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Economics Analysis Seminar Series
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

2011

Thursday,
December 1, 2011

"Costs of Starting to Trade and Costs of Continuing to Trade"
Tim A. Graciano,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Thursday,
November 17, 2011

"Supercycle Subdued? Challenges to Two-Speed Recovery"
Kati Suominen , Resident Fellow in Economics at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and American Assembly's Next Generation Fellow

Thursday,
November 10, 2011

"SPS Regulations on Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Imports and Exports"
Everett Peterson, Virginia Tech University

Thursday,
October 20, 2011

"Ethnic Networks and Price Dispersion"
Michael Anderson, Washington and Lee University
Stephen Smith, Gordon College
Martin Davies, Washington and Lee University

Thursday,
September 8, 2011
"Developing Professional Services in Africa: How Regional Integration Can Help"
Nora Dihel, World Bank

Thursday,
August 4, 2011

"Emission Taxes and Border Adjustments of Oligopolistic Industries"
Morihiro Yomogida , Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Thursday,
July 28, 2011

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"The Effect of CO2 Emissions Reduction on the U.S. Electricity Sector"
Stefan Osborne, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce

Thursday,
July 21, 2011

"Potential Implications of a Special Safeguard Mechanism in the World Trade Organizaion: the Case of Wheat"
Amanda M. Leister , Market and Trade Economics Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Thursday,
July 14, 2011

"Brazil's Trade Policy: Old and New Issues"
Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Inter-American Development Bank

Thursday,
June 16, 2011

"Domestic Regulation and U.S. Exports "
David Riker, International Trade Administration

Thursday,
June 2, 2011

"Does Exporting Increase Productivity? Evidence from India"
Megha Mukim, London School of Economics; Visiting Scholar, Columbia University and SAIS

Thursday,
May 12, 2011

"Mycotoxins Regulations and International Trade Flows Of Agricultural Products: Are the Effects As Large As Perceived"
Devesh Roy, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Thursday,
April 28, 2011

"Does the WTO Help Member States Clean Up"
Susan Aaronson, The George Washington University

Thursday,
April 21, 2011

"Integration in the Absence of Institutions: China-North Korea Cross-Border Exchange"
Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Thursday,
April 7, 2011

"Innovation through Protection: Does Safeguard Protection Increase Investment in Research and Development"
Benjamin H. Liebman and Kara M. Reynolds, St. Joseph's University and American Univerity

Thursday,
February 17, 2011

"Estimating Foreign Value-Added in Mexico's Manufacturing Exports "
Justino De La Cruz, U.S. International Trade Commission

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2010

Tuesday,
December 7, 2010

"The U.S. Recession:Can Trade Policy Help? "
Peter B. Dixon, Center of Policy Studies, Monash University

Thursday,
December 2, 2010

"Accounting for Underutilization of Trade Preference Programs: Generalized System of Preferences "
Shushanik Hakobyan, University of Virginia

Thursday,
December 1, 2010

“Pitfalls in Assessing Exchange Rate Undervaluations ”
Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University

Thursday,
November 18, 2010

“Surviving the Global Financial Crisis: Foreign Direct Investment and Establishment Performance ”
Maggie Chen, George Washington University

Thursday,
October 28, 2010

“Product Standards Harmonization and Firm Heterogeneity in International Trade ”
Daniel Reyes, Georgetown University

Thursday,
September 23, 2010

“Estimating Trade Elasticities from District-Level U.S. Import Data ”
David Riker, U.S. Department of Commerce - International Trade Administration

Thursday,
August 5, 2010

“Domestic Coalitions and the Push for Policy Change in Bangladesh's Garments and Textiles Industry ”
Sanchita Saxena, University of California-Berkeley and Woodrow Wilson Center

Thursday,
July 22, 2010

“Knowledge Capital, Product Differentiation and Market Structure: a Comparative Static CGE Analysis ”
Csilla Lakatos, Purdue University

Thursday,
July 15, 2010

“Trade Policy and the Crisis ”
Chad Bown, World Bank

Thursday,
May 20, 2010

“India Transformed? Insights from the Firm Level 1988-2005 ”
Anusha Chari, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thursday,
April 15, 2010

“Big Constraints to Small Firms' Growth ”
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, World Bank

Thursday,
March 18, 2010

“Optimizing the Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Benefits of CAFTA-DR: Trade-Led Agricultural Diversification ”
David Bathrick, Rural Growth Strategist and Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Thursday,
March 4, 2010

“Protection for Free: The Political Economy of U. S. Tariff Suspensions ”
Rodney Ludema, Georgetown University

Thursday,
February 25, 2010

“Foreign Acquisitions and National Security: What are Genuine Threats? What are Implausible Worries? A Framework for OECD Countries, and Beyond”
Theodore Moran, Georgetown University and Peterson Institute for International Economics

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2009

Thursday,
November 19, 2009

"How Much of South Korea's Growth Miracle Can be Explained by Trade Policy?"

Kei-Mu Yi, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadephia

Thursday,
November 12, 2009

“Trade as Engine of Creative Destruction: The Mexican experience with Chinese competition”

Leonardo Iacovone,  World Bank

Thursday,
November 5, 2009

“The Quality-Complementarity Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence from Colombia”

Maurice Kugler, CID, Harvard University and Wilfred Laurier University

Thursday,
October 29, 2009

“Implications of Limiting CO2 Concentrations for Land Use and Energy ”

Ronald Sands , U.S. Department of Agriculture

Thursday,
October 15, 2009

“What Triggers an Antidumping Investigation? Finding the Devil in the Details”

Russell Hillberry, University of Melbourne

Thursday,
September 24, 2009
"The Implications of New Trade Potentials to Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Low Income Countries"  

John Mellor, John Mellor Associates, Inc.

Thursday,
June 04, 2009
"Land Transport for Exports: The Effects of Cost, Time, and Uncertainty in Sub-Saharan Africa"  

Nannette Christ, USITC
Michael Ferrantino, USITC
Thursday,
May 28, 2009
"Imported Intermediate Inputs and Domestic Product Growth: Evidence from India"  

Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University
Thursday,
May 21, 2009
"Compensating for Climate Change: An Analysis of Weather-Related Deaths"  

David Wheeler, Center for Global Development
Thursday,
April 30, 2009
"Climate Treaties and International Trade: Problems and Prospects"  

Scott Barrett, SAIS, John Hopkins University
Wednesday,
April 15, 2009
"Zeros, Quality and Space: Trade Theory and Trade Evidence"  

James Harrigan United States International Trade Commission
Thursday,
March 19, 2009
"Accounting for Intermediates: Intermediate Inputs and Bilateral Trade in Value Added"  

Robert Johnson IES Fellow, Princeton University
Thursday,
February 26, 2009
"The Value of Trade to the U.S. Economy: An Assessment of the Economic Consequences of Border Closure"  

James Giesecke Monash University
Thursday,
February 19, 2009
"Clothing and Export Diversification: Still a Route to Growth for Low Income Countries?"  

Paul Brenton World Bank

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2008

Thursday,
December 11, 2008
"Avoidance Behaviors of Exporters and Importers: Evidence From the U.S.-China Trade Data Discrepancy"

Michael Ferrantino, International Economist, United States International Trade Commission;

Zhi Wang, International Economist, United States International Trade Commission
Wednesday,
November 19, 2008
"Cyclical Dumping and US Antidumping Protection: 1980-2001,"  

Meredith Crowley,
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Thursday,
November 13, 2008
"India's rapid rise in the global economy"  

Arvind Panagariya,
Professor Columbia University
Thursday,
October 23, 2008
"Trade Policy and Development: The Role of U.S. Preference Programs"  

Kim Elliot, IIE and Center for Global Development
Thursday,
October 16, 2008
"Seeping in Slowly: The WTO and Human Rights"  

Susan Aaronson, George Washington University
Thursday,
October 02, 2008
"Africa's Silk Road: China and India's New Economic Frontier"  

Harry Broadman, Managing Director, Albright Group
Thursday,
September 25, 2008
"Assessment of Five-Year Impact of the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Tade Agreement on Vietnam's Trade, Investment, and Economic Structure"

Steve Parker, Development Alternatives, Inc.
Thursday,
June 26, 2008
"Trade Remedies and Non-Market Economies: Economic Implications of the First U.S. Countervailing Duty Case on China"  

Longyue Zhao and Yan Wang, World Bank
Thursday,
June 19, 2008
"Comparing Policies to Combat Emissions Leakage: Border Tax Adjustments versus Rebates"  

Alan K. Fox, United States International Trade Commission and

Carolyn Fischer, Resources for the Future
Tuesday,
June 03, 2008
"Quality Competition, Pricing-To-Market and Non-Tariff Measures"
 
Michael Ferrantino, Robert Feinberg, and Lauren Deason United States International Trade Commission
Thursday,
May 15, 2008
"Location Decisions of Hetergeneous Multinational Firms"  

Maggie Chen and Michael O. Moore George Washington University

Thursday,
May 01, 2008
"Market-Driven Regionalism in Asia: Integration, Competitiveness and the Quest for Best Practices"  

Michael Plummer, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center
Tuesday,
April 29, 2008
"How much of Chinese exports is really made in China? Assessing Foreign and Domestic Value-in Gross Exports?"  

Robert B. Koopman, Zhi Wang, United States International Trade Commission and Shang-Jin Wei, CEPR and NBER

Thursday,
March 27, 2008
"China´s and India´s Challenge to Latin America"  

Daniel Lederman, World Bank
Thursday,
March 20, 2008
"A Consistent Picture of the Protection Across the World in 2004: MAcMap-HS6 Version 2"  

David LaBorde, IFPRI
Monday,
February 25, 2008
"Reducing Illegal Immigrants in the U.S.: A Dynamic CGE Analysis"  

Peter B. Dixon,
Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University,

Martin Johnson
U.S. Department of Commerce,

Maureen T. Rimmer,
Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University

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2007

Thursday,
December 20, 2007
"BEA's Industry Accounts: Current Status and Future Prospects"  

Erich Strassner, BEA
Thursday,
December 06, 2007
"Getting Ready: Preparation for Exporting"  

Leonardo Iacovone, University of Sussex and World Bank
Thursday,
November 29, 2007
"The Genesis of the GATT"  

Doug Irwin, Dartmouth College and
Petros Mavroidis, Columbia University
Law School Jointly Hosted by the USITC and the World Bank
Thursday,
November 15, 2007
"Measuring U.S. International Relative Prices: A WARP View of the World"  

Jaime Marquez, Federal Reserve Board
Thursday,
November 08, 2007

"Trade Growth, Production Fragmentation, and China´s Environment"  
Judy Dean, United States International Trade Commission and Mary Lovely, Syracuse University
Wednesday,
November 07, 2007
"Developing Countries in International Trade 2007 - Trade and Development Index (TDI)"  

Sujip Ranjan Basu, UNCTAD and
Victor Ognitsev UNCTAD
Thursday,
October 11, 2007
"Agricultural Trade Reform and Rural Prosperity: Lessons from China"  

Will Martin, World Bank
Thursday,
October 04, 2007
"Closing China's Trade Surplus"  

Doug Nyhus, INFORUM, University of MD
Thursday,
September 27, 2007
"The Rising Sophistication of China´s Exports: Assessing the Roles of Processing Trade, Foreign Invested Firms, Human Capital, and Government Policies"  

Zhi Wang, United States International Trade Commission and Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University
Wednesday,
September 26, 2007

"China´s Innovation Policy in the Context of National Innovation System Reform"
 
Lan Xue Professor and Director China Institute for S&T Policy, Tsinghua Uniiversity
Wednesday,
June 06, 2007
"Foreign Subsidization and Excess Capacity"  

Bruce Blonigen, University of Oregon
Monday,
May 07, 2007

"Stuctural Estimation and Solution of Internation Trade Models with Heterogeneous Firms"  

Edward J. Balistrer, Colorado School of Mines
Thursday,
May 03, 2007
"Legislated Protection and the WTO"
 
T. Renee Bowen, Georgetown University
Thursday,
April 26, 2007
"Developing Economies and International Investors: Do investment promotion agencies bring them together?"
 
Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, World Bank
Thursday,
April 05, 2007
"U.S. Antidumping on Vietnamese Catfish: Impacts on Mekong Farmers"  

Irene Brambilla,
Yale
Thursday,
March 29, 2007
"China's Emerging Domestic Debt Markets (from 1867 to 1960)"  

Pieter Bottelier,
SAIS-Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday,
March 13, 2007
"The 2007 Farm Bill: Help or Hindrance to the Doha Round and Resolution of the Brazil Cotton Case?"  

Prof. Robert Thompson,
University of Illinois
Wednesday,
March 07, 2007
"Trade, Politics, and the Environment Tailpipe vs. Smokestack"  

Carol McAusland,
University of Maryland, College Park
Thursday,
February 08, 2007
"Vertical Linkages in Partial Equilibrium Models"  

James Fetzer,
United States International Trade Commission
Thursday,
January 25, 2007
"How and Why Does Trade Grow?"  

Tim Kehoe,
University of Minnesota
Thursday,
January 18, 2007
"A Trade Restrictiveness Index for the United States (from 1867 to 1960)"  

Irwin Doug,
Darmouth

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2006

Monday,
December 18, 2006
"Partial-Equilibrium Analysis of RTAs: Deep Integration and Trade-Productivity Links"  

Sherman Robinson,
University of Sussex
Thursday,
December 14, 2006
"An Anatomy of China's Trade Growth"  

Caroline Freund,
World Bank
Thursday,
October 19, 2006
"Structural Estimation and Solution of International Trade Models with Heterogeneous Firms"  

Russell H. Hillberry,
University of Melbourne
Thursday,
October 12, 2006
"Accouting for Discrepancies in Bilateral Trade: The Case of China, Hong Kong and the U.S."  

Michael Ferrantino and,
Zhi Wang United States International Trade Commission
Thursday,
October 05, 2006
"Does Antidumping Use Contribute to Trade Liberalization? An Empirical Analysis"  

Michael O. Moore,
George Washington University
Thursday,
September 21, 2006
"How Fragmented is China's Trade?"  

K.C. Fung,
Univ. of California, Santa Cruz and

Judy Dean,
United States International Trade Commission
Thursday,
September 14, 2006
"Does China Need a New Growth Model?"  

James Riedel,
Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
Thursday,
July 13, 2006
"Estimating Hong Kong Re-export Markups and Reconciling Trade Statistics from China, Hong Kong and Trading Partners"  

Zhi Wang,
United States International Trade Commission

Mark Gelher,
USDA, and

Shunli Yao,
CCER, Peking University
Thursday,
June 29, 2006
"A Spatial Model of International Price Dispersion"  

Michael Anderson, and
Washington and Lee University, Kurt Schaefer, Calvin College

Stephen Smith,
Gordon College
Thursday,
June 08, 2006
"Sectoral Gravity Modeling of Free Trade Agreements"  

Bill Powers,
United States International Trade Commission
Thursday,
June 01, 2006
"Global Logistics Indicators, Supply Chain Metrics, and Bilateral Trade Patterns"  

Uma Subramanian,
World Bank
Thursday,
May 11, 2006
"The Productivity Effects of Services Liberalization Evidence from the Czech Republic"  

Jens Arnold,
World Bank
Thursday,
April 27, 2006
"Japan´s Protection and the Effects of Reducing It"  

Scott Bradford,
Brigham Young University and Institute for International Economics
Wednesday,
April 12, 2006
"Does Regionalism Increase Foreign Direct Investment? An Empirical Investigation"  

Maggie Chen,
George Washington University
Thursday,
March 16, 2006
"The Effects of Outsourcing on the Elasticity of Labor Demand"  

Mine Senses,
Johns Hopkins University
Thursday,
January 19, 2006
"Policy Anchors: How Do Free Trade Agreements Compare With WTO Accessions As Vehicles For Developing-Country Policy Reform?"  

Michael Ferrantino,
United States International Trade Commission

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2005

Thursday,
November 17, 2005
"Analysing Convergence with a Multi-Country Computable General Equilibrium Model"  

Peter Dixon, and Maureen Rimmer, Monash University
Thursday,
November 03, 2005
"Doha Agricultural and Other Merchandise Trade Reform: What´s at Stake?""  

Kym Anderson,
University of Adelaide and World Bank
Thursday,
October 20, 2005
"Growth Dynamics: The Myth of Economic Recovery"  

Valerie Cerra,
IMF Institute and Sweta Saxena, University of Pittsburgh
Thursday,
September 29, 2005
"Service Outsourcing, Productivity and Employment: Evidence from US"  

Mary Amiti,
International Monetary Fund
Thursday,
May 05, 2005
"Do Free Trade Agreements Actually Increase Members' International Trade"  

Jeff Bergstrand,
University of Notre Dame
Thursday,
April 14, 2005
"Initiating U.S. Free Trade Agreements: How Do Potential Partners Stack Up"  

Michael Moore,
George Washington University
Thursday,
March 24, 2005
"Offshoring Tariff Evasion: Evidence from Hong Kong as Entrepot Trader"  

Shang-Jin Wei,
International Monetary Fund and Brookings Institution
Thursday,
March 03, 2005
"Estimating the Poverty Impacts of a WTO Agreement"  

Tom Hertel,
Purdue University and World Bank

Papers are posted as they become available.
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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).