European Research Workshop on International Trade

Erasmus School of Economics and Tinbergen Institute

Rotterdam, 16-19 June 2005


Erasmus Umiversity: Builing M: Expo and Congress Centre; Room M1 - 19 (room Athens)

Thursday 16 June


12.30-13.30 Lunch - Catering Unit, Building M, First Floor


13.30-14.30 Learning on the Quick and Cheap: Microfoundations for the FDI Productivity Transmission Mechanism

*James R. Markusen (University of Colorado, Boulder and CEPR)
Thomas F. Rutherford (University of Colorado, Boulder)


14.30-15.30 Rules of Origin as Export Subsidies

Olivier Cadot (Université de Lausanne and CEPR)
Antoni Estevadeordal (Inter-American Development Bank)
*Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann (INRA)


15.30-16.00 Coffee Break


16.00-17.00 Household Inequality, Welfare and the Setting of Trade Policy

Joseph F. Francois (Tinbergen Institute (Erasmus University) and CEPR)
*Hugo Rojas-Romagosa (Tinbergen Institute (Erasmus University) and Banco Central de Costa Rica)


17.00-18.30 Collaborative Research Time


18.30-21.00 Dinner - Faculty Club
(Room H17-34, Building H)
with a view of the Rotterdam Skyline


Friday 17 June


08.30-09.00 Coffee


09.00-10.00 Why and where do Headquarters move?

*Vanessa Strauss-Kahn (INSEAD, Fontainebleau)
Xavier Vives (INSEAD, Fontainebleau and CEPR)


10.00-10.30 Coffee Break


10.30-11.30 Firm Heterogeneity and Lobby Participation

*Matilde Bombardini (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


11.30-12.30 Information Costs and Networks in International Trade

*Dimitra Petropoulou (London School of Economics and Centre for Economic Performance)


12.30-13.30 Lunch


13.30-14.30 A Search Cost Perspective on Duration of Trade

*Tibor Besedes (Louisiana State University)
Thomas J. Prusa (Rutgers University and NBER)


14.30-15.30 Skill Acquisition, Credit Constraints and Trade

Tatyana Chesnokova (University of Auckland)
*Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University)


15.30-17.00 Collaborative Research Time


17.00-21.30 Social Event - Evening in Rotterdam
(Boat tour with Spido (Leuvehoofd 5, 3011XT, Rotterdam), located at a walking distance from the Inntel Hotel.
Depart hotel 16.30 to take a boat that departs at 17.00 sharp.
This tour will be followed by dinner at 'Blauwe Olifant' restaurant (Kruiskade 72-76, 3012 EH, Rotterdam))


Saturday 18 June


08.30-09.00 Coffee


09.00-10.00 War and Peace… and Trade

Philippe Martin (University of Paris 1, PSE Paris-Jourdan and CEPR)
*Thierry Mayer (University of Paris-Sud, CEPII, PSE Paris-Jourdan and CEPR)
Mathias Thoenig (University of Geneva, PSE Paris-Jourdan and CEPR)


10.00-10.30 Coffee Break


10.30-11.30 Do Countries Free Ride on MFN?

Rodney D. Ludema (University of British Columbia)
*Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University)


11.30-12.30 Trade and Growth with Heterogeneous Firms

*Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and CEPR)
Frédéric Robert-Nicaud (University of Geneva and CEPR)


12.30-13.30 Lunch


13.30-14.30 Endogenenous Mode of Competition in General Equilibrium

*J. Peter Neary (University College Dublin and CEPR)
Joe Thakaran (National University of Ireland, Maynooth and CEPR)


14.30-15.30 Exposure to Foreign Meida and Changes in Cultural Traits: Evidence from Naming Patterns in France

*Anne-Célia Disdier (Università degli Studi di Milano and TEAM, University of Paris 1) Keith Head (University of British Columbia)
Thierry Mayer (University of Paris-Sud, CEPII, PSE Paris-Jourdan and CEPR)


15.30-17.00 Collaborative Research Time


17.00-22.00 Social Event - Evening in the Polder
(We will depart at 17.00 from Hotel Inntel by bus to the countryside where we plan to visit a windmill follwed by dinner at 'De Arendshoeve' Restaurant - a Hampshire Classic Hotel in Bergambacht, Molenhaan 14, 2861LB, Bergambacht)).


Sunday 19 June


08.30-09.00 Coffee


09.00-10.00 Airplanes and Comparative Advantage

*James Harrigan (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)


10.00-10.30 Coffee Break


10.30-11.30 The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification

*Stephen Redding (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Daniel Sturm (University of Munich and CEPR)


11.30-12.30 The Intra-Household Aspects of Economic Migration: Is there a Gender Gap?

*Natalie Chen (University of Warwick and CEPR)
*Paola Conconi (ECARES, ULB, University of Warwick and CEPR)
Carlo Perroni (University of Warwick)


12.30-13.30 Lunch


13.30-14.30 Gains from "Diversity": Theory and Evidence from Immigration in U.S. Cities

*Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano (Università Bocconi, Milano, Università di Bologna and CEPR)
Giovanni Peri, (UC Davis, UCLA and NBER)


14.30-15.00 Coffee


Organizers: Riccardo Faini (Università di Roma Tor Vergata and CEPR)
Joseph F. Francois (Tinbergen Institute (Erasmus University) and CEPR)
Charles van Marrewijk (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Thierry Verdier (Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques (PSE) and CEPR)
Jean-Marie Viaene (Erasmus University Rotterdam)


* denotes presenter


We are grateful to the following institutions for their financial support:
CEPR, Tinbergen Institute, European Commission, Vereniging Trustfonds Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Sociaal Economisch Onderzoek Rotterdam (SEOR) and the Department of Economics (Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University).