This seminar is organised by Johannes Boehm, Anne-Célia Disdier, Lionel Fontagné, Thierry Mayer and Thierry Verdier.

Administrative support: Laurence Vincent (

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 since 2010 every two weeks on Tuesday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, rotating by semesters between PSE, Sciences Po and Paris 1.

Until the end of the sanitary crisis the seminars will be held on Zoom

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:

Harald FADINGER (Manheim)

Trade and Domestic Policies under Monopolistic Competition

26 May 14:30 on zoom

Tibor BESEDES (Georgia)

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23 June14:30 on zoom


  • 3 March 2020: Peter EGGER (ETH, Zurich)

Decomposing the Economic Effects of Transport Infrastructure

  • 4 February 2020: Paolo GIORDANI (Luiss, Rome)

Unintended consequences: can the rise of the educated class explain the revival of protectionism?

  • 17 December 2019: Eddy BEKKERS (WTO)

The welfare effects of trade policy experiments in quantitative trade models: the role of solution methods and baseline calibration

  • 3 December: Monika MRAZOVA (Geneva)

IO for export(s)

  • 19 November 2019: Ben FABER (Berkeley)

Scaling Agricultural Policy Interventions: Theory and Evidence from Uganda.

  • 5 November 2019: Wolfgang KELLER (Colorado)

Globalization, Gender and the Family

  • 22 October 2019: Carolina VILLEGAS-SANCHEZ (ESADE)

Foreign Investment and Domestic Productivity: Identifying Knowledge Spillovers and Competition

  • 15 October 2019: Gene GROSSMAN(Princeton)

The 'New' Economics of Trade Agreements: From Trade Liberalization to Regulatory Convergence?

  • 8 October 2019: Paula BUSTOS(CEMFI)

Capital Accumulation and Structural Transformation

  • 24 September 2019: Pamela MEDINA QUSPE (Toronto)

Capital-Reallocation Frictions and Trade Shocks

  • 25 June 2019: Matilde BOMBARDINI (UBC)

Trade, Pollution and Mortality in China

  • 11 June 2019: Mathieu PARENTI (ULB)

A simple theory of deep trade integration

  • 28 May 2019: David NAGY (CREI)

All aboard: The aggregate effects of port development

  • 14 May 2019: Andres Rordriguez-Clare (Berkeley)

The Textbook Case for Industrial Policy: A quantitative Exploration

  • 16 April 2019: Shoumitro CHATTERJEE (Princeton)

Market Power and Spatial Competition in Rural India

  • 2 April 2019: Giammario IMPULLITTI (Nottingham)

Innovation and Trade Policy in a Globalized World

  • 19 February 2019: Thomas SAMPSON (LSE)

Technology Gaps, Trade and Income

  • 5 February 2019: Romain WACZIARG (UCLA)

Economic Integration and Structural Change

  • 22 January 2019: Marc MUENDLER (UC San Diego)

Tasks, Occupations, and Wage Inequality in an Open Economy

  • 18 December 2018: Yoto YOTOV (Drexel)

The Effectiveness of Sanctions: New Evidence Based on Structural Gravity and a New Database

  • 10 December 2018: Scott TAYLOR (Calgary)

Is Free Trade Good for Resources?

  • 04 December 2018: Andrew BERNARD (Tuck School of Business)

Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization

  • 20 November 2018: Xavier JARAVEL (LSE)

What are the Price Effects of Trade? Evidence from the U.S. and Implications for Quantitative Trade Models

  • 6 November 2018: Stefanie HALLER (UCD)

How Exporters Grow

  • 23 October 2018: Gabriel FELBERMAYR (Munich)

Rules of Origin and the Profitability of Trade Deflection

  • 9 October 2018: Shang-Jin WEI (Columbia)

Re-examining the Effect of Trading with China on US Local Labor Markets: A Supply Chain Perspective

  • 25 September 2018: James HARRIGAN (Virginia)

Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity: Firm Level Evidence from France

  • 12 June 2018: Isabelle MEJEAN (Polytechnique)

Search Frictions in International Goods Markets

  • 12 June 2018: Stephen REDDING (Princeton)

Accounting for trade Patterns

  • May 2018: Ralph OSSA (Zurich)

Accounting for the New Gains from Trade Liberalization

  • 15 May 2018: Rafel DIX-CARNEIRO (Duke)

Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions

  • 3 April 2018: Sebastian KRAUTHEIM (Passau)

The International Organization of Production in the Regulatory Void.

  • 20 March 2018: David DORN (Zurich)

Foreign Competition and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from U.S. Patents.

  • 06 March 2018: Dany BAHAR (Brookings)

Knowledge diffusion through return migration: the natural experiment of Yugoslavian refugees in Germany

  • 06 Febrary 2018: Carsten ECKEL (Munich)

Too Much of a Good Thing? Exporters, Multiproduct Firms and Labor Market Imperfections

  • 23 January 2018: Johannes VAN BIESEBROECK (Leuven)

Comparative advantage in routine production

  • 9 January 2018: Veronica RAPPOPORT (LSE)

The Birth of a Multinational: Innovation and Foreign Acquisitions

  • 19 December 2017: Dennis NOVY (Warwick)

Currency Unions, Trade and Heterogeneity

  • 5 December 2017: Gerald WILLMANN (Bielefeld)

Unequal Gains, Prolonged Pain: A Model of Protectionist Overshooting

  • 21 November 2017: Kalina MANOVA (Oxford)

The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach

  • 7 November 2017: Kevin O'ROURKE (Oxford)

Empire, distance and British exports 1700-1900

  • 17 October 2017: James ANDERSON (Boston College)

Short Run Gravity

  • 10 October 2017: Mario LARCH (Bayreuth)

Trade and Investment in the Global Economy

  • 26 September 2017 : Dan TREFLER (Toronto)

Trade and Innovation: The Role of Scale and Competition Effects

  • 27 June 2017: Harmut Egger (Bayreuth)

Offshoring and Job Polarization Between Firms

  • 13 June 2017: David ATKIN (MIT)

Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intranational Trade Costs

  • 6 June 2017: Danial LASHKARI (Harvard)

Innovation, Knowledge Diffusion and Selection

  • 30 May 2017: Peter MORROW (Toronto)

Endowment, Factor Prices, and Skill-Biased Technology: Importing development Accounting into HOV

  • 16 May 2017: Dave DONALDSON (Stanford)

Sector Level Economies of Scale: Estimation Using Trade Data

  • 2 May 2017: Maarten BOSKER (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Iceberg transport costs in the Frozen Water Trade

  • 18 April 2017: Ann Esther BOLER (Imperial College)

Technology-Skill Complementarity in a Globalized World

  • 7 March 2017 : Meredith CROWLEY (Cambridge)

Decomposing Exchange rate Pass-Through: Evidence from Chinese Exporters

  • 7 March 2017 : Thomas CHANEY (Sciences Po)

Trade, Merchants, and the Lost Cities of the Bronze Age

  • 21 February 2017: Beata JAVORCIK (Oxford)

When a Policy Backfires: The Unintended Consequences of Taxing Import Financing

  • 24 January 2017: Pol ANTRAS (Harvard)

Globalization, Inequality and Welfare

  • 10 January 2017: Arnaud COSTINOT (MIT)

Micro to Macro: Optimal Trade Policy with Firm Heterogeneity

  • 13 December 2016: Philippe MARTIN (Sciences Po)

The International Elasticity Puzzle Is Worse Than You Think

  • 29 November 2016: John ROMALIS (Sidney)

Tariff Reductions, Entry, and Welfare: Theory and Evidence for the Last Two Decades

  • 15 November 2016: Facundo ALBORNOZ (Nottingham)

Importing after exporting

  • 18 October 2016: Hylke VANDENBUSSCHE (U. Leuven)

Input Reallocation Within Firms

  • 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 June 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 March 2016: Marco FUGAZZA (UNCTAD)

The Bilateral Impact of Non-Tariff Measures: Insights from Firm level Evidence

Tue. 16 February 2016: Dalia MARIN (Munich)

Trade in Tasks and the Organization of Firms

Tue. 2 February 2016: Ariell RESHEFF (PSE - Paris 1- CNRS)

Capital Imports Composition, Complementarities, and the Skill Premium in Developing Countries

Tue. 12 January 2016: Frédéric DOCQUIER (UCLouvain)

The Welfare Impact of Global Migration in OECD Countries

Tue. 8 December 2015: Mathias THOENIG (Lausanne)

Imported Violence: Post-Conflict Evidence on Asylum Seekers, Crimes and Public Policy in Switzerland

Tue. 24 November 2015: Sebastian KRAUTHEIM (Passau)

Offshoring with Endogenous NGO Activism

Tue. 10 November 2015: Jan DE LOECKER (Princeton)

Estimating Market Power: Evidence from the US Beer Industry

Tue. 13 October 2015: Jonathan VOGEL (Columbia)

Accounting for Changes in Between Group Inequality

Tue. 29 September 2015: Benjamin FABER (Berkeley)

Firms Hetoregeneity in Consumption Baskets: Evidence from Home and Store Scanner Data

Tue. 22 September 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 February 2015: Veronica RAPPOPORT (LSE)

Comparative Advantage and Specialization in Bank Lending

Tue. 20 January 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, 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: David MARTIMORT (PSE)

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. 19 November 2013: Balasz MURAKOZY (CERS-HAS)

Shipment Frequency of Exporters and demand Uncertainty

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)

Export growth and firm survival

Tue. 29 January 2013: Hillel RAPOPORT (Bar Ilan)

Birth Place Diversity and Economic Prosperity

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 (LMU, Munich)

New trade Models, Same Old Optimal Policies?

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

Export Prices of US Firms

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

Mon. 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)

Macro-prudential Policy in a Fisherian Model of Financial Innovation

Tue. 22 May 2012: Gianmarco OTTAVIANO (LSE)

Agglomeration, trade and Selection

Thurs. 3 May 2012: Scott TAYLOR (Calgary)

Back to the Future of Green Powered Economies

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

Measuring the Pollution Terms of Trade with Technique Effects

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

Thursd. 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)

An Anatomy of International Trade: Evidence from French Firms

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: 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

Thursd. 3 Nov 2011: Tito BOERI (Bocconi)

Moving to Segregation: Evidence from 8 Italian Cities

Tue. 25 Oct 2011: James MARKUSEN (Boulder)

Putting per-capita income back into trade theory

Mon. 24 Oct 2011: Katheryn 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)

Royale with Cheese: The Effect of Globalization on the Variety of Goods

Tue. 14 June 2011: Anna-Maria MAYDA (Georgetown U.)

Protection for Free? The Political Economy of U.S. Tariff Suspensions

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 February 2011: Kalina MANOVA (Stanford)

Firm Exports and Multinational Activity under Credit Constraints

Tue. 8 February 2011: Carsten ECKEL (LMU, Munich)

International Trade and Retailing

Tue. 30 November 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 November 2010: Linda GOLDBERG (FRBNY)

Micro, Macro and Strategic Forces in Invoicing International Trade

Tue. 2 November 2010: Peter NEARY (Oxford)

Firm Selection into Export-Platform Foreign Direct Investment

Tue. 19 October 2010: Peter SCHOTT (Yale)

Misallocation of Quota Licenses: Evidence from Chinese Textile and Apparel Exporters

Tue. 12 October 2010: Giammario IMPULLITTI (Cambridge)

Trade, Firm Selection, and Innovation: the Competition Channel

Tue. 28 September 2010: George ALLESSANDRIA (FRB Philadelphia)

Establishment Heterogeneity, Exporter Dynamics, and the Effects of Trade Liberalization

Tue. 1 February 2010: Julian Di GIOVANNI (IMF)

Country Size, International Trade and Aggregate Fluctuations in Granular Economy