Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Second Biennial Conference European University Institute, Florence, Italy — June 15-16, 2016

Organized by:
Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence
TEDU-Trade Research Center, Ankara
World Trade Institute, Bern

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Second Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference.  The meeting will take place on June 15-16 in Florence, Italy, hosted by the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute.

The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation and trade and investment agreements, analysis using firm-level data, and papers on the role of services in value chains.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for successful applicants. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending but are not presenting papers must fund their own travel expenses.

Conference Format: The program will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

The (draft) papers should be submitted by Saturday 27 February 2016. Selections will be made and authors notified by March 15. A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by April 30.
– Please submit only completed or nearly completed papers.
– Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to Mia Saugman: .

Conference Registration:
– Please notify Mia Saugman if you would like to attend but are not submitting a paper, and, if so, would be willing to serve as a discussant.

The Scientific Committee
Nazire Nergiz Dinçer, TEDU
Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR
Bernard Hoekman, EUI & CEPR
Ayça Tekin-Koru, TEDU