CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Monday June 24, 2013
Workshop CEPII-PSE 2013: The Strategies of Exporting Firms

This international workshop aims at confronting recent works on the strategies of exporting firms. This topic has recently drawn the attention of theoretical and applied economists, particularly concerning both causes and effects of exports at firm level. This workshop intends to open up the discussion on (i) the characteristics and determinants of exporting firms, (ii) the firm level interactions between trade and labor market.

9:00-9:20 – Registration
9:20-9:30  – Welcome address by Sébastien Jean (CEPII - INRA)
9:30-11:00   Session 1 - Exports and the home country perspective
Chair: Lionel Fontagné (PSE, CEPII)
Export Dynamics and Sales at Home(45’)
Nicolas Berman (Graduate Institute Geneva) with Antoine Berthou and Jerome Hericourt

Multinational Retailers and Home Country Exports” (45’)
Charlotte Emlinger (CEPII) with Angela Cheptea and Karine Latouche

Coffee break11:00-11:30
11:30-13:00   Session 2 - Labour Heterogeneity and Firms Performances
Chair: Thierry Verdier (PSE)
Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market (45’)
Jonathan Eaton (Pennsylvania State University), with Samuel Kortum, Francis Kramarz and Raul Sampognaro
“Immigration and Firms: Evidence from France” (45’)
Cristina Mitaritonna (CEPII), with Gianluca Orefice and Giovanni Peri
Break 13:00 -14:30
 14:30-16:00 - Session 3 - The trade margins of exporting firms
Chair: Francesco Giavazzi (Bocconi university) 

"The buyer margins of firms' export" (45’)
Gianmarco Ottaviano (LSE) with Jeronimo Carballo and Christian Volpe Martincus

“Product Standards and Margins of Trade: Firm Level Evidence” (45’)
Gianluca Orefice (CEPII) with Lionel Fontagné, Roberta Piermartini and Nadia Rocha
Coffee break – 16:00-16:30
16:30-18:00 - Session 4 - Trade liberalization and export performances
Chair: Thierry Mayer (CEPII, Sciences Po)

“Trade Liberalization and Export Prices” (45’)
Maria Bas (CEPII) with Vanessa Strauss-Kahn

“Cherries for Sale: Export Networks and the Incidence of Cross-Border M&A“ (45’)
Farid Toubal (Cachan-CEPII)
- Concluding remarks and research agenda by Matthieu Crozet (PSE, CEPII)

Organizers & contacts:
Matthieu Crozet: matthieu.crozet@cepii.fr
Gianluca Orefice: gianluca.orefice@cepii.fr