CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on Firm Dynamics, Trade and Development

December 10-11, 2014
Montevideo, Uruguay

The Banco Central del Uruguay (BCU), in cooperation with the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE), is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on Firm Dynamics, Trade and Development, which will be held onDecember 10-11, 2014, in Montevideo, Uruguay, organizers Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia), Omar Licandro (Barcelona GSE) and Adolfo Sarmiento (BCU).
This Workshop will count with the presence of the following invited speakers: Professor Sam Kortum from Yale University and Professor Peter Schott from Yale University.
The policy round table discussion will be led by Dr. Christian Volpe from IADB.
Ariel Burstein, UCLA
Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale University
Hugo Hopenhayn, UCLA
Nestor Gandelman, Universidad ORT (Montevideo)
Deadline for paper submission: September 30, 2014
Notification of paper acceptance: October 15, 2014
The Workshop organizers invite authors to submit original, theoretical and empirical papers on the general topic of firm dynamics, trade and development.
Papers for the Workshop must be submitted by September 30, 2014. To submit a paper, please email a PDF file to  or 
The cover page should include: the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, including address, phone and email of each author, and an abstract with the appropriate JEL classification.
Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the Workshop will be notified by October 15, 2014.

Organizers will make hotel reservations and cover accommodation costs (up to two nights) to speakers (though participants from central banks and other official institutions are expected to cover their own expenses). Limited resources are available to cover travel expenses.

Should you have any questions, please contact  or
This Workshop will develop within the framework of the First RIDGE December Forum,December 8 – 12, 2014, jointly with the following workshops:
Financial Stability and Regulatory Responses, December 8-9
Financial Crises, December 9-10
Productivity Growth, Resource Misallocation and Development. 11-12
The RIDGE December Forum aims to favor the spread of high quality research in economics by associating top researchers working on the frontier of knowledge to local and regional researchers and policymakers.
Participants to the Workshop on Firm Dynamics, Trade and Development are welcome to attend the other workshops.