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International Trade and Investment Program Meeting


December 3 – 4, 2010


Robert Feenstra, Organizer


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

1st Floor Conference Room

101 Market Street

San Francisco, California




Friday, December 3:


9:00 am            Continental Breakfast


Session I         Financing Trade


9:30 am            Pol Antràs, Harvard University and NBER

                        C. Fritz Foley, Harvard University and NBER

Poultry in Motion: A Study of International Trade Finance Practices


10:30 am          Break


10:45 am          Davin Chor, Singapore Management University

Kalina Manova, Stanford University and NBER

Off the Cliff and Back? Credit Conditions and International Trade during the Global Financial Crisis


11:45 am          Lunch


1:00 pm            Robert Feenstra, UC, Davis and NBER

Zhiyuan Li, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Miaojie Yu, Peking University

Exports and Credit Constraints under Incomplete Information: Theory and

Evidence from China


2:00 pm            Break


Session II       Re-Examining Trade Theory


2:15 pm            Jessie Handbury, Columbia University

David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER

Is New Economic Geography Right? Evidence from Price Data


3:15 pm            Break


3:30 pm            James Markusen, University of Colorado, Boulder and NBER

Putting Per-Capita Income Back into Trade Theory

4:30 pm            Adjourn


6:15 pm            Dinner

The Slanted Door Restaurant

1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA


Saturday, December 4:


8:30 am            Continental Breakfast


Session III      Firm and Sector Heterogeneity


9:00 am            A. Kerem Coşar, University of Chicago

Nezih Guner, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

James Tybout, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

                        Firm Dynamics, Job Turnover and Wage Distributions in an Open Economy


10:00 am          Break


10:15 am          Ina Simonovska, UC, Davis and NBER

Michael Waugh, New York University

                        The Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence


11:15 am          Break


11:30 am          James Harrigan, University of Virginia and NBER

                        Victor Shlychkov, Columbia University

Export Prices of U.S. Firms   do not post


12:30 pm          Lunch and Adjourn