Friday, March 11, 2011
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington D.C. 20052
The Washington Area International Trade Symposium (WAITS) is a forum that highlights trade research at institutions in the Washington D.C. area. Its primary activity is sponsoring an annual research conference where scholars present their latest academic work. Researchers from George Washington University, American University, the Census Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, Georgetown University, the Inter-American Development Bank, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), the U.S. International Trade Commission, the University of Maryland, and the World Bank have all participated in the symposium.
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- 8:00-8:45: Continental breakfast
- 8:45-9:00: Opening remarks by Michael Moore (GWU)
- 9:00-10:00: J. Bradford Jensen, Georgetown University
Multi Market Service Firms
Jose Signoret (ITC) as discussant
- 10:00-11:00: Nuno Limao, University of Maryland-College Park
Trade and Investment under Policy Uncertainty: Theory and Firm Evidence
Chris Kurz (Fed) as discussant – Comments
- Coffee break
- 11:20-12:20: Pravin Krishna, Mine Senses – Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and Jennifer Poole – UC-Santa Cruz
Trade Liberalization, Firm Heterogeneity, and Wages: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data
Rod Ludema (Georgetown) as discussant – Comments
- 1:30-2:30: Hiau Looi Kee, The World Bank
Local Intermediate Inputs, Foreign Direct Investment and the Performance of Domestic Firms: When Firms Share Common Local Input Suppliers
Michael Moore (GWU) as discussant – Comments
- 2:30-3:30: Maggie Chen, George Washington University and Institute for International Economic Policy
The Global Agglomeration of Multinational Firms
Michael Ferrantino (ITC) as discussant – Comments
- Coffee break
- 3:45-4:45: Benjamin Mandel, Federal Reserve Board
Offshoring, Terms of Trade and the Measurement of U.S. Productivity Growth.
Offshoring Bias in U.S. Manufacturing: Implications for Productivity and Value Added
Effects of Terms of Trade Gains and Tariff Changes on the Measurement of U.S. Productivity Growth
Justin Pierce (Census) as discussant – Comments
George Washington University’s Institute for International Economic Policy, housed at the Elliott School of International Affairs, is dedicated to producing and disseminating high-quality non-partisan academic and policy relevant research on international economic policy. Areas of focus include international trade, international finance, and development economics.