General Program


Friday June 5th

Saturday June 6th


8:00 8:45  Continental Breakfast

South Bay Lounge

Transportation from the hotel at 8:00 am.

There will be continental breakfast at the conference venue.



8:45 9:45 Plenum

South Bay

Keith Maskus, "Southern Innovation and Backward Knowledge Spillovers: A Dynamic FDI Model"

William Maloney, "Export Quality and Development"

9:45 10:00 Coffee



10:00 10:50 Plenum

South Bay

Edward Leamer, "Putting Neurofacturing in a Heckscher-Ohlin Model"

Bent Sorensen "Deep Financial Integration and Volatily"

10:50 11:00 Break



11:00 13:00

Parallel Sessions

North Ridge

1. Trade, competitiveness and economic growth

7. Trade and welfare effects

West Coast A

2. Institutions and political regimes

8. Financial system development

West Coast B

3. International trade and economic growth

9. Exchange rates, structural transformation

13:00 14:00 Lunch

South Bay


14:00 16:00

Parallel Sessions

North Ridge

4. Population dynamics, culture, political personalities

10. Knowledge spillovers and economic growth

West Coast A

5. Innovation and economic growth

11. Technological change and welfare

West Coast B

6. Technological progress, economic development

12. Foreign direct investment

16:00 16:15 Coffee



     16:15 17:00 Plenum

South Bay

Lorenzo Caliendo. The University of Chicago. “On the dynamics of the Heckscher-Ohlin theory


Bjarne S. Jensen, "Basic Dynamic International

Trade Models: Looking back and forward"

David Mayer-Foulkes, "Economic Fundamentals of the 2008 Economic Crisis"

19:00 23:00 Dinner

Conference Dinner. Bus leaves at 18:15 from hotel Angeleno







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Friday June 5th                 11:00 13:00

14:00 16:00                PARALLEL SESSIONS


1. Trade, competitiveness and economic growth                  North Ridge           4. Population dynamics, culture, political personalities


Robbert Maseland. Radboud University Nijmegen. Trade with recyclable resources

Alberto Bucci. ¤State University of Milan, Italy. Transitional Dynamics in the Solow-Swan Growth Model with AK Technology and Logistic Population Change


Juan Felipe Mejia. Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart. It’s not just about signing FTAs: The challenge of boosting Colombia’s intra-industry trade

Oksana Leukhina. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The Role of Mortality in the Transmission of Knowledge


Hildegunn Stokke. Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Trade barriers to growth in South Africa: Endogenous investment-productivity-trade interaction

Shankha Chakraborty. University of Oregon. Culture and Occupational Choice


Biswajit Mandal. Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. General Trading Costs in Pure Theory of International Trade

Christian Alcocer. Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, México. Do heads of state affect convergence? Latin America during the second half of the XX Century


2. Institutions, political regimes and economic growth       West Coast A                                        5. Innovation and economic growth


Maurizio Iacopetta. Georgia Institute of Technology. Formal Education and Public Knowledge

Tapio Palokangas. University of Helsinki, Finland. Optimal Patent Length and Patent Width for an Economy with Creative Destruction and Non-Diversifiable Risk


Anna Larsson. Stockholm University, Sweden. Democracy as a Middle Ground: A Unified Theory of Development and Political Regimes

Patricia Prüfer. Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) & CentER, Tilburg University. The FDI-Growth Nexus in Latin-America: The Role of Source Countries and Local Conditions


Albert de Vaal. Radboud University Nijmegen. Institutions and the relation between corruption and economic growth

Tom-Reiel Heggedal. Statistics Norway, Research Department. On R&D and the undersupply of emerging versus mature technologies


Mathieu Couttenier. Paris School of Economics, France. Relationship Between Natural Resources and Institutions


3. International trade and economic growth                  West Coast B   6. Technological progress, economic development and growth


Francesco Grigoli. Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Varese, Italy. The impact of trade integration on business cycle synchronization for Mercosur countries

Yuko Arayama. Nagoya University, Japan. How Do We Theorize the Pattern of Technological Transfer Which could Result in “Geese Flying Pattern” of Asian Economic Growth?”


Pedro Gil. University of Porto, Portugal. Endogenous Growth, Industry Dynamics and the Direction of Technological Knowledge

Areendam Chanda. Louisiana State University. Technology-Skill Complementarity and International TFP Differences


Xavier Raurich. Universitat de Barcelona. Transitional Dynamics in an Endogenous Growth Model with Heterogeneous Consumption Goods

Paul de Hek. Erasmus University Rotterdam. On the Evolution of Stochastic Growth Rates


Lucian Cernat. Chief Economist Unit, DG Trade, European Commission. ”Assessing the trade impact of the global financial turmoil: A CGE analysis

Paulina Echeverria Garaigorta. The University of Basque Country. "Sudden Stops in Hong Kong: A two-sector neoclassical model"



Saturday June 6th              11:00 13:00

14:00 16:00                PARALLEL SESSIONS


7. Trade and walfare effects                                                   North Ridge                        10. Knowledge spillovers and economic growth


Bulent Unel. Louisiana State University. Quality Heterogeneity and Global Economic Growth

Montserrat Vilalta-Bufi. Universitat de Barcelona. Learning-by-doing or learning-by-hiring: On the diffusion of knowledge and growth.


Assaf Sarid. University of Haifa, Israel. Trade Agreements, Bargaining and Economic Growth

Karl Jacobsen. Statistics Norway, Research Department

Knowledge spillovers and the timing of R&D policy


Sebastian Vollmer. University of Göttingen. EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements. Empirical Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Fernando Tohmé. Universidad Nacional del Sur and CONICET, Argentina

Economic Growth in a Two-Agent Economy



8. Financial system development and economic growth           West Coast A                              11. Technological change and welfare


Volker Böhm. Bielefeld University. " Sovereign Risk in International Bond Markets and Nonconvergence"

Alireza Jay Naghavi. University of Bologna, Italy. On the Political Complementarity between Globalization and Technology Adoption


Paulina Echeverria Garaigorta. The University of Basque Country. Business cycles in a neoclassical small open economy model: The case of Hong Kong.

Josh Hall. Drexel University, Philadelphia. Within and Across Country Inequality in a Model of Trade and Endogenous Growth


Anne Jurkat. Goethe University, Germany. Endogenous Specialization and Factor Substitution in a Monetary Growth Model

Eduardo Pérez Pérez. Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Biased technological change, impatience and welfare



9. Exchange rates, structural transformation                    West Coast B                            12. Foreign direct investment



Rodolfo Cermeño. CIDE, México. Exchange rate volatility and trade flows in Mexico

Binyamin Berdugo. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel How does Investors' Legal Protection affect Productivity and Growth?


Saikat Sinha Roy. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Exchange rate pass-through in India. An exploration with Sectoral Import Prices.

Arti Grover. Delhi School of Economics.  Vertical FDI versus Outsourcing: The Role of Host Country Human Capital


El-Hadj Bah. University of Auckland, New Zealand

A Three-Sector Model of Structural Transformation and Economic Development

Bethuel Kinuthia. Africa Studies Centre, Leiden. Industrialization in Malaysia: Changing role of Government and Foreign Firms


Murat Üngör. University of Southern California, LA. De-industrialization of the Riches and the Rise of China