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About the Event

The past 30 years have seen a dramatic fall in extreme poverty in most areas of the world and rising incomes in formerly poor and middle income countries. While there are many factors, this workshop explores the role of international trade coincident with growing Global Value Chains and export led growth, as well as movements in the location of production and specialization moving millions of people from the countryside to the city.

Key to these processes is also the adoption of new and better technologies and inputs and the reallocation of the productive factors of economy, which the workshop will also investigate. Looming in the background of these huge gains in economic activity and trade are also the environmental impacts which threaten to undermine these gains which will also be critically examined.

Finally, it's an opportunity for a research community that has been sitting behind screens, scattered and separated across countries, to reconnect and exchange thoughts, comments and ideas face to face and celebrate the accomplishments of the past two years.


9:00 – 9:30 Arrivals

9:30 – 9:40 Welcome

9:40 – 9:50 Catherine Thomas (LSE): "Remarks on the Trade Research Community in London"

9:50 – 10:40 Keynote: Emanuel Ornelas (Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV): "Firm Export Responses to Tariff Hikes"

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee

11:10 – 12:00 Andres Rodriguez Clare (University of California at Berkeley): "The Carbon Footprint of Multinational Production"

Discussant: Rob Elliot (University of Birmingham)

12:00 – 12:50 Paula Bustos (CEMFI): The Effects of Climate Change on Labor and Capital Reallocation

Discussant: Jan Bakker (Bocconi University)

12:50 Head to Council Room, Strand Campus for lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:50 Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University) - online: “Input Quality Complementarities”

Discussant: Luca Macedoni (Aarhus University)

14:50 – 15:40 Douglas Gollin (Oxford Univeristy): “Locating the City: Mismeasurement and the Returns to Rural-Urban Migration”

Discussant: Alessandra Bonfiglioli (Queen Mary University of London)

15:40 – 16:10 Coffee

16:10 – 17:00 Banu Demir Pakel (Bilkent University): “Access to Fast Internet, Competition, and Business Connections”

Discussant: Andy Bernard (Dartmouth College)

17:00 – 17:50 Frederic Warzynski (Aarhus University) : “The Dynamics of Global Sourcing: The Intensive and Extensive Margins of FDI Decisions of Korean Firms”

Discussant: Ariel Reshef (Paris School of Economics)

18:00 Drinks and Canapes on the 8th Floor, Bush House


Please note: All talks are 40 minutes with a 10 minute discussion


At this event

John  Morrow

Reader in Economics

Liang Bai

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Elodie Andrieu

PhD Student in Economics

Event details

Lecture Theater 2, Bush House (S)4.04 and (S)4.03
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

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