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In recent years, trade economists have ventured into new territory, applying trade theory to study questions outside the traditional boundaries of international trade. This expansion of the applications of trade theory has been made possible only through the original use of unconventional data.

This conference brought together new frontier research in international trade that makes use of such unconventional data. Leading trade economists discussed methods for collecting and using these new data, and how to overcome empirical and theoretical challenges associated with their use.


Friday, May 19, 2017
Indivisibilities in Distribution
Thomas Holmes, The University of Minnesota
Accounting for Micro and Macro Patterns of Trade
Stephen Redding, Princeton University
Urban Revival in America, 2000 to 2010
Victor Couture, University of California, Berkeley
Co-author: Jessie Handbury, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Trade, Merchants and Lost Cities of the Bronze Age
Thomas Chaney, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris, Toulouse School of Economics
Gojko Barjamovic, Harvard University
Kerem Cosar, University of Virginia
Ali Hortaçsu, Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor of Economics, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Co-Director of BFI Industrial Organization Initiative
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Brands in Motion: How Frictions Shape Multinational Production
Keith Head, University of British Columbia
Co-author: Theirry Mayer, Sciences Po, Banque de France, CEPII, and CEPR
Trade and Domestic Production Networks
Felix Tintelnot, Associate Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Ken Kikkawa, University of Chicago
Magne Mogstad, The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Emmaneul Dhyne, National Bank of Belgium
Capital Accumulation and Dynamic Gains from Trade
B. Ravikumar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Ana Maria Santacreu, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Michael J. Sposi, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas