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Fifth Annual Day-Long Conference
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
1957 E ST. NW, Washington D.C. 20052

8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast and Opening Comments
8:15 AM: Paulo Bastos (WB)
Session 1: "Overcoming the Tyranny of History: Evidence from Post-Apartheid South Africa"
Discussant: Remi Jedwab (GW)
9:00 AM: Anna Maria Mayda (GT)
Session 2: "The Impact of Skilled Foreign Workers on Firms: an Investigation of Publicly Traded U.S. Firms"
Discussant: Mine Senses (JHU)
9:45 AM: Coffee Break
10:00 AM: Ryan Monarch (FRB)
Session 3: “Learning and the Value of Relationships in International Trade”
Discussant: Olga Timoshenko (GWU)
10:45 AM: Christian Volpe (IDB)
Session 4: "The Border Labyrinth: Information Technologies and Trade in the Presence of Multiple Agencies"
Discussant: Justin Peirce (FRB)
11:30 AM: Lunch
12:30 PM: Maggie Chen (GWU)
Session 5: "Learning and Reputation in Trade"
Discussant: Serge Shikher (USITC)
1:15 PM: Heiwai Tang (JHU)
Session 6: "Trade-induced Quality Upgrading: Transaction-level Evidence from Portugal"
Discussant: Andrew McCallum (FRB)
2:00 PM: Overflow and Closing Remarks
2:30 PM: End

Fourth Annual Day-Long Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
1957 E ST. NW, Washington D.C. 20052

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8:30 - 8:55: Continental breakfast
8:55 - 9:00: Opening Comments — Michael Moore, GWU
9:00 - 9:45: Christian Volpe (IDB)
Session 1: "Customs: What are the Effects on International Trade" (Paper)
Discussant: Nick Zolas (Census)
9:45 - 10:30: Serge Shikher (USITC)
Session 2: "Comparative Advantages of Rich and Poor Countries" (Paper)
Discussant: Kara Reynolds (American)
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee break
10:45 - 11:30: Maggie Chen (GWU)
Session 3: “Foreign Rivals are Coming to Town: Responding to the Threat of Foreign Multinational Entry” (Paper)
Discussant: Bill Lincoln (JHU-SAIS)
11:30 - 12:15: Dan Bernhofen (American)
Session 4: "Estimating the Effects of the Container Revolution on World Trade" (Paper)
Discussant: Gisela Rua (Federal Reserve Board)
12:15 - 1:30: Lunch
1:30 - 2:15: Russell Hillberry (World Bank)
Session 5: "Import Dynamics and Demands for Protection" (Paper)
Discussant: Lindsay Oldenski (Georgetown)
2:15 - 3:00: Andrew McCallum (Federal Reserve Board)
Session 6: "The Structure of Export Entry Costs"
Discussant: Wenjie Chen (GWU)
3:00 - 3:15: Coffee break
3:15 - 4:00: Fariha Kamal (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session 7: "Buyer-Seller Relationships in International Trade: Do your Neighbors Matter?" (Paper)
Discussant: Olga Timoshenko (GWU)
4:00: Closing Comments — Christopher Kurz, Federal Reserve Board

Third Annual Day-Long Conference
Friday, April 12, 2013
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
1957 E ST. NW, Washington D.C. 20052

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Second Annual Conference
April 6, 2012
1957 E Street

First Annual Day-Long Conference
March 11, 2011
1957 E Street

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