CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Jeudi 12 avril 2012
XIth Doctoral Meetings in International Trade and International Finance

April 12th to 14th 2012 Workshop organized by the network Research in International Economics and Finance – RIEF, MILAN

THURSDAY 12/04/2012

14.00 Registration and coffee AS01

14.30 Welcome Speech: Donato Masciandaro, Bocconi University and Paolo Baffi Centre

14.45 Plenary Lecture (Macro)

Tommaso MONACELLI (Bocconi University) : Financial Markets and Unemployment

16.00 SESSION I - Trade, quality and diversification

Chair: Daniel Mirza

  • Lisandra FLACH, Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE), University of Mannheim, “Quality Upgrading and Price Heterogeneity: Evidence from Brazilian Exporters”
  • Jamal Ibrahim HAIDAR, Paris School of Economics, “Does Product Diversification Impact Exporter Sales: Evidence from Jordanian Customs Transactions”
  • Vincenzo MERELLA, University of Cagliari, “Love for Quality, Comparative Advantage, and Trade”

17.15 Coffee break (Foyer AS01)

17.30 SESSION II - Empirical Finance AS01

Chair: (Giovanni Puopolo)

  • Selmi Refk, Business Institute of Tunis, “The question of exchange rate volatility and trade performance in Morocco new approaches, new results”
  • Ghulame RUBBANIY, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, “Metal investments: distrust killer or inflation hedging?”
  • Julia SCHMIDT, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) Geneva, “Country risk premia, endogenous collateral constraints and non-linearities: A TVAR approach”

18.45 Prize Award

20.00 Social dinner : Bobino Piazza A. Cantore - Imbarcadero Darsena, 20123 Milano

FRIDAY 13/04/2012

9.00 SESSION III AS01 - Trade, regulations and institutions

Chair: Carlo Altomonte

  • Tine Jeppesen, University College Dublin and Stockholm University, “FDI, Judicial Quality and Backward Linkages: Firm-level Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe”
  • Emmanuel MILET, Paris School of Economics (Paris 1), “The Discriminatory Effect of Domestic Regulations on International Services Trade: Evidence from Firm-Level Data”
  • Marcel SMOLKA, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Tübingen, “Individual Attitudes Towards Trade: Stolper-Samuelson Revisited”

10.15 Coffee break (Foyer AS01)

10.30 SESSION IV AS01 - OPEN MACRO, Crisis and Trade imbalances

Chair: Agnès Bénassy

  • Gong CHENG, Sciences Po and Banque de France, “Credit constraint, Foreign Reserve Accumulation and Capital Formation in Emerging Market Economies”
  • Luca Fornano, Department of Economics, London School of Economic, “Financial Crises, Exchange Rate Policy and Precautionary Demand for Foreign Assets”
  • Ida HJORTZO, European University Institute, “Imbalances and Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union”
  • Tommaso TRANI, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, “Trade in secured debt, adjustment in haircuts and international portfolios”

12.10 LUNCH (Foyer AS01)


Marcelo Olarreaga : “There goes gravity: How ebay reduces trade costs”

15.15 SESSION V - Trade and RTA AS01

Chair: José de Sousa

  • Joachim JARREAU, University of Paris 1, “Preferential Trade Agreements Proliferation: Sorting out the effects”
  • Arevik MKRTCHYAN, Department of Economics, European University Institute, “Mutual Protectionism”
  • Sohaib SHAHID, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) Geneva, “Does the Nature of Regional Trade Agreements Matter in Promoting Trade?

16.30 Coffee break (Foyer AS01)

16.45 SESSION VI AS01 - Trade externalities and imperfect competition

Chair: Maria Bas

  • Onur A. KOSKA, University of Tübingen, “Trade and Imperfect Competition in General Equilibrium”
  • Dinh-Long PHAM, University of Kiel, “Investment Climate and Technical Efficiency: Evidence from A Transition Economy”
  • Esteban PRIETO, University of Tübingen, “A Gravity Equation for Bank Loans”
  • Loriane Py, Paris School of Economics and Stockholm University, “The Impact of Urban Enterprise Zones on Establishment Location Decisions - Evidence from French ZFUs”

18.25 End of day sessions

SATURDAY 14/04/2012

9.00 SESSION VII AS01 - Trade, Migration and Labour Markets

Chair: Cristina Mitaritonna

  • Anthony EDO, Paris School of Economics and University of Paris 1, “Labour Market Rigidity, Inequality and Immigration: Empirical Evidence from French Census Data”
  • Shruti SHARMA, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Do firms skill upgrade with a decline in input tariffs? A pseudo panel analysis”
  • Jens Wrona, University of Tübingen, “Two-Way Migration between Similar Countries”
  • Anna ZAGRAJCZUK-RAY, University of Paris 1, Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne, “Tasks, Services and Labor with Two Waves of Offshoring”

10.40 Coffee (Foyer AS01)

11.00 SESSION VIII AS01 - Finance, Reforms and Growth

Chair: Marcelo Olarreaga

  • Zorobabel T. BICABA, PSE, University of Paris 1 and CERDI, Growth and financial reforms trajectory: an optimal matching sequence analysis approach”
  • Francesco Di COMITE, Université catholique de Louvain, “Government Strength and Financial Reforms”

11.50 Concluding Remarks

12.00 End of Conference