ETSG 2017 Florence

Nineteenth Annual Conference

14-16 September 2017

European University Institute and University of Florence


Abstracts and links to papers available at

Thursday, 14 September 2017 at the University of Florence


Parallel Session 1

Room 3

Parallel Session 2

Room 5

Parallel Session 3

Room 8

Parallel Session 4

Room 9

Parallel Session 5

Room 13

Parallel Session 6

Room 14

Parallel Session 7

Room 16


REGISTRATION, in front of Aula Magna (Piazza San Marco 4, Firenze)


Welcome, Aula Magna (Piazza San Marco 4, Firenze)

Giorgia Giovannetti, Bernard Hoekman


PLENARY SESSION 1, Aula Magna                                                                                                                          Chair: Maurizio Zanardi

Presentation by the winner of WTO prize


Conference briefing, Aula Magna

Ian Wooton


Coffee (Via Capponi 9, Firenze)


A1 Trade Policy 1

A2 Political Economy 1



A5 Development 1

A6 Services 1

A7 Networks 1



Tommaso Sonno*

Globalization and conflicts: the good, the bad and the ugly of corporations in Africa

Ian Wooton, Ben Ferrett, Andreas Hoefele

Does tax competition make mobile firms more footloose?

Antoine Berthou, Guillaume Horny, Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier

Dollar funding and firm-level exports

Weisi Xie

Demand patterns and structural change in the era of globalization

Andrea Ariu, J. Bradford Jensen, Katariina Hakkala-Nilsson, Saara Tamminen

Winners and losers of service offshoring

Anja Kukuvec, Harald Oberhofer

How do business sentiments propagate within the European Union?


Pierre Boulanger, Koen Dillen, Hasan Dudu, Emanuele Ferrari, Mihaly Himics, Robert M’Barek, George Philippidis

Economic effects of cumulative FTAs on the EU agricultural sector

Martin T. Braml, Gabriel Felbermayr, Marina Steininger

How are attitudes towards free trade shaped? Evidence from Europe

Kozo Kiyota, Sabien Dobbelaere

Labor market imperfections, markups and productivity in multinationals and exporters

Liza Jabbour, Robert Elliott, Enrico Vanino

Import quality, export quality and the role of innovation: evidence from French firms

Roman Stöllinger

Global value chains and structural upgrading

Woori Lee

Services liberalization and GVC participation: heterogeneous effect by income level and provisions

Annette Oreta Balaoing-Pelkmans, Rob Van Tulder

Developing country firms in global production networks: a firm-level analysis


Helene Binder, Barbara Dluhosch, Daniel Horgos

Perspectives on a “G-Zero world”: takeaways from trade policy research

Roberto Bonfatti, Kerem Cosar

Trade and endogenous borders

Pascalis Raimondos, Lisbeth La Cour, Sara Lisa Mcgaughey

Redefine “foreign”: implications for FDI spillovers

Stefano Bolatto, Marco Grazzi, Chiara Tomasi

Export intermediaries and adjustments to exchange rate movements

Krisztina Kis-Katos, Janneke Pieters, Robert Sparrow

Globalization and social change: gender-specific effects of trade liberalization in Indonesia

Ekaterina Kazakova*, Francesco Paolo Conteduca

Serving abroad: export, M&A, and greenfield investment

Lucia Tajoli, Luca De Benedictis

Global and local centrality of emerging countries in the World Trade Network


John Romalis, Lorenzo Caliendo, Robert C. Feenstra, Alan M. Taylor

Tariff reductions, entry, and welfare: theory and evidence for the last two decades

Alessandro Borin, Claudia Biancotti , Elisa Macchi, Michele Mancini

Euroscepticism: another brick in the wall

Sanne Kruse-Becher, Bodo Knoll, Nadine Riedel

The impact of transfer pricing laws on trade mispricing and firm investment

Michael Henry, Robert J. R. Elliott, Yi Liu

Do more globally engaged firms really pay higher wages? Empirical evidence from Chinese firms

Salvador Gil-Pareja, Rafael Llorca-Vivero, José Antonio Martínez-Serrano

Corruption and international trade: a comprehensive analysis with gravity

Martina Magli

Inequality and trade in services, the case of Great Britain

Eva Ziegler, Michael Lebacher, Goeran Kauermann, Paul Thurner

Modelling the exchange of weapons in the Cold War period: a two stage approach for valued networks




Nina Grassnick

Agricultural trade effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement: A Mexican perspective

Constantinos Syropoulos, Michelle R. Garfinkel

On trade and the stability of (armed) peace

Dalia Marin, Linda Rousova, Thierry Verdier

Do multinationals transplant their business model?

Boris Georgiev

Do firms charge different markups: domestic versus export markets

Eric Strobl, Preeya Mohan, Jeetendra Khadan

Can trade buffer extreme weather shocks? Evidence from rice in the Philippines

Sven Blank, Peter H. Egger, Valeria Merlo, Georg Wamser

The determinants of services trade: firm-level evidence

Pierre Picard, Tampieri Alessandro

Trade network structure, income effects and vertical differentiation


Natnael Simachew Nigatu*

The effect of offshoring on re-training of workers: evidence from matched employer-employee data from Denmark

Stamatia Ftergioti

Neighbors and friends: the effect of globalization on party positions

Ron Davies, Zuzanna Studnicka

The heterogeneous impact of Brexit: early indications from the FTSE

Philipp Meinen, Sven Blank

Mark-up responses to financial shocks

Ingo Borchert, Yoto V. Yotov

The uneven effect of globalization on trade costs

Saara Tamminen, Katariina Nilsson Hakkala

Value added from services exports

Zheng Wang, Tuan Anh Luong, Ce Matthew Shi

The impact of media on trade: evidence from the 2008 China milk contamination scandal


Gianluca Orefice, Lionel Fontagné, Philippe Martin

The international elasticity puzzle is worse than you think

Yu Ri Kim*, Todo Yasuyuki

Are politically connected firms more likely to export?

Romain Justinien Razafindravaosolonirina

FDI and aid analysis: does it mitigate structural economic vulnerabilities?

Hanwei Huang*

Germs, roads and trade: resilience of globally Sourcing firms in face of the SARS epidemic

Peter Egger, Sergey Nigai

Sources of heterogeneous gains from trade: skill-premium vs. non-homotheticity

Filippo Bontadini, Maria Savona

Revisiting beneficiation: natural resource industries and backward linkages to knowledge-intensive business services

Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, Ryan P. Monarch

Learning and the value of trade relationships


Friday, 15 September 2017 at the University of Florence


Parallel Session 1

Room 6 (not 3)

Parallel Session 2

Room 5

Parallel Session 3

Room 8

Parallel Session 4

Room 9

Parallel Session 5

Room 13

Parallel Session 6

Room 14

Parallel Session 7

Room 16


B1 Trade Policy 2

B2 Political Economy 2

B3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 2


B5 Trade Theory 1

B6 Services 2

B7 Networks 2


Karsten Mau, Mingzhi Xu

Rising wages and intra-country industry relocation: evidence from China

Italo Colantone, Piero Stanig

The trade origins of economic nationalism: import competition and voting behavior in Western Europe

Artur Klimek

Business services and multinational corporation: theory and evidence

Tommaso Aquilante, Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Servitize and export: evidence from German firms

Ignat Stepanok

A north-south model of trade with search unemployment

Tamilyam Memanova*, Nikolaos Mylonidis

Exploring the nexus between bank market power and international trade

Davide Del Prete, Valerio Leone Sciabolazza, Gianluca Santoni

Trade policy and the network of global value chains


Jean-Marc Solleder

Market power and export taxes

Matthew Cole, James Lake, Ben Zissimos

Contesting an international trade agreement

Matsuura Toshiyuki, Kazunobu Hayakawa

Overseas production expansion and domestic transaction network

Loredana Fattorini, Mahdi Ghodsi, Armando Rungi

The competitiveness of the European firms: a continental approach

Thomas Sampson

The global productivity distribution and Ricardian comparative advantage

Martin Schmitz, Lorenz Emter, Marcel Tirpak

Cross-border banking in the EU since the crisis: what drives the great retrenchment?

Christian Volpe Martincus, Jerónimo Carballo, Marisol Rodriguez Chatruc

The digital connection: online business platforms and firms’ export performance


Yushi Yoshida, Yuri Sasaki

Factor decomposition of Japan’s trade balance

Paola Conconi, Michael Blanga Gubbay, Mathieu Parenti

Globalization for sale

Stefanie Haller, Ragnhild Balsvik, Doireann Fitzgerald

Greenfield hires

Andrea Linarello, Filippo Oropallo, Gabriela Ladu

Competition in export markets and multi-product firm productivity in Italian manufacturing

Friederike Niepmann

Banking across borders with heterogeneous banks

Anirudh Shingal*, Bernard Hoekman

Aid for trade in services and effect on services trade

Ayumu Ken Kikkawa*, Felix Tintelnot, Magne Mogstad, Emmanuel Dhyne

Trade and domestic production networks


Lars Nilsson

Economic modelling of EU free trade agreements: reflections by a partial bystander

Andzelika Kuznar, Jerzy Menkes

Costs and benefits of Brexit: the triangle of interests

Pär Hansson, Kent Eliasson, Markus Lindvert

Decomposing value chains within Swedish multinationals

Emmanuel Dhyne, Antoine Berthou

Exchange rate movements, firm-level exports and heterogeneity

Laura Werner

Hysteresis losses in the Preisach framework

Magnus Lodefalk , Hildegunn Kyvik Nordas

Trading firms and trading costs in services: the case of Sweden

Thi Nguyet Anh Nguyen, Thi Hong Hanh Pham, Thomas Vallée

Revisiting ASEAN enlargement effects on trade: a gravity approach


Cornelius Hirsch, Harald Oberhofer

Bilateral trade agreements and trade distortions in agricultural markets

Amrita Saha

Protection is for sale, but only for very effective sectors

Vladimir Tyazhelnikov

Production clusters and offshoring

Ruben Dewitte, Glenn Rayp, Bruno Merlevede

The distribution of firm productivity: measurement and implications for trade models

Blanca Jiménez García, Julio Rodríguez Puerta

The dynamic impact of bilateral free trade agreements: any difference between countries?

Sara Maioli, Volodymyr Bilotkach, Bo Gao, Wolfgang Grimme

Air cargo market structure, intermodal competition, and prices: evidence from Chinese imports from Europe

Marta Bisztray, Miklós Koren, Adam Szeidl

Learning to import from your peers




C1 Trade Policy 3

C2 Regionalism 1

C3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 3


C5 Trade Theory 2

C6 migration 1

C7 Networks 3


Duc Bao Nguyen

Impacts of regional trade agreements on international trade patterns revisited

Michele Ruta, Aaditya Mattoo, Alen Mulabdic

Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements

Martin Falk, Fei Peng

Impact of the intellectual property tax regime on FDI activities at the city level

Domenico Favoino, Tommaso Aquilante, Iulia Siedschlag

Offshoring of R&D, innovation and productivity. firm-level evidence from EU countries

Panos Hatzipanayotou, Nikos Tsakiris, Michael S. Michael

Capital tax competition and vertical fiscal externalities in a federation under variable labor supply

Ehsan Vallizadeh

Immigration, offshoring, tasks and technology adoption: implications for natives’ wage structure

Yuzuka Kashiwagi, Yasuyuki Todo

Propagation of shocks due to natural disasters through global supply chains


Mahdi Ghodsi, Robert Stehrer

NTMs avoiding the “commodity trap”

Inma Martinez-Zarzoso

The Euro and the CFA Franc: evidence of sectoral trade effects 

Sarah Schröder

Wage inequality and the role of multinational firms: evidence from German linked employer-employee data

Gabriel Smagghue, Paul Piveteau

The impact of Chinese competition along the quality ladder: evidence from French exporters

Ufuk Gunes Bebek

RCA: choosing the right measure

Andreas Hauptmann, Dany Bahar, Cem Özgüzel, Hillel Rapoport

Learn and return: productive knowledge diffusion through migrant workers

Stela Rubinova, Emmanuel Dhyne

Learning from customers: export market entry and the role of firm networks


Rutger Teulings

The impact of gradual economic integration on export: the case of Brexit

Emanuel Ornelas, Grant Bickwit, John L. Turner

Preferential trade agreements and global sourcing

Francesco Paolo Conteduca*, Ekaterina Kazakova

Export platforms and multinational demand risk diversification

Tomohiko Inui, Naomi Kodama

The effects of Japanese customer firms’ overseas outsourcing on supplier firms’ performance

Davide Suverato, Dalia Marin, Davide Suverato, Thierry Verdier

Finance, organization, and the product mix of exporters

Michele Battisti, Yvonne Giesing, Nadzeya Laurentsyeva

The labour market integration of refugees in Germany: evidence from a field experiment

Vanessa Gunnella, Erik Frohm

Sectoral interlinkages in global value chains: spillovers and network effects


Marco Sanfilippo, Matteo Fiorini, Asha Sundaram

Trade liberalization, infrastructure and firm performance:  evidence from Ethiopian census data

Bianca Willert

How intermediates trade affects the formation of free trade agreements: a study analyzing pairwise trade flows of 70 countries

Dea Tusha, Jacob A. Jordaan, Adnan Seric

Are vertical linkages with foreign firms different? Evidence from Viet Nam

Pamela Bombarda,  Maria Bas, Sebastien Jean, Gianluca Orefice

Employment volatility and foreign shocks

Kristian Estevez, Till Hollstein

Quality polarization and international trade

Andrea Lassmann*, Peter H. Egger, Katharina Erhardt

Migration, relationship-specificity and trade

Pierre Cotterlaz, Arthur Guillouzouic Le Corff

The percolation of knowledge across space


Louai Soukar

The impact of abundance of natural resources on regional integration: empirical evidence

Elzbieta Czarny, Malgorzata Zmuda

Competitiveness as ability to adjust: the EU-10 export structure and its convergence to the German pattern

Kate Hynes

Local linkages: the interdependence of foreign and domestic firms

Mattia Di Ubaldo*, Zuzanna Studnicka

What's next? Returning to exports after a failure

Benjamin Jung, Wilhelm Kohler

Commercial policies in the presence of input-output linkages

Gianluca Santoni, Gianluca Orefice

Exporting creative and cultural products: birthplace diversity matters!

Aobo Jiang

Local labor market effects of international sourcing: evidence for the Netherlands




ROWE Young Economists Prize, Aula Magna                                                                                                          Chair: Ian Wooton



Break (no coffee)


D1 Trade Policy 4

D2 Regionalism 2

D3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 4


D5 Trade Theory 3

D6 Migration 2 /
Labour 1

D7 ANti-dumping 1


Amat Adarov, Peter Havlik

Challenges of DCFTA for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Laura Dell’Agostino, Silvia Nenci, Pierluigi Montalbano

Trade effects of the Euro: a non-parametric assessment using value-added data

Bruno Merlevede, Joep Konings, Cathy Lecocq

Does a tax credit matter for job creation by multinational enterprises?

Manuel Tong Koecklin

Experimentation speed across products: evidence from Peru in the USA market

Maxim Goryunov*, Sergey Kokovin, Takatoshi Tabuchi

Continuous spatial monopolistic competition: matching goods with consumers

Matteo Fiorini

The political economy of immigrants’ integration

Maurizio Zanardi, Chrisostomos Tabakis

Preferential trade agreements and antidumping protection


Margaryta Klymak

Trade impacts of naming and shaming of forced and child labor

Susanne Fricke

Regional interconnectedness in Sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from regional value added trade and regional sectoral linkages

Kyung-In Hwang*

Foreign retail entry under domestic rivals

Luca Macedoni, Mingzhi Xu

Flexibility and productivity heterogeneity of multiproduct exporters

Xi Chen

Productivity, fair wage and offshoring domestic jobs

Léa Marchal, Adnan Seric

Foreign workers and indirect exports: firm-level evidence from Viet Nam

Cecilia Bellora, Sébastien Jean

Granting market economy status to China in the EU: an economic impact assessment


Filip Tarlea, Peter Egger, Christoph Moser

The impact of trade liberalization on the stock market: a sector-level approach.

Albert De Vaal

Hubs and spokes in regional trade agreements

Valentina Raimondi, Margherita Scoppola

FDI in natural resources and institutional and political distance

Davide Sala, Pierpaolo, Parrotta, Philipp, Meinen, Erdal, Yalcin

Acquiring international experience makes firms also exporting? A lesson from a wage posting model

Bjarne S. Jensen, Jacopo Zotti

Costs, trade patterns, endowments, global free trade, terms of trade, and GE solutions


Magdalene Silberberger*, Frederik Stender

False friends? Empirical evidence on trade policy substitution in regional trade agreements


Maria Cecilia Gáname

Welfare analysis of trade policies in factors and goods

Julia Seiermann, Wolfgang Alschner, Dmitriy Skougarevskiy

Using text-as-data analysis to assess the design and impact of trade agreements

Robert Franck Owen, Partha Gangopadhyay

Foreign market entry, incumbency advantages and news: a model of international R&D competition with simultaneous entry and exit

Asier Mariscal, Dan Lu, Luis Fernando Mejía

How firms accumulate inputs: evidence from import switching

Giorgio Ricchiuti, Tiziana Assenza, Domenico Delli Gatti, Jakob Grazzini

Heterogeneous firms and international trade: the role of financial fragility and monetary policy

Robert Grundke, Mariagrazia Squicciarini, Margarita Kalamova, Stephanie Jamet

Having the right mix: the role of skill bundles for comparative advantage and industry performance in global value chains

Aksel Erbahar, Chad Bown, Maurizio Zanardi

Antidumping: take it off, take it all off


Marie-Luise Rau, Achim Vogt

Data concepts and sources of non-tariff measures (NTMs): an exploratory analysis

Xiaoyu Tian, Qiang Li

Exporter and importer effects on trade flows: a three-way model

Anna Ignatenko

Vertical FDI and global sourcing strategies of multinational firms

Miriam Kohl

Redistribution, selection, and trade

Federico Trionfetti

An anatomy of the transfer problem

Hale Utar, Wolfgang Keller

Globalization, gender, and the family

Andrea Ciani, Joel Stiebale

The performance of exporting firms under import protection




E1 Trade Policy 5

E2 Regionalism 3

E3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 5

E4 Growth 1

E5 Trade Theory 4

E6 Labour 2

e7 Anti-dumping 2


Mathieu Parenti, Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman

The innovation channel of Brexit

Marina Steininger, Erdal Yalcin

Cooperation versus choosing between regional trade agreements: the case of Ukraine

Mauro Lanati, Matteo Fiorini, Giorgia Giovannetti, Filippo Santi

The grass is greener among cultural neighbours: the effects of cultural proximity on greenfield FDI

Yuchen Shao*, Keith E. Maskus

Endogenous growth and north-south technology transfer with two intermediate inputs

Serdar Sayan, M. Aykut Attar

Population aging, technology, and the north-south trade

Lenka Wildnerova

Does labor cost impact firms’ exports?

Tan Li, Ying, Xue

How does trade respond to trade disputes? Evidence from Chinese exporters


Gonzague Vannoorenberghe, Mathieu Parenti

A theory of new trade agreements

Hinnerk Gnutzmann

Consequences of FTA withdrawal: evidence from EU enlargement

Valeria Gattai, Piergiovanna Natale, Rajssa Mechelli

ODI and firm-level performance: is China different from the remaining BRIC countries?

Thomas Steinwachs, Gabriel Felbermayr, Jasmin Gröschl, Mark Sanders, Vincent Schippers, Thomas Steinwachs

The disaster-growth nexus: shedding light on the local effects of natural events

Mauro Boffa, Gianluca Santoni, Daria Taglioni

From China with love

Karolien De Bruyne, Nick Deschacht

Modeling wasteful commuting as inter-regional trade in labour

Julia Gruebler

Tit-for-tat trade policy?


Seda Köymen, Daniela Maggioni , Grazia D. Santangelo

The effects of import competition on firms’ environmental performance: an investigation for an emerging economy

Arevik Gnutzmann-Mkrtchyan

The cost of borders: evidence from the Eurasian customs union

Jakub Knaze

Do exchange rate regimes affect foreign direct investment?

Guzman Ourens*

Uneven growth in the extensive margin: a new explanation for the lag of agricultural economies

Julian Hinz, Elsa Leromain

Now we’re talking: a theoretical foundation for the effect of languages on trade

Aleksandra Parteka, Sabina Szymczak, Joanna Wolszczak-Derlac

Wage response to trade in tasks: evidence for European countries from EUSILC microdata

Lorenzo Trimarchi*

Trade policy and the China Syndrome


Michele Imbruno

Importing under trade policy uncertainty: evidence from China

Steffen Sirries, Joschka Wanner

The treatment effect of regional trade agreements

Anna Giunta, Mariarosaria Agostino, Domenico Scalera, Francesco Trivieri

Italian firms in global value chains: updating our knowledge

Eliza Przezdziecka, Honorata Nyga-Lukaszewska

Energy security and trade competitiveness

David R. Collie

A simple model of Brexit under oligopoly

David Kurfess

Why the make or buy decision might not be a linear one when the labour market is imperfect

Wei Jin*, Pao-Li Chang

The GATT/WTO welfare effects: 1950-2015


Rebecca Freeman, Swati Dhingra, Eleonora Mavroeidi

Ad-valorem equivalents of trade agreement provisions: what implications for UK trade negotiations?

Stefano Inama, Pramila Crivelli

The impact of the European reform of preferential rules of origin on utilization rates and trade flows

Stefania Marcassa, Pamela Bombarda

Welfare and trade margins with multinational production

Indre Macskasi*, Eddy Bekkers, Michael Landesmann

Trade in services versus trade in manufactures: the relation between the role of tacit knowledge and the scope for catchup

Konstantin M. Wacker, Jan Trenczek

Vertical and horizontal dynamics in export unit values

Katharina Laengle

Global value chains and labor market outcomes





PLENARY SESSION 2, Aula Magna                                                                                                                          Chair: Ian Wooton

Peter Neary

From Ricardo to Brexit and beyond


Reception at Orto Botanico of Florence


Saturday, 16 September 2017 at the European University Institute


Parallel Session 1

Room Refettorio

Parallel Session 2

Room Seminario 2

Parallel Session 3

Room Seminario 3

Parallel Session 4

Room Seminario 4

Parallel Session 5

Room Capitolo

Parallel Session 6

Room Emeroteca

Parallel Session 7

Room Teatro


F1 Trade Policy 6

F2 Structural Models & Gravity 1

F3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 6


F5 Trade Theory 5 /
Institutions 1

F6 Labour 3

F7 Economic Geography 1


Shilpa Samplonius-Raut, Tristan Kohl, Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen

The trade disputes as a catalyst to trade flow: evidence from 19 years of WTO disputes

Feodora Teti, Gabriel Felbermayr

Who benefits from trade liberalizations?  Evidence from the exporter dynamics database

Pierre-Louis Vezina, Gerhard Toews

Resource discoveries and FDI bonanzas

Jan Michalek, Andrzej Cieslik

Firm-level determinants of direct and indirect exports

Camille Reverdy, Cristian Ugarte

Business perceptions on burdensome NTMs and their impact on international trade

Giray Gozgor

The impact of globalization on the structural unemployment: an empirical reappraisal

Armando Rungi, Francesco Biancalani

Selection and agglomeration of heterogeneous firms in space: the case of Italy


Karen Lee Jackson, Oleksandr Shepotylo

“Belt and Road”: the China dream?

Sofia Gouveia, Anthony Macedo, Joäo Rebelo

Exports dynamics: a gravity model applied to Portuguese wine

Naoto Jinji, Xingyuan Zhang, Shoji Haruna

Vertical versus horizontal foreign direct investement and technology spillovers

Maria Domenica Tito, Ruoying Wang

Exporting and frictions in input markets: evidence from Chinese data

Hendrik Wiard Kruse*, Inma Martínez-Zarzoso, Leila Baghdadi

Standards and market power: evidence from Tunisia

Johannes Schwarzer, Peter Egger, Anirudh Shingal

Non-Tariff Measures and the Extensive Margin of Trade: The Case of Swiss Exports

Olena Kulynych*, Armando Rungi

Location and agglomeration of firms in times of conflict: the case of Ukraine


Cristina Daniela Herghelegiu, Evgenii Monastyrenko

The microeconomic adjustment to customs-driven administrative barriers

Afrola Plaku

The gravity of trade in intermediate goods

Marcus Biermann

The role of management practices in acquisitions and greenfield FDI

Margarita Lopez Forero, Jean-Charles Bricongne, Fabrizio Coricelli

International sourcing and employment in times of financial crisis: the case of France

Laura Bonacorsi

Scale economies in European trade

Philippe Frocrain, Pierre-Noël Giraud

The evolution of tradable and non-tradable employment: evidence from France

Daisy Huong Quynh Nguyen*, Joseph Francois

Industry cluster and firm performance


Monika Mrazova, Giovanni Maggi, J. Peter Neary

Choked by red tape? The political economy of wasteful trade barriers

Carmen Diaz Mora

Looking into GVCs: the influence of foreign services on export performance

Bohdan Kukharskyy*

A tale of two property rights: knowledge, physical assets, and multinational firm boundaries

Kazuhiko Oyamada

Behavioral characteristics of applied general equilibrium models with variable elasticity of substitution between varieties

Cosimo Beverelli, Omar Bamieh, Francesco Bripi, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman

Institutions, services reforms and manufacturing productivity: the case of Italian firms

Xufei Zhang, Marian Rizov

Enterprise employment restructuring: the role of budget constraints

Patrick D. Alexander

Producer heterogeneity, value-added and international trade


Chiara Franco, Daniela Maggioni

Does international trade favour proximity in culture and beliefs?  

Eddy Bekkers

The welfare effects of trade policy experiments in quantitative trade models: the role of solution methods and baseline calibration

Andrzej Cieslik

MNE activity in Poland: horizontal, vertical or both?

Tinatin Akhvlediani

ICT and export performances in Visegrad and Central and Eastern European countries: evidence from firm-level data

Antonia Reinecke, Hans-Jörg Schmerer

Government efficiency and exports in China: a treatment effect analysis?

Julian Emami Namini, Richard Chisik

Labor market discrimination, comparative advantage, and the impact of trade

Camilo Umana Dajud

Domestic transport costs, Canada, and the Panama Canal





G1 Trade Policy 7

G2 Structural Models & Gravity 2

G3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 7


G5 Institutions 2

G6 Labour 4

G7 Economic Geography 2 /
Environment 1


Julia Schmidt, Walter Steingress

No double standard: quantifying the impact of standard harmonization on trade

Valentina Gullo, Pierluigi Montalbano

Where does dirty money go? A gravity analysis

Julia Siedschlag, Zuzanna Studnicka

Determinants of intra-firm trade: evidence from a small open European economy

Martina Lawless, Zuzanna Studnicka

Export market entry and initial values

Carmen D. Álvarez-Albelo, Antonio Manresa, Mónica Pigem-Vigo

Growing through trade in intermediate goods: the role of foreign growth and domestic tariffs

Martin Aarøe Christensen, Francesco Di Comite, Damiaan Persyn

Posted workers and local labour markets: a spatial CGE analysis

Carlos Llano-Verduras, Nuria Gallego

Trade and spatial agglomeration: what can we learn from the import side using interregional flows


Joschka Wanner, Mario Larch, Yoto V. Yotov, Thomas Zylkin

The currency union effect: a PPML re-assessment with high-dimensional fixed effects

Xianjia Ye

The gravity in bilateral exports of factors

Christian Fischer

Payment contracts and trade finance in export relationships

Michael Koch, Sascha O. Becker, Hartmut Egger, Marc-Andreas Muendler

Tasks, occupations, and wage inequality in an open economy

Sophie Therese Schneider

Formation of north-south trade agreements and institutional distance

Shuyao Yang, Francesco D’Acunto, Michael Weber

Manpower constraints and corporate policies

Marcel Henkel*, Tobias Seidel, Jens Südekum

Fiscal equalization in the spatial economy


Rahul Singh

Technical regulations, intermediate inputs and performance of domestic firms: evidence from India

Serge Shikher, Alan Fox, Marinos Tsigas

How to evaluate computable models of trade

Erik P. Frohm, Vanessa Gunnella, Elena Pavlova, Francois de Soyre

Have exports become less responsive to exchange rate movements? The role of global value chains

Emmanuel Milet*, Marcelo Olarrreaga, Marcio Cruz

Skill premium and online trade

Olga Solleder, Matteo Fiorini , Bernard Hoekman

NGO monitoring and industry equilibrium: empirical evidence from a new database

Tommaso Tempesti, Tommaso Tempesti

Fringe benefits and import competition

Estelle Gozlan, Theo Benonnier

On trade and renewable resources with cross-sectoral externalities


Douglas Campbell, Aleksandr Chentsov

Breaking badly: the currency union effect on trade

Pinar Kaynak, Peter H. Egger

Estimating trade elasticities for manufacturing industry in the OECD countries: a dynamic gravity application

Alireza Naghavi, Stefano Bolatto, Gianmarco  Ottaviano, Katja Zajc

Intangible assets and the organization of global supply chains

Paul Piveteau

An empirical dynamic model of trade with consumer accumulation

Cree Lane Jones*

Do procedural protections matter? New evidence from a natural experiment in the investment treaty network

Juan Blyde, Matias Busso, Valeria Faggioni, Dario Romero

The impact of Chinese competition on Mexican labor outcomes

Markus Löning, Mario Larch, Joschka Wanner

Degrowth vs pure reduction targets: a gravity analysis of carbon leakage, global emissions, and welfare


Laura Lebastard*

Has the euro protected its members from the "Great Trade Collapse"?

Francesca Caselli, Salvatore Dell’Erba

Crossing the border: regional exchange rate pass-through in Switzerland

Sotiris Blanas, Adnan Seric, Christian Viegelahn

Jobs, FDI and Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from firm-level data

Marta Paczos, Barbara Bratta

There and back again? Heterogeneous firms, product quality and reshoring decision

Irene Fensore

The impact of migration on FDI

Feicheng Wang, Chris Milner, Juliane Scheffel

Labour market reform, firm-level employment adjustment and trade liberalisation

Camelia Turcu, Thais Nunez-Rocha

Trade in resources and environmental regulation




H1 Trade Policy 8

H2 Structural Models & Gravity 3

H3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 8


H5 Development 2

H6 Labour 5

H7 Environment 2


Santiago Jose Perez, Carlos Llano, Jorge Diaz

A new perspective of economic complexity: province to province trade in the Spanish case

Tomasz Brodzicki, Laura Marquez-Ramos, Stanisław Umiński

Orthodox and non-orthodox factors of foreign trade of regions: a gravity panel data model for Poland and Spain

Birgit Meyer

How deep is your love? Innovation, upgrading and the mode of internationalization

Bram De Lange, Bruno Merlevede

Scope and sectoral impact of state-owned enterprises in Europe

Peter Eppinger*

Service offshoring and firm employment

Tat-Kei Lai, Yi Lu, Travis Ng

Import competition and workplace injuries in US manufacturing industries

Billur Engin Balin, H. Dilara Mumcu Akan, Y. Baris Altayligil

Trade liberalization and environmental degradation: a time series analysis for Turkey


Marion Jansen, Mauro Boffa, Olga Solleder

Do we need deeper trade agreements for GVCs or just a BIT?

Dominik Boddin

Imports, exports and domestic innovation

Ben Ferrett, Daniel Gravino

Fiscal competition for FDI with knowledge spillovers and trade costs

Philippe Bontems, Angelo Zago

Promoting EU wine trade in a world of heterogeneous firms: incentives for quality and collective reputation

Ceren Erdogan*

Does aid for trade reduce trade costs?  Panel data evidence from inverse gravity

Daniel Baumgarten, Michael Irlacher, Michael Koch

Short- versus long-run effects of offshoring when sectors are heterogeneous

Vera Danilina*, Federico Trionfetti

Carrot and stick: collateral effects of green public policy


Bo Gao

Does trade policy of VAT rebates benefit workers: evidence from China

Jan Brůha, Oxana Babecka Kucharcukova

Nowcasting the Czech trade balance

Roger Bandick

Offshoring and product differentiation in the export market

Apoorva Gupta

Winners of the great recession: evidence from Spain

Lorenzo Rotunno, Osea Giuntella, Matthias Rieger

Trade in unhealthy foods and obesity: evidence from Mexico

Adam Jakubik*, Victor Kummritz

The China Shock revisited: Insights from value added trade flows

Robert Elliott, Matthew A. Cole, Toshihiro Okubo, Liyun Zhang

The pollution outsourcing hypothesis: an empirical test for Japan


Christian Soegaard

Targeted export promotion in general oligopolistic equilibrium

Jonas Frank

On the persistence of cultural differences in the face of globalization: a gravity estimation approach

Daniel Gravino

Tax competition for FDI with profit shifting opportunities

Yevgeniya Shevtsova

Count data models in the analysis of firm export diversification

Dorothee Hillrichs, Gonzague Vannoorenberghe

Measuring within-country income inequality from trade data

Damir Stijepic

Trade openness and the skill premium: an inverted-“U” relation?

Benedikt Heid, Gabriel Felbermayr, Jasmin Gröschl

Trade disruptions from natural disasters: evidence from monthly data


Stefano Iandolo*, Anna Maria Ferragina

Does persistence in internationalization and innovation influence firms’ performance?

Penglong Zhang*

Importing from home: explaining the home bias in trade puzzle

Laura Montolio Breva, María Amparo Camarero Olivas, Cecilio Tamarit Escalona

Determinants of FDI for Spanish regions: evidence using stock data

Alen Mulabdic, Raoul Minetti , Michele Ruta, Susan Chun Zhu

Firms’ financing structure, export and internationalization

Daniele Moschella, Marco Grazzi, Nanditha Mathew

Efficiency, innovation, and imported inputs: determinants of export performance among Indian manufacturing firms

Elisabeth Christen, Michael Pfaffermayr, Yvonne Wolfmayr

Cross-border exports and foreign affiliate sales of services firms: evidence on destination-specific modes of supply

Thais Nunez Rocha, Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Camelia Turcu

Environmental laws: the effect on environmental outcomes in an open economy




I1 Trade policy 9

I2 Structural Models & Gravity 4

I3 FDI, MNEs & Firm Organization 9


I5 Development 3

I6 Services 3

I7 Environment 3


Alessia Campolmi, Chiara Forlati, Harald Fadinger

Trade policy in the Melitz model

Michael Pfaffermayr

Constrained Poisson pseudo maximum likelihood estimation of structural gravity models

Agelos Delis, Nigel Driffield, Yama Temouri

The global recession and the shift to re-shoring: myth or reality?

Joan Martín-Montaner, Francisco J. Guerra-Procel, Mari D. Parra-Robles

Globalization and profitability: the case of Ecuatorian firms

Enrico Vanino, Christian Darko, Giovanni Occhiali

The impact of Chinese penetration on employment skills and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sergi Basco, Maxime Liegey, Marti Mestieri, Gabriel Smagghue

Trade and inequality: evidence from worker-level adjustment in France

Jevan Cherniwchan, Liang Chen

Globalization, the gains from variety, and the environment


Sebastian Franco Bedoya

Euro imbalances in global value chains

Dela-Dem Doe Fiankor, Amjad Masood, Insa Flachsbarth, Bernhard Brümmer

Does GLOBALGAP certification promote agricultural exports?

Ana Cuadros, Jordi Paniagua, Joan Martín-Montaner

Migration and FDI: the role of job heterogeneity

Iryna Gauger, Andrzej Cie_Õlik, Jan Micha_Çek

Firm heterogeneity, location and export performance: empirical evidence from Ukrainian firm-level data

Henning Mühlen, Octavio Escobar

Structural transformation in Mexico: what is the role of FDI?

Isabelle Rabaud, Thierry Baudassé, Thierry Montalieu

Migration impacts on bilateral trade in services

Ferda Halicioglu, Natalya Ketenci

Output, renewable and non-renewable energy consumption, and international trade nexus: evidence from EU-15 countries


Seyhan Aygul

Empirical examination of the invoicing currency choice in international trade

Jasmin Groeschl, Gabriel Felbermayr, Inga Heiland

The European Union in turmoil: a general equilibrium analysis of trade and welfare

Angelos Theodorakopoulos, Bruno Merlevede

Like father like son: technology transfer and productivity effects from firm ownership


Steven Poelhekke, Roberto Bonfatti, Yuan Gu

Roads to trade: the welfare effects of connecting mines versus cities

Ana Lucia Abeliansky, Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Sangeeta Khorana

What determines trade in health services? A gravity approach



Will Martin

Destination-based corporate taxes and trade policy

Pawel Folfas

Value-added trade, gross trade and spatial autocorrelation: case of EU member states

Robert Genthner, Krisztina Kis-Katos

The impact of foreign investment regulation on firm productivity and employment in Indonesia

Jens Wrona, Udo Kreickemeier

Industrialisation and the big push in a global economy






PLENARY SESSION 3, Refettorio                                                                                                                           Chair: Ian Wooton

Katharina Erhardt, Peter Egger, Sergey Nigai

Empirical productivity distributions and international trade


Notes:    Name of paper presenter appears first.

A * indicates that the presenter is a job market candidate (if they chose to advertise their status during the registration process). This is done purely for information sharing: papers by job market candidates are not clustered together or in any given slot.

             In parallel sessions, the last presenter will take the chair.

             Times of presentations are subject to change up until the conference itself. Check the time of your presentation on arrival at the conference.



This version: September 14, 2017.