2018 InsTED Workshop at Syracuse University

5th InsTED Workshop on
“Advances in Institutions, Trade and Economic Development”

The workshop will take place at Syracuse University, NY, USA, May 15th-16th 2018. Sponsorship by the Department of Economics, the Maxwell School Dean’s Office, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, all at Syracuse University, is gratefully acknowledged.… read more ...

Self-Enforcing Trade Agreements and Lobbying

By Kristy Buzard (Syracuse University)

Going back to the mid-1980s, the repeated prisoner’s dilemma has been used to model the absence of strong external enforcement mechanisms for trade agreements.[1] Cooperation is enforced by promises of future punishment for any deviation from the agreement, and the amount of cooperation that can be achieved depends on the severity of the chosen punishments.… read more ...

Associate Research Director – Trade, Investment and Productivity

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) is one of Britain’s most influential and prestigious independent research centres.… read more ...

Trade and Growth with Heterogeneous Firms and Asymmetric Countries

By Takumi Naito (Vanderbilt University and Waseda University)

Trade liberalization encourages more productive firms to start exporting, while it forces more unproductive firms to exit from their domestic markets. The increase in the average productivity because of tougher selection contributes to higher welfare of countries.… read more ...