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RD International Trade Seminar Series
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Room 615-P
*Note to Media: USITC Seminars are off-the-record events.

December 2, 2014
10:30am - 12:00pm

"Growth and Trade: A Structural Estimation Framework."
Yoto Yotov, Drexel University

November 20, 2014
10:30am - 12:00pm

"GSP Expiration and Declining Exports from Developing Countries."
Shushanik Hakobyan, Fordham University

November 13, 2014
10:30am - 12:00pm

"Policy discussions using inter-country inter-industry model: Measuring trade in value-added and other globalization indicators."
Norihiko Yamano, OECD

November 6, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"A Computable General Equilibrium Model of Energy Taxation with Endogenous Resource Supply and Flexible Substitution"
Andre Barbe, USITC

October 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“Technology, Ecology and Agricultural Trade.”
Kari Heerman, USDA Economic Research Service

October 2, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"French Roast: Consumer Responses to International Conflict – Evidence from Supermarket Scanner Data.”
Sonal Pandya, University of Virginia

September 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Rule Changes and Trends in Antidumping & Countervailing Duty Petition Filings in the U.S., 1993-2013.”
Craig Thomsen, USITC

September 11, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“Interest Group Politics Over Exchange Rate Valuation in Asian Countries.”
Jean Yuan, USITC

August 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Structural Estimation of a Flexible Translog Gravity Model."
Shawn Tan, World Bank

August 7, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"It’s Not You, It’s Me: Breakups in U.S.-China Trade Relationships."
Ryan Monarch, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

May 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Border Crossing for Trucks Twenty Years after NAFTA."
Alan Fox, USITC

May 1, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Trade Policy and Wage Inequality: A Structural Analysis with Occupational and Sectoral Mobility."
Erhan Artuc, World Bank

April 3, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"The Structure of Export Entry Costs."
Andrew McCallum, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

February 27, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Predicting the Effects of NAFTA: Now We Can Do It Better!"
Serge Shikher, USITC

January 30, 2014

"Buyer-Seller Relationships in International Trade: Do Your Neighbors Matter?"
Fariha Kamal, U.S. Census Bureau
Asha Sundaram, University of Cape Town

January 16, 2014

"Success and Failure of African Exporters"
Leonardo Iacovone, World Bank

December, 12, 2013

"Local Transmission of Trade Shocks"
Ferdinando Monte, Johns Hopkins University

November 21, 2013

"Estimates of the Trade and Welfare Effects of NAFTA”
Fernando Parro, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

September 26, 2013

"The producer welfare effects of trade liberalization when goods are perishable and habit-forming: the case of asparagus"
Peyton Ferrier, Economic Research Service, USDA

September 12, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

"The Domestic Segment of Global Supply Chains in China under State Capitalism.”
Heiwai Tang, SAIS at Johns Hopkins

August 15, 2013

"Gross Export Accounting and the Global Value Chain"
Zhi Wang, USITC

June 20, 2013

"Entry Costs and Increasing Trade"
William Lincoln, Johns Hopkins University

June 6, 2013

"“Trade Reforms, Foreign Competition, and Labor Market Adjustments in the U.S"
Illenin Kondo, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

May 23, 2013

"Measuring the Real Impact of Imports on Jobs"
Michael Mandel and Diana G. Carew, Progressive Policy Institute


"Exchange Rate Pass-through in Global Value Chains: The Effects of Upstream Suppliers"
William Powers and David Riker USITC


"Household Deleveraging and the U.S. Current Account"
Danielle Trachtenberg USITC"

March 27, 2013

“Sanctuary Markets and Antidumping: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Exporters”
Michael Moore, The George Washington University

March 14, 2013

"Logistics Infrastructure and the International Location of Fragmented Production"
Juan Blyde, Inter-American Development Bank

March 11, 2013

"What Can the Video Game Minecraft and Volvo Trucks Tell Us About The New Trading Landscape? The Growing Importance of Services in Manufacturing and Global Value Chains." Emilie Aner and Magnus Rentzhog, Kommerskollegium Sweden
Minecraft Brick By Brick (PDF)

Global Value Chains and Services: An Introduction (PDF)

February 28, 2013

The next step in African development: Aid, investment, or another round of debt?"
Michael Nicholson and Sarah Lane,USAID

February 21, 2013

"The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment"
Justin Pierce, The Federal Reserve Board of Governors

February 14, 2013

"Trade Labor Markets and the Role of Human Capital"
Mine Senses, Johns Hopkins University

January 14, 2013

"A Model of China's State Capitalism",
Yong Wang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Presentation Slides (PDF)

November 15, 2012

"Do Terms-of-Trade Effects Matter for Trade Agreements? Theory and Evidence from WTO Countries",
Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University and CEPR

November 8, 2012

"Customs as Doorkeepers: What Are Their Effects on International Trade?",
Christian Volpe, The Inter-American Development Bank

October 25, 2012

"New Trends in Value Chain Upgrading: Lessons from Large and Small Countries"
Gary Gereffi Duke University

October 11, 2012

"Liberalization of FDI in Retail Services: A Fast Death Instrument for India?"
Tani Fukui and Csilla Lakatos, USITC and Purdue University

October 5, 2012

Going Soft: How the Rise of Software-Based Innovation led to the Decline of Japan's IT Industry and the Resurgence of Silicon Valley"
Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon and NBER

October 2, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Estimating the Size of Rural Labour Surplus in China - A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis"
Yinhua Mai, Monash University

August 9, 2012

"Streamlining Non-Tariff Measures, A Toolkit for Policy Makers"
Mariem Malouche, World Bank
Presentation Slides (PDF)

August 8, 2012
3:00pm Room 505

"A Comparison of National vs. Multinational Firms’ Performance Using a General Equilibrium Perspective”"
María C. Latorre,Universidad Complutense de Madrid

August 2, 2012

International Trade and CGE Models: Theory, Practice, Problems, Improvements" (PDF)
Sherman Robinson, IFPRI

July 19, 2012

Domestic Value-Added in Chinese Exports"
Hiau Looi Kee, World Bank

June 28, 2012

"Regulatory Reform and Australia's Experience: A Seamless National Economy"(PDF)
Christine McDaniel
Australian Productivity Commission

June 21, 2012

"Trade and Volatility at the Firm and Plant Level"
Christopher J. Kurz, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

June 7, 2012

""Offshoring and the Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market" "
Lindsay Oldenski, Georgetown University

May 24, 2012

"'Exports-at-Risk': The Effect of Multi-Market Contact in International Trade"
Robert Feinberg , American University

May 10, 2012

""International Leisure Travelers to the United States: Why do Visitors Who Need a Visa Stay Longer?""
Maksim Belenkiy, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

April 19, 2012

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Why Firms Fragment Production Across Locations"
Teresa Fort, University of Maryland

April 5, 2012

"How Does Trade Evolve in the Aftermath of Financial Crises?"
Petia Topalova , International Monetary Fund

March 29, 2012

"Exchange Rates and the Extensive Margin of Exports"
Daria Taglioni, World Bank, International Trade Department

February 23, 2012

"Regionalizing Infrastructure Reform in Developing Countries"
Ioannis N. Kessides and Nancy C. Benjamin, World Bank

February 9, 2012

"The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Asia-Pacific Integration: A Quantitative Assessment"
Peter Petri , Brandeis University and East-West Center

February 2, 2012

"Optimal Food Price Stabilisation in a Small Open Developing Country"
Christophe Gouel, World Bank and CEPII

January 26, 2012

"Trade Liberalization and Labor Market Dynamics"
Rafael Dix-Carneiro, University of Maryland

January 11, 2012

"Findings from Firm-Level Data Addressing the Harmonization of China's Patent System
Gary Jefferson , Brandeis University

Papers and/or presentation materials will be provided as they become available. These papers/presentations are the work of the individual authors and do not represent the views of the Commission or any individual Commissioner.

Previous Seminars

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Location: 500 E Street, SW Washington, DC
Room : Conference Room - 615P

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Take the orange, blue, yellow or green lines to the L'Enfant Plaza stop. Use the exit marked "7th & D Sts." Exit through the construction, down the stairs. Turn right and walk east to the corner of 6th and D Sts. (half a block). Turn right and walk south on 6th St. (2 blocks) to the corner of 6th and E Sts. The USITC building is on the left (SW corner).