Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series

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9th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series on “Trade & Labor and other Institutions”

4th InsTED Workshop on “Advances in Institutions, Trade and Economic Development”
joint with
9th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series on
“Trade & Labor and other Institutions”


MAY 17th – 18th, 2017

"The conference will feature research covering international trade, labor and other institutions, and economic development. Topics will include, among others, how globalization affects the labor market; the consequences of regional trade agreements; the impact of political institutions on economic development; and the different ways to liberalize international trade."

"Sponsorship by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development is gratefully acknowledged."

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7th Annual Conference of the Lacea Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN) joint with 8th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series, on May 24th-25th, 2016. This conference is sponsored by LACEA, the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), and Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, and is organized by Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV. The local organizer is Emanuel Ornelas.

The TIGN conference is a unique event that brings together top researchers and policymakers to discuss recent theoretical and empirical advances in trade and integration and growth broadly defined. The goal of these meetings is to use the findings of research in order to gain a better understanding of the problems, opportunities and policy challenges faced by Latin American and Caribbean countries in the process of integration and also to encourage further research on the subject.

This year selection of contributed papers and discussants will be made by a Program Committee whose members are Javier Cravino (University of Michigan), Emanuel Ornelas (Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV), Andrés Rodriguez-Clare (UC Berkeley), Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF), Peter Schott (Yale University), and Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB).

Theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented papers dealing with the economics and politics of trade and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) as well as those linking trade and RTA initiatives with growth and productivity are welcome.

Sponsoring organizations offer hotel accommodations and a round-trip economy class (most direct) airfare. Researchers currently occupying policymaking positions are welcome to participate at the conference without presenting a paper. These participants will, however, have to procure funding from their own institutions to participate in the event.

To register for the conference and submit a paper, please visit the conference website (,7302.html) and follow the instructions therein. Deadline for submissions is February 29th, 2016. Authors of selected papers and discussants will be notified by March 15th, 2016.

:: Program
Tuesday,  May 24
08:15 – 08:45 Registration
08:45 – 09:00


Opening Remarks:
Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School Of Economics
Daniel Godinho, MDIC
Pablo Sanguinetti, CAF
Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank
Policy Panel
09:00 – 10:30 Trade Facilitation Under Impact Evaluation
  Presentation of the background studies of the forthcoming IDB report “Out of the Border Labyrinth”
Christian Volpe Martincus, Lead Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
  Discussants: Daniel Godinho, Secretary of Foreign Trade, MDIC, Brazil; Robert Teh, Counsellor, WTO; and Pablo Sanguinetti, Chief Economist, CAF
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
Academic Program
11:00 – 12:00 Uneven Stumbling Blocks: Latin American regionalism revisited
Rodney Ludema, US State Department and Georgetown University

Discussant: Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics

12:00 – 13:00 Do Free Trade Agreements Affect Tariffs of Non-Member Countries? A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation
Andrey Stoyanov, York University

Discussant: Marcelo Olarraeaga, Université de Geneve

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Decomposing Growth over an Establishment's Life Cycle: The Role of TFPQ, Demand and Input Costs
Marcela Eslava, Universidad de Los Andes

Discussant: Gabriel Ulyssea, PUC-Rio de Janeiro

15:30 – 16:30 Commodity Prices Shocks and Poverty in Chile
Roberto Álvarez, Universidad de Chile

Discussant: Joao Paulo Pessoa, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00 Learning and the Value of Relationships in International Trade
Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, Federal Reserve Board

Discussant: Andreas Moxnes, University of Oslo

19:30 Dinner at Tordesilhas (Alameda Tietê, 489 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, 01417-020)
Wednesday, May 25
Academic Program (Continued)
08:45 - 9:45 Distribution costs, product quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences
Kunal Dasgupta, University of Toronto

Discussant: Olga Timoshenko, George Washington University

09:45 – 10:45 Market-Specific Trade Costs and Firm Dynamics: Evaluation of the Integrated Cargo Containers Control Program between Pakistan and the United States
Salamat Ali, University of Nottingham

Discussant: Jerónimo Carballo, University of Colorado at Boulder

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Swimming Upstream: Input-Output Linkages and the Direction of Product Adoption
John Morrow, University of Essex and CEP, London School of Economics

Discussant: Svetlana Demidova, mcMaster University

12:15 – 13:15 Offshoring Health Risks: The Impact of the U.S. Lead Regulation on Infant Health in Mexico
Kensuke Teshima, ITAM

Discussant: Marco González Navarro, University of Toronto

13:15 – 13:30 Closing Remarks:
Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics
Pablo Sanguinetti, CAF
Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank


24/05/2016, 09:00 - 25/05/2016, 12:00
Auditório FGV/EESP
Rua Itapeva, 474 - 6º - Bela Vista - São Paulo - SP


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