QUANTAGG-EUTIP Workshop in International Economics

Munich, 13th– 14th December 2018




The Quantagg Research Group with the support of the EUTIP Network is organising a workshop in international economics in Munich, on 13th and 14th of December.

The workshop will include keynote lecture by Professor Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University) on the location as an asset, Professor Gianmarco Ottaviano (Bocconi University and LSE) on market power and wage inequality in the New Global Economy and Professor Andreas Moxnes (University of Oslo) on the origins of firm heterogeneity.

The four EUTIP Economists, Sonali Chowdhry, Gerard Masllorens Fuentes, Camille Reverdy and Jorge Soguero Escuer, will assist this workshop along with two lead researchers and supervisors, Professor Gabriel Felbermayr (Ifo Institute) and Professor Lionel Fontagné (Paris 1, PSE and CEPII).


The detailed programme:

Thursday, 13 December 2018

08:30 – 08:50 Registration

08:50 – 09:00 Welcome Speech Gabriel Felbermayr (ifo Institute)
Session 1

Chair: Yoto Yotov

09:00 – 09:30 Global Risk Sharing through Trade in Goods and Assets: Theory and Evidence
INGA HEILAND (University of Oslo)

09:30 – 10:00 Quantifying Brexit: From Ex Post to Ex Ante Using Structural Gravity


10:00 – 10:30 The Welfare Effects of Trade Policy Experiments in Quantitative Trade Models. A Comparison of Methods

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Session 2

Chair: Yoto Yotov

11:00 – 11:30 Understanding Free Trade Attitudes: Evidence from Europe

MARTIN BRAML (ifo Institute)

11:30 – 12:00 The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States

KIRILL BORUSYAK (Princeton University)

12:00– 13:00 Keynote Lecture

The GE Effects of Parallel Imports

RETO FÖLLMI (University of St. Gallen)

13:00– 14:00 Lunch

Session 3

Chair: Carsten Eckel

14:00 – 14:30 The Effectiveness of Sanctions: New Evidence Based on Structural Gravity and a New Database
YOTO YOTOV (Drexel University & ifo Institute)

14:30 – 15:00 Rules of Origin and the Profitability of Trade Deflection
FEODORA TETI (ifo Institute)  

15:00 – 15:30 Shocks and the Organization of the Firm: Who Pays the Bill?

ALESSANDRO SFORZA (Aarhus University)   

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30 Migration, Better Products and Trade: Evidence from the Swiss-EU Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons

ANDREA ARIU (University of Munich)

16:30 – 17:00 GVCs and the Endogenous Geography of RTAs

LIONEL FONTAGNÉ (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

17:00– 18:00 Keynote Lecture

Location as an Asset

ESTEBAN ROSSI-HANSBERG (Princeton University)

19:00 Dinner (“Hofbräuhaus”) and Panel Discussion

Friday, 14 December 2018

Session 4

Chair: Gabriel Felbermayr

09:00 – 09:30 The Impact of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement on Firms’ Exporting Activity
SONALI CHOWDHRY (ifo Institute)

09:30 – 10:00 Firm Organization with Multiple Establishments

ANNA GUMPERT (University of Munich)  

10:00 – 10:30 The Impact of Investment Treaties on Firm Ownership

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Session 5

Chair: Gabriel Felbermayr

11:00 – 11:30 Market Power in Input Markets: Theory and Evidence from French Manufacturing

MONICA MORLACCO (Aarhus University)

11:30 – 12:00 Too Much of a Good Thing? Labor Market Imperfections as a Source of Exceptional Exporter Performance

CARSTEN ECKEL (University of Munich)  

12:00– 13:00 Keynote Lecture

Market Power and Wage Inequality in the New Global Economy

GIANMARCO OTTAVIANO (Bocconi University and LSE)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

Session 6

Chair: Lionel Fontagné   

14:30 – 15:00 Institutions, Trade and Development: Identifying the Impact of Country-Specific Characteristics on International Trade

MARIO LARCH (University of Bayreuth)

15:00 – 15:30 Trade Effect on Health Expenditure Through Dietary Changes: Sugar Intake and Obesity in Mexico and Chile after signing FTAs with the US
JORGE SOGUERO ESCUER (University of Birmingham)   

15:30 – 16:00 Spinning the Web: Codifiability, Information Frictions and Trade


16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00 Globalization and Conflicts: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Corporations in Africa
TOMMASO SONNO (University of Bologna)   

17:00– 18:00 Keynote Lecture

The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach

ANDREAS MOXNES (University of Oslo)

18:00 End of Conference and Concluding Remarks