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 ...

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


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 ...

Kiel Institute Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research

The Kiel Institute will continue its successful Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research with a new program starting in August 2016 :

Macroeconomics in Open Economies  –  Roberto Rigobon (MIT)

Financial Markets and the Macro-Economy  –  Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton)

Debt Crises and Macro-Prudential Policy  –  Enrique Mendoza (Pennsylvania)

Monetary Policy: Theory and Practice  –  Volker Wieland (Frankfurt)

Exchange-Rate Economics  –  Lucio Sarno (London)

Firms in International Trade  –  Marc Melitz (Harvard)

Trade Policy Analysis with Gravity Models  –  Yoto Yotov (Drexel)

Economic Growth  –  Gino Gancia (Barcelona)

Economic Development  –  Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford) 

The 10 month program addresses in particular M.A.read more ...

Call for Papers: Development Economics and Policy

Annual International Conference of the German Economic Association

Research Group on Development Economics

Hosted by Heidelberg University, 3-4 June 2016 in Heidelberg

***Keynote Speakers***

Jean-Phillipe Platteau
(Emeritus Professor, University of Namur and Centre for Research in Economic Development (CRED))

Philip Keefer
(Principal Economic Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank)

The annual conference brings together international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields.… read more ...

Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs 2016

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Economists until the age of 35 (born 1980 or later) are invited to apply for this award by submitting up to three published or unpublished papers in the field of global economic affairs, and specifically pertaining to the following areas:

• International Trade and FDI
• Knowledge Creation and Growth
• Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development
• Environmental Policy
• Reforming the Welfare Society
• Labour Market Policy
• Monetary Policy
• Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Activity
• Behavioural Economics

Submission of a paper does not preclude publication in the standard outlets.… read more ...

3rd InsTED Workshop, Indiana University, May 13th-15th, 2016

The 3rd InsTED workshop will take place at Indiana University, May 13th-15th, 2016.  Sponsorship by the Center for Applied Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at Indiana University is gratefully acknowledged.

Keynote speakers:

Kishore Gawande (McCombs School of Business, UT Austin)

 Stephen Yeaple (Penn State)

Organizers: Mostafa Beshkar (Indiana), Ben Zissimos (Exeter) and Isleide Zissimos (Vanderbilt)

The workshop will focus on advances at the intersection of institutions, trade and economic development.… read more ...