Workshop on Regional Economics – Ifo Institute, Dresden Branch

Conference Dates: Sep 15, 2016 to Sep 16, 2016
Deadline for paper submissions: Jul 15, 2016
Deadline for participant registration: Friday, August 12, 2016

The Ifo Institute, Dresden Branch, and the Technische Universität Braunschweig are pleased to announce the 6th Ifo Dresden Workshop on Regional Economics. The workshop aims at facilitating the networking of young scientists and at promoting the exchange of their latest research across the range of regional economics, persistency in regional inequality, regional structural change and growth-enhancing regional policies.

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Scholarship for Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development

The Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development (MALED) of the International Training Centre of the ILO is organized in partnership with the University of Turin, with the support of the International Labour Organization and in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (DIAL/IRD), the LABORatorio R. Revelli, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) and the World Bank.

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CALL FOR PAPERS International Conference on Services, Investment and Global Value Chains July 28-29, 2016, New Delhi

Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
(An organization under Ministry of Commerce, GoI)
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016

The conference is aimed at discussing theoretical and empirical research on services trade, investment and global value chains and intends to invite research papers investigating new opportunities, issues and challenges on these subjects.… read more ...

Conference: “Economics of Global Interactions”

The University of Bari “Aldo Moro” is hosting the 7th edition of the conference on the  “Economics of Global Interactions”. The conference is co-organized with SNF, Centre for Applied Research at NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway) and Master E.G.E.I.

The event will provide scholars with the opportunity to discuss their recent contributions in the following areas:
–        Theoretical and empirical aspects of International Trade;
–        Determinants and effects of International Migration and FDI;
–        Institutions and Economic Development;
–        Globalization, sustainability and the environment;
–        Industrialization in developing countries

Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome.… read more ...

New Working Papers April 2016

The following working papers have recently been added to our working papers page.

Carballo, Jerónimo, Alejandro Graziano, Georg Schaur, and Christian Volpe Martincus (2016) “The Border Labyrinth: Information Technologies and Trade in the Presence of Multiple Agencies

Roy, Jayjit (2016) “Employment Protection Legislation and International Trade

Temple, Jonathan and Nicolas Van de Sijpe (2015) “Foreign Aid and Domestic Absorption

Parsons, Christopher and Pierre-Louis Vezina (2014) “Migrant Networks and Trade: The Vietnamese Boat People as a Natural Experiment“… read more ...

Welcome new members

We would like to welcome the following new members of the InsTED network.

Prof. Jackie M.L. Chan (Chinese University of Hong Kong) His research interests are in international trade, international economics, macroeconomics, and asian economics.

Dr. Michael J. Sposi (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas ) His fields of research interest are international trade, macroeconomics, and economic development.… read more ...

Dynamics, Economic Growth and International Trade DEGIT XXI Conference

1st – 2nd September 2016 


Organized by:

School of Economics, University of Nottingham Nottingham

Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP)

Organizing Committee:

Holger Breinlich, Paolo Epifani, Giovanni Facchini, Richard Kneller, Giammario Impullitti, Omar Licandro, Chris Milner, Richard Upward (University of Nottingham and GEP); Bjarne S. Jensen (University of Southern Denmark) Economists working in the field of economic growth and international trade are invited to submit a paper or an abstract for presentation at the Nottingham conference.… read more ...

Non-homothetic Preferences in Models of International Trade

In international trade models, the assumption of homothetic preferences ensures that income elasticities of demand are equal to one, allowing the analysis to focus on the supply side.  Over the years, many important insights have been facilitated by this assumption.  These include the idea that differing factor proportions can motivate trade, as well as more recent discoveries about firm behavior in an international trade setting.  However the assumption of homothetic preferences has been questioned from an empirical standpoint.  In particular, we do not observe an income elasticity of demand equal to one in the data.  When preferences are assumed to be non-homothetic instead, so that aggregate demand varies with aggregate income as well as the income distribution, the focus of the analysis shifts to the demand side.… read more ...

Financial Development & Economic Stability (FDES-2016)

in partnership with the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

29-30 September 2016, Durham University


Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to submit research papers (in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the FDES-2016 conference that will take place on 29-30 September 2016 at Durham University. The submission deadline is May 31, 2016.… read more ...

Quality FDI, Growth and Development – Discussing the impact and policy options

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – in partnership with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and in cooperation with the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy at the Georgetown University – is organizing a 2-day conference on “Quality FDI, Growth and Development: Discussing the Impact and Policy Options” in Vienna from 14 to 15 September 2016.… read more ...