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 ...

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 ...

Global Tariff Negotiations as a Stumbling Bloc to Global Free Trade?

By James Lake (Southern Methodist University) and Santanu Roy (Southern Methodist University)

The principle of non-discrimination lies at the heart of the WTO. GATT Article I mandates that, for a given product, a country cannot set different tariffs on different trading partners.… read more ...

The GATT/WTO’s Special and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries

By Ben Zissimos (University of Exeter Business School)

Special and differential treatment (SDT) is effectively a set of exemptions from MFN extended to developing country members of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)/World Trade Organization (WTO).… read more ...

Summary of the 4th InsTED / 9th EESP-FGV Workshop

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We would like to thank the Sao Paulo School of Economics at The Getulio Vargas Foundation (EESP-FGV) for hosting the 4th InsTED Workshop jointly with their 9th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference.  We are grateful to them, and also to the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development, and the “Firms, Markets, and Values” cluster at the University of Exeter Business School, for sponsoring this event.  The workshop took place at EESP-FGV from May 17th-18th 2017.  Special thanks go to our joint-organizers, Emanuel Ornelas and Vladimir Ponczek, as well as Hully Rolemberg for her extremely helpful and patient interactions with everyone.… read more ...

Review of the 3rd InsTED Workshop at Indiana University

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We would like to thank all the participants of the 3rd InsTED workshop for making the meeting interesting and productive.  We also would like to thank the Department of Economics at Indiana University Bloomington for hosting the Workshop.  We are grateful to them, and to the Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, The Ostrom Workshop, The University of Exeter Business School and Vanderbilt University for sponsoring this event.  The workshop took place from May 13th-15th 2016.  Special thanks go to Mostafa Beshkar as chair of the local organizing committee and Howard Swyers for his cheerful interactions with everyone and his meticulous attention to detail in the organization of this event.… read more ...