference

Dave Donaldson, Organizer

May 17-18, 2018

NBER, Feldstein Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, May 17
FORMAT: 40 mins presenter, 10 mins discussant, 10 mins general discussion
9:00 am
Shuttle Van Leaves Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER (taxis and uber for overflow)
9:15 am
Continental Breakfast
9:45 am
Opening Remarks by Gopinath Munisamy, USDA
10:00 am
Thibault Fally, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
James E. Sayre, University of California, Davis

Commodity Trade Matters
Discussant: Sebastian Sotelo, University of Michigan and NBER
11:00 am
11:15 am
Christophe Gouel, INRAE
David Laborde, International Food Policy Research Institute

The Crucial Role of International Trade in Adaptation to Climate Change
Discussant: Jonathan M. Colmer, University of Virginia
12:15 pm
Keynote Lecture and Lunch
Daniel B. Whitley, Acting Associate Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service
1:30 pm
Jonathan I. Dingel, University of Chicago and NBER
Solomon M. Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Kyle C. Meng, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER

The Spatial Structure of Productivity, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate
Discussant: Michael E. Waugh, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NBER
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Uris Baldos, Purdue University
Thomas Hertel, Purdue University
Frances Moore, University of California at Davis

The Biophysical and Economic Geographies of Global Climate Impacts on Agriculture
Discussant: Joseph S. Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
Kari Heerman, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Ian M. Sheldon, Ohio State University

Gravity and Comparative Advantage: Estimation of Trade Elasticities for the Agricultural Sector
Discussant: Kerem Coşar, University of Virginia and NBER
5:00 pm
Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business
Brian J. Giera, Amazon Research
Dahyeon Jeong, World Bank
Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz and NBER
Alan Spearot, University of California at Santa Cruz

Market Access, Trade Costs, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Northern Tanzania
Discussant: Shoumitro Chatterjee, Johns Hopkins University
6:00 pm
Shuttle Van Leaves NBER for Royal Sonesta Hotel (taxis and uber for overflow)
6:30 pm
Bambara Restaurant
(across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA
Friday, May 18
8:15 am
Shuttle Van Leaves Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER (taxis and uber for overflow)
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Jayson Beckman, US Department of Agriculture
Carmen Estrades, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Manuel Flores, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Angel H. Aguiar, Purdue University

The Impacts of Export Taxes on Agricultural Trade
Discussant: Will Martin, International Food Policy Research Institute
10:00 am
10:15 am
Douglas Gollin, Tufts University
Casper W. Hansen, University of Copenhagen
Asger Wingender, University of Copenhagen

Two Blades of Grass: The Impact of the Green Revolution
Discussant: Samuel Bazzi, University of California, San Diego and NBER
11:15 am
11:30 am
Colin A. Carter, University of California at Davis
Sandro Steinbach, North Dakota State University

Trade Diversion and the Initiation Effect: A Case Study of U.S. Trade Remedies in Agriculture
Discussant: Justin R. Pierce, Federal Reserve Board
12:30 pm
1:15 pm
Osea Giuntella, University of Pittsburgh and NBER
Matthias Rieger, Erasmus University
Lorenzo Rotunno, International Monetary Fund

Weight Gains from Trade in Foods: Evidence from Mexico
Discussant: Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Marshall Burke, Stanford University and NBER
Lauren F. Bergquist, Yale University and NBER
Edward Miguel, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Sell Low and Buy High: Arbitrage and Local Price Effects in Kenyan Markets
Discussant: Obie Porteous, Middlebury College
3:30 pm