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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.

Thursday,
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

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

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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
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

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

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

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

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

Thursday,
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

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

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

Thursday,
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

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

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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
June 6, 2013

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

Thursday,
May 23, 2013

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

Postponed


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

Postponed


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

Wednesday,
March 27, 2013

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

Thursday,
March 14, 2013

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

Monday,
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)

Thursday,
February 28, 2013

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

Thursday,
February 21, 2013

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

Thursday,
February 14, 2013

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

Monday,
January 14, 2013

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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
November 8, 2012

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

Thursday,
October 25, 2012

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

Thursday,
October 11, 2012

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

Friday,
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

Tuesday,
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

Thursday,
August 9, 2012

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

Wednesday,
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

Thursday,
August 2, 2012

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

Thursday,
July 19, 2012

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

Thursday,
June 28, 2012

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

Thursday,
June 21, 2012

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

Thursday,
June 7, 2012

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

Thursday,
May 24, 2012

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

Thursday,
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

Thursday,
April 19, 2012

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

Thursday,
April 5, 2012

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

Thursday,
March 29, 2012

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

Thursday,
February 23, 2012

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

Thursday,
February 9, 2012

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

Thursday,
February 2, 2012

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

Thursday,
January 26, 2012

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

Wednesday,
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

Metro Directions:
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).