CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Jeudi 10 juin 2021 - Vendredi 11 juin 2021
Banque de France Auditorium, Paris
Workshop "International Trade: The New Normal": call for papers, submission until 28 February 2021

                
The Banque de France, CEPII, CEPR and University of Surrey are jointly organising a workshop to explore economic dimensions of the “new normal” environment of international trade, which has been severely impacted by recent events and associated rises in trade costs. Increases in tariffs and sanctions (e.g. U.S-China trade war), globalisation backlash, institutional challenges (e.g. Brexit, WTO), and Covid-19 are imposing a rethinking of multilateral trade and the way that firms organise production across borders. Empirical as well as theoretical contributions that analyse the consequences of this new normal situation with an emphasis on a policy perspective are welcome.
 
The workshop will take place at the Banque de France’s headquarters in Paris on two half-days 10-11 June 2021. The programme will include seven academic papers, including a Guest Lecture by Gene Grossman (Princeton and CEPR), a keynote presentation by Paola Conconi (ECARES and CEPR). A Policy Round Table with Lionel Fontagné (Banque de France and CEPII), Beata Javorcik (ERBD, University of Oxford and CEPR), Marion Jensen (OECD) and Robert Koopman (WTO and CEPR) and moderated by Martin Sandbu (Financial Times). Participants will also be invited to dinner with French policymakers on 10th June, where Sébastian Jean (CEPII) will give a dinner speech.
 
CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers should be submitted no later than 28th February 2021. Decisions are expected to be communicated by end of March. Organisers should be able to cover travel and accommodation costs for Europe-based authors of accepted contributions (to be confirmed with acceptance decision), in accordance with the CEPR Travel Guidelines which will be circulated at a later date. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given. 
 
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the workshop may become a hybrid workshop or a completely virtual workshop depending on the situation closer to the time.
 
ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Jean-Charles Bricongne, Juan Carluccio, Olivier de Bandt, Lionel Fontagné, Beata Javorcik, Maurizio Zanardi
 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Juan Carluccio, Lionel Fontagné, Beata Javorcik, Maurizio Zanardi.
 
Authors who are CEPR-affiliated or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/international-trade-new-normal. If you do not have a CEPR online profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 28 February 2021.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at mchan@cepr.org.