1:15pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 10 June - Friday 11 June 2021

Online Workshop: International Trade: The New Normal

The Banque de France, CEPII, CEPR and University of Surrey are jointly organising a workshop to explore economic dimensions of the 'new normal' environment of international trade.

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The environment of international trade has been severely impacted by recent events and associated rises in trade costs. Increases in tariffs and sanctions (e.g. U.S-China trade war), globalisation backlash, institutional challenges (e.g. Brexit, WTO), and Covid-19 are imposing a rethinking of multilateral trade and the way that firms organise production across borders.
At the moment, we are aiming for a hybrid format with a possibility of the workshop becoming fully virtual on two half-days 10-11 June 2021. The programme will include seven academic papers, including a Guest Lecture by Gene Grossman (Princeton and CEPR), a keynote presentation by Paola Conconi (ECARES and CEPR). A Policy Round Table with Lionel Fontagné (Banque de France and CEPII), Beata Javorcik (ERBD, University of Oxford and CEPR), Marion Jensen (OECD) and Robert Koopman (WTO and CEPR) and moderated by Martin Sandbu (Financial Times).

Meeting Date 

Thursday June 10 2021: 1:15pm – 6pm (Central European Summer Time)

Friday June 11 2021: 2:30pm – 6:30pm (Central European Summer Time)

Organising Committee

Dr. Jean-Charles Bricongne (Banque de France)

Dr. Juan Carluccio (Banque de France & University of Surrey)

Prof. Olivier de Bandt (Banque de France, ACPR & University Paris Ouest)

Prof. Lionel Fontagné (Banque de France, CEPII & Paris School of Economics)

Prof. Maurizio Zanardi (University of Surrey)

Scientific committee

Dr. Juan Carluccio (Banque de France & University of Surrey)

Prof. Lionel Fontagné (Banque de France, CEPII & Paris School of Economics)

Prof. Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford, EBRD & CEPR)

Prof. Maurizio Zanardi (University of Surrey)


Thursday 10 June

13:15: Welcome Speech by Bruno Cabrillac (Banque de France).   

Session on Trade Frictions Chair: Juan Carluccio, Banque de France and University of Surrey.

13:30-14:15 Trade Imbalances and the Rise of Protectionism - Philippe Martin, Sciences Po and CEPR (with Samuel Delpeuch and Etienne Fize).

14:15-15:00 Labor Unions and the Electoral Consequences of Trade Liberalization - Emanuel Ornelas, Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV and CEPR (with Pedro Molina Ogeda and Rodrigo R. Soares).

15:00-15:45 Keynote by Paola Conconi, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ECARES) and CEPR. 

Trade Protection Along Supply Chains Introduced by Sébastien Jean, CEPII.

15:45-16:00 Break.

16:00-17:15 Policy Panel Lionel Fontagné, Banque de France and CEPII, Marion Jansen, OECD, Beata Javorcik, University of Oxford, EBRD and CEPR, Robert Koopman, World Trade Organization, Graduate Institute and CEPR, Moderator: Martin Sandbu, Financial Times.

17:15-18:00 Escaping Import Competition in China Ann Harrison, University of California Berkeley (with Ana Cecilia Fieler).

Friday 11 June 2021

Session on COVID Chair: Maurizio Zanardi, University of Surrey.

14:30-15:15 The Margins of Adjustment of French Exports to the Covid Crisis Sebastian Stumpner, Banque de France (with Antoine Berthou, Jean-Charles Bricongne, Juan Carluccio, Guillaume Gaulier and Lionel Fontagné).

15:15-16:00 Globalization and Pandemics Pol Antras, Harvard University and CEPR (with Stephen J. Redding and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg).

16:00-16:45 Keynote by Gene Grossman, Princeton University and CEPR. Introduced by Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford, EBRD and CEPR).

16:45-17:00 Break.

17:00-17:45 Global Supply Chains in the Pandemic Nitya Pandalai-Nayar, University of Texas at Austin (with Andrei A. Levchenko, Barthélémy Bonadio and Zhen Huo).

17:45-18:30 Recessionary Shocks, Economic Resilience, and International Trade Ralph Ossa, University of Zurich and CEPR (with Mathilde Le Moigne and Marcos Ritel).

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