The Paris Trade Seminar is a common seminar to the:

Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1, INRA and Sciences Po.

The seminar takes place every two weeks on Tuesday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, rotating by semesters between PSE, Sciences Po and Paris 1.

From September 2018 till November 2018, the seminar’s venue is Maison des Sciences Economiques 110 Bulevard de l'Hôpital 75013, 6th floor.

The seminar presents recent works by French and foreign scholars about International trade and its frontiers with other fields. The seminar has become a major meeting point for trade economists in Paris. Consequently it is scheduled to have informal discussions between participants and the speaker at the end of the seminar.


Next seminar: 23 October 14:30-16:00

 Gabriel Felbermayr (Munich)

Rules of Origin and the Profitability of Trade Deflection

Venue: Maison des Sciences Economiques, 6th floor



Tue 9 October: Shang-Jin WEI (Columbia)
Re-examining the Effect of Trading with China on US Local Labor Markets: A Supply Chain Perspective

Tue. 25 September: James HARRIGAN (Virginia)
Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity: Firm Level Evidence from France

Tue. 12 June 2018: Isabelle MEJEAN (Polytechnique)
Search Frictions in International Goods Markets

Tue. 12 June 2018: Stephen REDDING (Princeton)
Accounting for trade Patterns

Tue. 29 May 2018: Ralph OSSA (Zurich)
Accounting for the New Gains from Trade Liberalization

Tue. 15 May 2018: Rafel DIX-CARNEIRO (Duke)
Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions

Tue. 3 April 2018: Sebastian KRAUTHEIM (Passau)
The International Organization of Production in the Regulatory Void.

Tue. 20 March 2018: David DORN (Zurich)
Foreign Competition and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from U.S. Patents.

Tue. 06 March 2018: Dany BAHAR (Brookings)
Knowledge diffusion through return migration: the natural experiment of Yugoslavian refugees in Germany

Tue. 06 Febrary 2018: Carsten ECKEL (Munich)
Too Much of a Good Thing? Exporters, Multiproduct Firms and Labor Market Imperfections

Tue. 23 January 2018: Johannes VAN BIESEBROECK (Leuven)
Comparative advantage in routine production

Tue. 9 January 2018: Veronica RAPPOPORT (LSE)
The Birth of a Multinational: Innovation and Foreign Acquisitions

Tue. 19 December 2017: Dennis NOVY (Warwick)
Currency Unions, Trade and Heterogeneity

Tue. 5 December 2017: Gerald WILLMANN (Bielefeld)
Unequal Gains, Prolonged Pain: A Model of Protectionist Overshooting

Tue. 21 November 2017: Kalina MANOVA (Oxford)
The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach

Tue. 7 November 2017: Kevin O'ROURKE (Oxford)
Empire, distance and British exports 1700-1900

Tue. 17 October 2017: James ANDERSON (Boston College)

Short Run Gravity

Tue. 10 October 2017: Mario LARCH (Bayreuth)
Trade and Investment in the Global Economy

Tue. 26 September 2017 : Dan TREFLER (Toronto)
Trade and Innovation: The Role of Scale and Competition Effects

Tue. 27 June 2017: Harmut Egger (Bayreuth)
Offshoring and Job Polarization Between Firms

Tue. 13 June 2017: David ATKIN (MIT)
Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intranational Trade Costs

Tue. 6 June 2017: Danial LASHKARI (Harvard)
Innovation, Knowledge Diffusion and Selection

Tue. 30 May 2017: Peter MORROW (Toronto)
Endowment, Factor Prices, and Skill-Biased Technology: Importing development Accounting into HOV

Tue. 16 May 2017: Dave DONALDSON (Stanford)
Sector Level Economies of Scale: Estimation Using Trade Data

Tue. 2 May 2017: Maarten BOSKER (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Iceberg transport costs in the Frozen Water Trade

Tue. 18 April 2017: Ann Esther BOLER (Imperial College)
Technology-Skill Complementarity in a Globalized World

Tue. 7 March 2017 : Meredith CROWLEY (Cambridge)
Decomposing Exchange rate Pass-Through: Evidence from Chinese Exporters

Tue. 7 March 2017 : Thomas CHANEY (Sciences Po)
Trade, Merchants, and the Lost Cities of the Bronze Age

Tue. 21 February 2017: Beata JAVORCIK (Oxford)
When a Policy Backfires: The Unintended Consequences of Taxing Import Financing

Tue. 24 January 2017: Pol ANTRAS (Harvard)
Globalization, Inequality and Welfare

Tue. 10 January 2017: Arnaud COSTINOT (MIT)
Micro to Macro: Optimal Trade Policy with Firm Heterogeneity

Tue. 13 December 2016: Philippe MARTIN (Sciences Po)
The International Elasticity Puzzle Is Worse Than You Think

Tue. 29 November 2016: John ROMALIS (Sidney)
Tariff Reductions, Entry, and Welfare: Theory and Evidence for the Last Two Decades

Tue. 15 November 2016: Facundo ALBORNOZ (Nottingham)
Importing after exporting

Tue. 18 October 2016: Hylke VANDENBUSSCHE (U. Leuven)
Input Reallocation Within Firms

Tue. 4 October 2016: Gianmarco OTTAVIANO (LSE)
The Buyer Margins of Firms' Exports

Tue. 20 September 2016: Andreas MOXNES (Oslo)
Better, Faster, Stronger: Global Innovation and Trade Liberalization

Tue. 21 Juin 2016: Ferdinando MONTE (Georgetown)
Commuting, Migration and Local Employment Elasticities

Tue 7 June 2016: Felix TINTELNOT (Chicago)
The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms    

Tue. 24 May 2016: Treb ALLEN (Northwestern)
Volatility and the Gains from Trade

Tue. 10 May 2016: John MCLAREN (Virginia)
Are Immigrants a Shot in the Arm to the Local Economy?

Tue. 12 April 2016: Mathieu PARENTI (Ecares)
Providing Services to Boost Goods Exports: Theory and Evidence

Tue. 29 March 2016: Matthieu COUTTENIER (Geneva)
This is mine! How Minerals Fuel Conflicts in Africa

Tue. 15 Mar. 2016: Marco FUGAZZA (UNCTAD)
The Bilateral Impact of Non-Tariff Measures: Insights from Firm level Evidence

Tue. 16 Feb. 2016: Dalia MARIN (Munich)
Trade in Tasks and the Organization of Firms

Tue. 2 Feb. 2016: Ariell RESHEFF (PSE - Paris 1- CNRS)
Capital Imports Composition, Complementarities, and the Skill Premium in Developing Countries

Tue. 12 Jan. 2016 Frédéric DOCQUIER (UCLouvain)
The Welfare Impact of Global Migration in OECD Countries

Tue. 8 Dec. 2015 Mathias THOENIG (Lausanne)
Imported Violence: Post-Conflict Evidence on Asylum Seekers, Crimes and Public Policy in Switzerland

Tue. 24 Nov. 2015 Sebastian KRAUTHEIM (Passau)
Offshoring with Endogenous NGO Activism

Tue 10 Nov. 2015 Jan DE LOECKER (Princeton)
Estimating Market Power: Evidence from the US Beer Industry

Tue. 13 Oct. 2015 Jonathan VOGEL (Columbia)
Accounting for Changes in Between Group Inequality

Tue. 29 Sept. 2015: Benjamin FABER (Berkeley)
Firms Hetoregeneity in Consumption Baskets: Evidence from Home and Store Scanner Data

Tue. 22 Sept. 2015: Gene GROSSMAN (Princeton)

Growth, Trade and Inequality
Tue. 9 June 2015: Andres RODRIGUEZ-CLARE (Berkeley)
The Intensive Margin Puzzle in Trade

Tue. 26 May 2015: Thomas CHANEY (TSE)
Migrants Trade and Investment

Tue. 5 May 2015: Davin CHOR (Singapore)
Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis

Tue. 14 April 2015: Jose ASTURIAS (Georgetown)
Competition and the welfare gains from transportation infrastructure: Evidence from the Golden Quadrilateral of India

Tue. 31 March 2015: Giorgio BARBA NAVARETTI (Milan)
It takes (more than) a moment: Revisiting the link between firm productivity and aggregate export

Tue. 17 March 2015: Federico TRIONFETTI (AMSE)
Comparative Skill Premia

Tue. 3 March 2015: Maurizio ZANARDI (Lancaster)
The Internationalization Process of Firms: From Exports to FDI

Tue. 3 Feb. 2015: Veronica RAPPOPORT (LSE)
Comparative Advantage and Specialization in Bank Lending

Tue. 20 Jan. 2015: Johannes BOEHM (SciencesPo)
The Impact of Contract Enforcement Costs on Outsourcing and Aggregate Productivity

Tue 6 January 2015: Marc-Andreas MUENDLER (UC San Diego)
The Dynamics of Comparative Advantage

Tue 9 December 2014: Nuno LIMAO (Maryland)Policy Uncertainty, Trade and Welfare: Theory and Evidence for China and the U.S.

Tue 2 December 2014: Kerem COSAR (Chicago)
Taste Heterogeneity, Trade Costs, and Global Market Outcomes in the Automobile Industry

Tue 25 November 2014: Priya RANJAN (UC Irvine)
Globalization, Jobs and Welfare: The Roles of Social Protection and Redistribution

Tue 4 November 2014: Luigi PASCALI (Warwick & Pompeu Fabra)
The Wind of Change: Maritime Technology, Trade and Economic Development
Tue 28 October 2014: Mathieu PARENTI (UCL Core)
Toward a theory of monopolistic competition
Tue 14 October 2014: Gabriel FELBERMAYR (CESifo) Trade and the Spatial Distribution of Transport Infrastructure
Tue 30 September 2014: Swati DHINGRA (LSE)
Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Diversity Under Firm Heterogeneity
Tue 16 September 2014: Christian VOLPE MARTINCUS (IADB)
Transit Trade
Tue 3 July 2014: Florian MAYNERIS (CORE)
The cleansing effect of minimum wage: Firm-level and aggregate effects of the 2004 reform of minimum wage rules in China

Tue 17 June 2014: Tibor BESEDES (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta)
The Effects of Airspace Closures on Trade in the Aftermath of Eyjafjallajökull
Tue 3 June 2014: Kristian BEHRENS (UQAM)
Distorted Monopolistic Competition
Tue 20 May 2014: Emanuel ORNELAS (LSE)
Institutions and Export Dynamics

Tue 13 May 2014: Frédéric WARZYNSKI (Aarhus)
Offshoring and the Shortening of the Quality Ladder: Evidence from Danish Apparel
Tue 29 April 2014: Andrew BERNARD (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, CEPR & NBER)
Two-Sided Heterogeneity and Trade

Tue 1 April 2014: Swati DHINGRA (LSE)
Contracting and the Division of the Gains from Trade
Tue 18 March 2014:   Peter EGGER (ETH Zurich)
The Causal Impact of Common Native Language on International Trade: Evidence from a Spatial Regression Discontinuity Design.

Tue 4 March 2014:     Beata JAVORCIK (University of Oxford and CEPR)
Grin and Bear It : Producer-Financed Exports from an Emerging Market

Tue 4 February 2014: Pushan DUTT (INSEAD)
The Gravity of Experience

Tue 14 January 2014:
Trade, Trade Policy and  Trade Agreements with  Double-Edged Incentives

Tue 10 December 2013: Giovanni PERI (UC Davis)
Immigrants and Native Workers New Analysis Using Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data

Tue 03 December 2013: James ANDERSON (Boston College)
Intra-national Trade Costs: Canadian Border Puzzles

Tue 5 November 2013: Volcker NOCKE (Manheim)
Cross-Border Price Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions: A Framework for Competition Policy

Tue 22 October 2013: Miklos KOREN (Central European University)
Lumpy Trade and the Welfare Effects of Administrative Barriers
Tue 15 October 2013: Arnaud COSTINOT (MIT)
Optimal Trade Taxes and Comparative Advantage
Tue 8 October 2013: David ALBOUY (Michigan)
Urban Population and Amenities
Tue 24 September 2013: Ina SIMONOVSKA (Davis)
Different TradeModels, Different Trade Elasticities
Tue 9 July 2013: Lorenzo CALIENDO (Yale)
The anatomy of French production hierarchies

Tue 25 June 2013: Enrico MORETTI (Berkeley)

Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies and the Big Push: 100 Years of Evidencefrom the Tennessee Valley Authority

Tue 11 June 2013: Maria GUADALUPE (INSEAD)

The perfect match: Assortative matching in international acquisitions

Tue 28 May 2013: Juan-Carlos HALLAK (U. San Andrés)

Survival in Export Markets

Tue 14 May 2013: Marc MELITZ (Harvard)

Firm Heterogeneity and Aggregate Welfare

Tue 16 April 2013: Nicholas SLY (U. Oregon)

A Simple Model of Globalization, Schooling and Skill Acquisition

Tue 02 April 2013: David HEMOUS (INSEAD)

"Trade Dynamics with Sector-Specific Human Capital"

Tue 26 March 2013: Hartmut EGGER (Bayreuth)

"Offshoring Domestic Jobs"

Tue 05 February 2013: Giovanni FACCHINI (Nottingham)
Tue 29 January 2013: Hillel RAPOPORT (Bar Ilan)
Tue 19 November 2013: Balasz MURAKOZY (CERS-HAS)
Shipment Frequency of Exporters and Demand Uncertainty

Tue 22 October 2013: 
Miklos KOREN (Central European University)
Lumpy trade and welfare effects of administrative barriers

Tue 15 October 2013: Arnaud COSTINOT (MIT)
Optimal Trade Taxes and Comparative Advantage

Tue 08 October 2013: 
David ALBOUY (Michigan)
Urban Population and Amenities

Tue 24 September 2013:
Different Trade Models, Different Elasticities

Tue 27 November 2012: Daniel STURM (LSE)
"The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall"

Tue 13 November 2012: Vanessa STRAUSS-KAHN (ESCP, Paris)
"Export Dynamics: Raising Export survival through Experience"
Tue 23 October 2012: Christopher MEISSNER (U. of California, Davis)
"Market Potential and Economic Performance in the Early 20th Century"

Tue 9 October 2012: Gabriel FELBERMAYR (U. of Munich)
"New trade Models, Same Old Optimal Policies?"

Tue 25 September 2012: James HARRIGAN (U. of Virginia)

Tue 26 June 2012: Giordano MION (LSE)

"Manager's Mobility, Trade Status and Wages"

Tue 19 June 2012: Frédéric ROBERT-NICOUD (Genève)

"Productive Cities: Sorting, Selection and Agglomeration"

Tue 12 June 2012: Eduardo MORALES (Columbia)

"Gravity and Extended Gravity: Estimating a Structural Model of Export Entry"

Tue 5 June 2012 : Frabrizio ZILIBOTTI (Zurich)

"Offshoring and Directed Technical Change"

Monday 4 June 2012 : Michael ROBERTS (North-Carolina State U.)

"Commodity Price Adjustment in a Competitive Storage Model with an Application to the Biofuel Mandate"

 Tue 29 May 2012: Amit KHANDELWAL (Columbia)

"Prices, Markups and Trade Reform"

Tue 15 May 2012: Enrique MENDOZA (Maryland)

Tue 22 May 2012: Gianmarco OTTAVIANO (LSE)

"Agglomeration, trade and Selection"

Thurs. 3 May2012: Scott TAYLOR (Calgary)

"Back to the Future of Green Powered Economies"

joint with the Environment Seminar PSE

Tue 10 April 2012: Jean-Marie GRETHER (Neuchatel)


Tue 3 April 2012: Marcello OLARREAGA (Genève) 

"There goes gravity: How eBay reduces trade costs"

Tue 27 March 2012: Gene GROSSMAN (Princeton)

"A Linder Hypothesis for Foreign Direct Investment"

Tue 20 March 2012: Linda TESAR (Michigan)

"The Impact of Foreign Liabilities on Small Firms: Firm-Level Evidence from the Korean Crisis"

Thursday 15 March 2012: Andrei LEVCHENKO (Michigan)

"The Evolution of Comparative Advantage: Measurement and Welfare Implications"

Tue 6 March 2012: Ralph OSSA (Chicago)

"Trade Wars and Trade Talks with Data"

Tue 7 February 2012: Gabor BEKES (HAS)

"Temporary trade and heterogeneous firms"

Tue 31 January 2012: Paolo EPIFANI (Bocconi)

"Productivity, Quality and Export Behavior"


Tue 17 January 2012: Farid TOUBAL (PSE)

"Native Language, Spoken Language, Translation and Trade"

Tue 10 January 2012: Olivier CADOT (Lausanne)

"An Evaluation of Tunisia's Export Promotion Program"

Tue 13 Dec 2011: Jonatan EATON (Penn State)

Tue 6 Dec 2011: John ROMALIS (Chicago)

"International Prices and Endogenous Quality"

Tue 29 Nov 2011: Holger GORG (Kiel)

Offshoring, Tasks and the Skill Wage Premium

Tue 22 Nov 2011                              14:30 – 16:00 

Trade Seminar: Dennis NOVY (Warwick)

International Trade without CES: Estimating Translog Gravity

Tue 15 Nov 2011: Peter EGGER (Zurich)
Trade Preferences and Bilateral Trade in Goods and Services: A Structural Approach

Tue 8 Nov 2011: Jacques THISSE (CORE)

Monopolistic competition in general equilibrium: Beyond the CES

Thursday 3 Nov 2011: Tito BOERI (Bocconi)

Tue 25 Oct 2011: James MARKUSEN (Boulder)

Putting per-capita income back into trade theory

Monday 24 Oct 2011Katheryn NILES RUSS (UC Davis)

Understanding Markups in the Open Economy under Bertrand Competition

Tue 4 Oct 2011: James ANDERSON (Boston College)

Terms of Trade and Global Efficiency Effects of Free Trade Agreements, 1990-2002

Tue 21 June 2011: Ronald DAVIES (UC Dublin) 
Tue 31 May 2011: Thomas CHANEY (Chicago)
"The Network Structure of International Trade"

Tue 24 May 2011: Edwin LAI (Hong Kong UST)
"A Model of trade with Ricardian Comparative Advantage and Intra-Sectoral Firm Heterogeneity"

Mon 23 May 2011: Scott BAIER (Clemson U.)
"Gravity, Economic Geography and Income Innovations"


Tue 17 May 2011: Arnaud COSTINOT (MIT)
Vertical Specialization and the Interdependence of Nations

Tue 5 Apr 2011: Marc MELITZ (Harvard)
"Trade Liberalization and Firm Dynamics"

Tue 29 March 2011: Daniel LEDERMAN (World bank)
Exports, Export Destinations, and Skills"

Tue 8 March 2011: Farid TOUBAL (U. of Angers, France)
Productivity, Relationship-Specific Inputs and the Sourcing Modes of Multinational Firms"

Tue 1 March 2011: Anne-Célia DISDIER (INRA, Paris)
"North-South Standards Harmonization and International Trade"

Tue 22 Feb 2011: Kalina MANOVA (Stanford)
Firm Exports and Multinational Activity under Credit Constraints"

Tue 8 Feb 2011: Carsten ECKEL (U. of Munich)
International Trade and Retailing"

Tue 30 Nov 2010: Ariell RESHEF (U. of Virginia)
Skill biased heterogeneous firms: trade liberalization and the skill premium redux

Tue 23 Nov 2010: Hillel ROPOPORT (Bar Ilan U.)

"Tradable immigration quotas"

Tue 16 Nov 2010: Linda GOLDBERG (FRBNY)

"Micro, Macro and Strategic Forces in Invoicing International Trade"

Tue 2 Nov 2010: Peter NEARY (Oxford)

"Firm Selection into Export-Platform Foreign Direct Investment"

Tue 19 Oct 2010: Peter SCHOTT (Yale)

Tue 12 Oct 2010: Giammario IMPULLITTI (Cambridge Univ.)

"Trade, Firm Selection, and Innovation: the Competition Channel"

Tue 28 Sep 2010: George ALLESSANDRIA (FRB Philadelphia)
"Establishment Heterogeneity, Exporter Dynamics, and
the Effects of Trade Liberalization

Tue 1 Feb 2010: Julian Di GIOVANNI (IMF)
Country Size, International Trade and Aggregate Fluctuations in Granular Economy