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Papers Presented at Professional Conferences

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"Israel - Middle East North Africa (MENA) Trade: Is There Any Truth to the NEG Theory as Applied to the Israel-Jordan QIZs?", Presented at the 21st Annual Meetings of the International Trade and Finance Association, Eilat, Israel, May 29 - June 2, 2011

"PRC Outward Investment in the U.S.: A New Model with Assymetric Information," Paper presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, International Trade & Finance Association session on US-PRC Relations Under the Obama Administration: Trade, Investment, and Corporate Espionage (F2) January 6-9, 2011, Denver Colorado.

"Antidumping and Countervailing Duties Against the PRC: A Change in Policy Under Obama?" Paper presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, January 3-5, 2010.

"US Trade Policy under the Obama Administration," Paper presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, January 3-5, 2010.

"Post-MFA: Price and Country of Origin Distribution Effects," Paper presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2009. (with Kathleen Rees).

"Comparison Of PRC And Indian Responses To The Elimination Of Us Textile And Apparel Quotas: Economic And Cultural Perspectives," Presented at China Goes Global, Ash Institute for Democracy, Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, October 8-10, 2008, Cambridge MA. (with Amir Shoham).

"US Regional Agreements: Why Bilateralism is an Optimal Strategy for the US," Presented at the 18th Annual Meetings of the International Trade and Finance Association, Lisbon, Portugal, May 21-24, 2008.

"US Bilateral Regional Agreements: The Negative Welfare Effects Of Multiplicity In Country Of Origin Rules: New Methodology for Estimation," Presented at the 18th Annual Meetings of the International Trade and Finance Association, Lisbon, Portugal, May 21-24, 2008. (with Amir Shoham).

"US Bilateral Regional Agreements: The Negative Welfare Effects Of Multiplicity in Country of Origin Rules: The Problem," Presented at the Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 4-6, 2008. (with Amir Shoham).

"Risk and Volatility of US Output and Investment and Stock Market Value Due to Terrorism: Econometric ARCH Modeling of Investment Flows with Uncertainty about Future Incidents of Terror, a Methodology based on Using Israeli Data," Presented at the 17th Annual Meetings of the International Trade and Finance Association, Miami, May 17-18, 2007. (with Amir Shoham).

"Comparison of PRC and Vietnam's Responses to the Elimination of US Textile and Apparel Quotas: Economic and Cultural Perspectives," Presented at the 17th Annual Meetings of the International Trade and Finance Association, Miami, May 17-18, 2007. (with Amir Shoham).

"US-Regional Agreements with Latin America - The Saga of CAFTA and the FTAA," Presented at the 12th Annual Conference, Western Hemispheric Integration in a Competitive Global Environment, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, March 21-24, 2007. (with Amir Shoham) "WTO Enforcement Issues," Presented at the Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, January 5-7, 2007.7:1 (with Amir Shoham)

"Delinking The Relationship Between Trade Liberalization And Reduced Domestic Fiscal Budgets: The Experience Of The Israeli Economy - 1984-2005," Paper presented at the 16th International Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association on Globalization and its Controversies, in Lodz, Poland, May 10 -14, 2006. (with Amir Shoham).

Comparison Of PRC And Indian Responses To The Elimination Of US Textile And Apparel Quotas: Economic And Cultural Perspectives," Paper presented at the 16th International Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association on Globalization and its Controversies, in Lodz, Poland, May 10 - 14, 2006. (with Amir Shoham).

"Fiscal Reform In Support Of Tariff Liberalization," Presented at the Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings, Boston, MA., January 6, 2006.

"Comparison of PRC and Indian Responses to the Elimination of US Textile and Apparel Quotas: Economic and Cultural Prospective," Presented at a conference on Culture and International Business, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, School of Management, Department of Business Administration, Strategy and International Management, December 14, 2005. Beer-Sheva, Israel.

" 'Womb for Rent' - Gestational Surrogacy Contracts - A New Path for Outsourcing Service Contracts," Presented at the International Trade and Finance Association's Fifteenth International Conference on Globalization at the Crossroads. Istanbul, Turkey, May 18 - May 22, 2005.

"MFA Forever? - Textile and Apparel Trade in Uncharted Waters," Presented at the International Trade and Finance Association's Fifteenth International Conference on Globalization at the Crossroads. Istanbul, Turkey, May 18 - May 22, 2005. (with Stephen Morel).

"The US-Israel Free Trade Area Agreement a Twenty Year Assessment," invited paper at Israel Export Institute, June 11, 2004.

"Trade Liberalization and Fiscal Reform: Evidence from a Cross-country Econometric Analysis," Presented at the International Trade and Finance Association's Fourteenth International Conference. San Antonio, Texas, May 19 - May 22, 2004.

"The Implications of the Brazil Case on US Agricultural Subsidies," presented to the Standing Committee of the International Cotton Advisory Council, Washington DC, May 18,2004.

"The Euro and Economic Structural Adjustment," presented at the 2004 joint meeting of the American Consortium on European Union Studies, The European Union Research Center and The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University conference The Euro: Two Years Later, April 8, 2004.

"US-Regional Agreements with Latin America - The Saga of CAFTA and the FTAA," presented at the 2004 Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 3-5, 2004.

"Corporate Governance and the Rule of Law - The Revolution That Wasn't and Can Not Be," Presented at the International Trade and Finance Association's Thirteenth International Conference. Vaasa, Finland, May 28 - May 31, 2003. (with Scheherazade S. Rehman).

"Tax Policy Distortion and Global Corporate Governance, " paper sponsored jointly by the European Union Research Center and the GW Center for the Study of Globalization, March 31, 2003.

"The Failure of Distortionary Tax Policy in Puerto Rico," Americans For Democracy Seminar, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 13-14, 2003.

"Multinationals And Vietnam's Transition To A Market Economy: Or What Happened To Me On The Way To Rome?," presented at the 2003 Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings, Washington DC, January 4, 2003.

"Implications for the Vietnamese Textile and Apparel Industry in Light of Abolishing the Multifiber Arrangement and the US - Vietnam Bilateral Investment Treaty," presented at the Twelfth International Conference ofthe International Trade and Finance Association, Bangkok, Thailand, May 29- June 2, 2002.

"Has the Sun Set for Free Trade?: An Examination of the Problems with the Current State and Practice of Sunset Reviews," presented at the Twelfth International Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association, Bangkok, Thailand, May 29- June 2, 2002.

"An Analysis of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials," presented at The Radzyner School Of Law, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. May 2001.

"The Euro: Implications for EU Trade and Competition Policy," presented at the Special Euro Lecture Series, The European Union Research Center, Washington, DC., November 30, 2000.

"EU-Turkish Relations - Do We Need a Broader & More Inclusive EU Strategy," presented at The George Washington University and Bogazici University Joint Seminar, Perspectives on the European Union, November 27-30, 2000.

"The Economics of the Transition Process: What Have We Learned?" presented at a Workshop on Economic Transition in East-Central Europe and the New Independent States, sponsored by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency, May 1, 2000.

Establishment of a Fair Trade Commission in Barbados: Initial Diagnostic and Survey of Domestic Market Competitiveness, presented at a Seminar on The Fair Trade Commission: Impact on Competitiveness, Barbados. October 19, 1999 (with Godfrey Gordon and Simon Langer)

"The OECD Convention on Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions," presented at the International Trade and Finance Association meetings, on Globalization in the 21st Century, May 26-29, 1999. Casablanca, Morocco. (with Simon Langer).

"The Control of Textile and Apparel Trade under the WTO: Who are the Winners and Losers ?" presented at the International Trade and Finance Association meetings, on Globalization in the 21st Century, May 26-29, 1999. Casablanca, Morocco. (with Kathleen Rees).

"The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Success or Failure for LDCs," presented at a Seminar on The WTO and LDCs, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. April 20, 1999

"Getting Ready for 2004: The Implications of the Expiration of the MFA for Bangladesh," presented at the Annual Meetings of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh. April 19, 1999

"Trade Related Issues: Experiences of Underdeveloped Countries," presented at a Seminar sponsored by the Center for Economic Development and Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. April 15, 1999.

"The WTO: Is it Relevant to the Least Developed Countries," presented at a Seminar on The Role of the WTO in Developing Countries, Katmandu University, Nepal. April 15, 1999.

"U.S. Foreign Trade Zones and Their Role in World Trade," presented at Conference on The Restructuring Free Trade Zones, Okinawa Prefectual Government & World Trade Center, Naha, Okinawa. March 11, 1999.

"The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Bananas, Beef and Steel - Relevance to the US - Japan Bilateral Economic Relationship," presented at the Oiso Conference on The U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: Looking Toward the Next Round of Multilateral trade Negotiations for a New Century. March 9 -10, 1999. Oiso, Yoshida House and Sorokaku, Japan.

"The Dynamics of Multilateral Trade Issues and Their Implications for the US-Japan Bilateral Economic Relationship," presented at the Tokyo American Center and Japan Foreign Trade Council seminar on The U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: Looking Toward the Next Round of Multilateral trade Negotiations for a New Century. March 8, 1999. Tokyo, Japan.

"Yugoslav's Legacy," presented at Conference on The Economies of the Yugoslav Successor States, sponsored by the Bureau of Intelligence and research, US Department of State and the DCI Interagency Balkan Task Force, February 25, 1999.

"The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: The Case of Bananas," presented at the International Trade and Finance Association Annual Conference, held in conjunction with the Allied Social Sciences Association, January 3-5, 1999. New York, N.Y.

"The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Success or Failure," presented at the International Trade and Finance Association meetings, on The Global Economy at the Turn of the Century, May 27-30, 1998. Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Control of Textile and Apparel Trade under the WTO: What is the Track Record?" presented at the International Trade and Finance Association meetings, on The Global Economy at the Turn of the Century, May 27-30, 1998. Atlantic City, New Jersey. (with Kathleen Rees)

"Kodak v. Fuji - Competition Policy for the Next Round?", presented at the International Trade and Finance Association meetings, on International Business in the New Millennium, May 21-24, 1997. Porto, Portugal.

"Harmonizing Intellectual Property Rights: TRIPS - A Pro-development Instrument or a Tax on Developing Countries?," presented at the International Trade and Finance Association meetings, on International Business in the New Millennium, May 21-24, 1997. Porto, Portugal.

"Countertrade: The Experience in Formerly Communist Central and East European Countries and the Former Soviet Union," presented at The International Trade and Finance Association Sixth International Conference, May 22-25, 1996. San Diego, California.

"Privatization in the Formerly Communist Central and East European Countries and the Former Soviet Union: The Record After Four Years," presented at The International Trade and Finance Association Sixth International Conference, May 22-25, 1996. San Diego, California.

"A Regional Free Trade Area for the Middle East: Issues - Pros and Cons," presented at The Canada Israel Forum, Toronto, Canada, October 22, 1995.

"Restructuring of Production and Trade During the Transition: The Case of Poland," presented at the Vth World Congress for Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, Poland, 6-11 August 1995.

"Intra-FSU Trade: Can Western Trade Models Provide Insight?," presented at The International Trade and Finance Association Fifth International Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica. May 17-20, 1995.

"The Uruguay Round and Textile and Apparel Trade: An Exercise in Wishful Thinking," presented at The International Trade and Finance Association Fifth International Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica. May 17- 20, 1995.

"Simulating the Commodity Structure of FSU Trade: A Factor Endowment Approach," presented at the 26th Annual AAASS Convention, Philadelphia, PA.. November 17-20, 1994.

"A Simulation of Ukrainian Economic Transition: The Paradox of Shock Therapy," presented at the Economics Round Table, The Russian Research Center, Harvard University. June 6, 1994. (with Steven M. Suranovic).

"A Simulation of Ukrainian Economic Transition: The Paradox of Shock Therapy," presented at the Second Congress of the International Ukrainian Economic Association, Odessa, Ukraine May 23-27, 1994. (with Steven M. Suranovic).

"Privatization of Real Estate and Housing Finance in Bulgaria," presented at the May Session of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, May 13-14, 1994. (with Anthony Yezer).

"The Effects of Russian Oil Market Adjustments on the Ukrainian Economy," presented at the Meridian International Center Conference on Challenges of Transition for Ukraine's Economy. September 9, 1993.

"The Question of Western Aid to the CIS." presented at Clark University, April 21, 1992.

"Simulating the Commodity Structure of Soviet Foreign Trade." presented at the Economics Round Table, Russian Research Center. Harvard University. March 18, 1992.

"The Impact of Soviet Immigration on the Structure of Israel's International Trade." presented at the Israel Economic Association meetings, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 24-25, 1991.

"Transition of Central and Eastern Europe: Problems and Prospects." presented at Department of Economics, Boston College, November 12, 1991.

"U.S. Interests in Granting Most Favored Nation Status to the Soviet Union: Economic Versus Political Considerations." presented at the IVth World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, Panel on East- West Trade: Western Economic Interests Versus Political Issues, Harrogate, England, July 21-26, 1990.

"Impacts of Perestroika on Soviet-East European Trade: The Influence of Soviet Trade Integration with the Developed West." presented at a Conference on Change in Eastern Europe, The East European Economies: The Road Ahead, The American University, April 18, 1990.

"Are TAMA Rates an Import-Restricting Device?" presented at the Israel Economic Association meetings, Jerusalem, Israel, December 24-25, 1989.

"Demand for China's Textile and Clothing Exports in the United States." presented at a conference on China and Australian Wool, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia. August 9, 1989.

"Redirection of U.S. Imports of Textiles and Apparel from East Asia: The Role of the U.S. Bilateral Restraint Program." presented at the conference on East Asia and the Redirection of World Trade in Fibres, Textiles and Clothing, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. August 7-8, 1989.

"Privatization: Market Value of State Property." presented at the Capital Market Workshop for Polish Economic Advisors, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.. June 29, 1989.

"Soviet-Third World Economic Relations: A New Era?" presented at the conference on Soviet Involvement in the Middle East: A New Era, at the Marjorie Mayrock Center for Soviet and East European Research, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, January 3-5, 1989. (with Gur Ofer).

"The Structure of the U.S.-Caribbean and Central American Trade in the 1990's: Will the Need Continue for U.S. Trade Preferences and Developmental Assistance." presented at the North American Economics and Finance Associating meetings, December 28, 1987. (with Gregory K. Schoepfle).

"The U.S. - Israel Free Trade Area Agreement." presented at the Program for the Study of the Israeli Economy, M.I.T., November 9, 1987.

"The Impact of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act on Caribbean Nation's Exports and Development." presented at the North American Economics and Finance Associating meetings, December 29, 1986. (with Gregory K. Schoepfle).

"The Tariff Equivalents of the Existing Quotas Under the Multifiber Arrangement." presented at the Southern Economic Association meetings, November 23-25, 1986.

"The U.S. - Israel Free Trade Area Agreement and Israeli Textile Exports to the United States." presented at The Israel-America Trade Week conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 16-20, 1986.

"Soviet - American Competition in the Middle East: The Economic Dimension - The Soviet Union." presented at the conference on Soviet-American Competition in the Middle East, Center for International and Strategic Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles, September 29-30, 1986. (with Gur Ofer).

"An Assessment of the Impact of the Revised U.S. Generalized System of Preferences on the Exports of Peru." presented at the conference on Peruvian Trade Relations with the U.S., The Inter-American Development Bank, March 7-16, 1986.

"The Effect of the U.S. - Israel Free Trade Area Agreement on Israeli Trade and Employment." presented at New York University, Department of Economics Seminar, October 10, 1985.

"The Impact of the U.S. - Israel Free Trade Area Agreement on Israeli Trade and Employment." presented at the Series on Problems of the Israeli Economy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Economics, June 17, 1985.

"New Forms of Investment by U.S. Firms in Emerging and Declining Sectors: Textiles and Microelectronics." presented at the OECD Conference on New Forms of Investment in Developing Countries, Paris, France, June 18-22, 1984. (with Kenneth Flamm).

"The Impact of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act on Caribbean Exports." presented at the North American Economics and Finance Association meetings, San Francisco, December, 1983.

"The Economic Costs of the Multifiber Arrangement." presented at the International Economics Session of the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November, 1983.

"The Impact of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act S.544." testimony presented before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, April 13, 1983.

"The Multifiber Arrangement: The Third Reincarnation." presented at the Overseas Development Council, February 3, 1983.

"Economic Costs and Benefits of Controls on East - West Trade." presented at the Econometric Society Annual Meetings, December 1982. (with Thomas Bayard and J. Perez-Lopez).

"The `Graduation' Issue in U.S. - Korea Trade: A Review of the Generalized System of Preferences." paper prepared for the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Technology Symposium on U.S. - Korea Industrial Economic Relations, Seoul, Korea, August 23-25, 1982.

"Alternative Indicators of U.S. Trade Performance." presented at the Econometric Society Annual Meetings, December 1981 "Economic Costs of Tariffs and Quotas on Textile and Apparel Products Imported into the United States: A Survey." presented at the Trade Policy Research Center Symposium on Crisis Industries and the Safeguards Provision of the GATT, Stresa, Italy, September 11-13, 1981.

"Assessing the Changing Structure of U.S. Trade: An Analysis and Comparison of Various Indicators of Comparative Advantage and Competitiveness." presented at the International Economics Session of the Western Economic Association meetings, July 1981. (with C. Michael Aho and Harry P. Bowen).

"Effects on U.S. Trade and Employment of Tariff Eliminations Among Canada, Mexico and the United States: In the Context of a Free Trade Area." presented at the International Economics Session of the Western Economic Association meetings, July 1981. (with Don Rousslang).

"A Constant Market Share Analysis of U.S. Export Growth: 1962-1977." presented at the International Economics Session of the Eastern Economic Association meetings, April 1981. (with Harry P. Bowen).

"The Regional Welfare Effects of Tariff Reductions on Textile Products." presented at the Regional Economics Session of the Southern Economic Association meetings, November 1980. (with Randolph C. Martin).

"Soviet Foreign Aid to LDC's." presented at the International Studies Association meetings, March l980. (with Anne Sloan). U.S. Department of State, Scholar - Diplomat Seminar, March 1980.

"Optimal Trade Policies of a Soviet Type Centrally Planned Economy." presented at the Economic Planning Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, February 1980.

"Optimal Trade Policies of a Soviet Type Centrally Planned Economy." presented at the Economic Systems and Foreign Trade Session of the Southern Economic Association meetings, November 1979.

"Direct Employment Effects of Increased Imports." presented at the International Trade Theory Session of the Southern Economic Association meetings, November 1978.

"The Trade Resistance Factors in Soviet - East European Foreign Trade." presented at the International Trade Theory Session of the Southern Economic Association meetings, November 1977.

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Joseph Pelzman

Joseph Pelzman

Expertise: International Trade and Finance; International Trade Law; Economics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Law and Economics and Economies in Transition

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