Past Events – International Trade

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Digital Trade

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Data has become the most traded good and/or service across borders. The American economy is increasingly reliant on digital trade. But the US does not yet participate in any explicit binding digital trade agreements. Meanwhile, many countries have adopted policies that inhibit digital trade, including requirements that data be stored locally or restricting services provided by foreign firms. Such policies not only affect U.S. Internet and technology firms, but the users and small businesses that rely on an open digital environment.

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Brazilian Trade Policy: Standards and Strategy

Aluisio De-Lima Campos Adjunct Professor and Chairmain of the ABCI Institute – American University Washington College of Law Diego Eugenio Pizeta PhD Candidate in International Political Economy and Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and...

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A Fresh Look at Digital Trade in North America

Susan Ariel Aaronson Research Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University Jessica Nicholson Department of Commerce A Fresh Look at Digital Trade in North America Friday, December 1, 2017 12:00 to 2:00pm     Elliott School of...

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Land Mines and Spatial Development

Elias Papaioannou London Business School, joint with Stelios Michalopoulos and Giorgio Chiovell “Land Mines and Spatial Development” Seminar Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:30 to 2:00pm Room 321 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

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2017 Intensive Trade Seminar: Spring Session

Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00am to 4:30pm – Reception to Follow   House of Sweden 2900 K Street NW Washington, DC 20007 The WITA Intensive Trade Seminar (ITS) Spring Session provides an in-depth look into critical trade issues, and provides an overview of how...

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The Global Economy: Hopes and Fears

Maurice Obstfeld Economic Counsellor, International Monetary Fund “The Global Economy: Hopes and Fears” Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:30 to 7:00pm   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington,...

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Prioritizing African Trade: Policies & Practices

A Discussion on Prioritizing African Trade: Policies and Practices Click here to view a recording of the event Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:00 to 6:00pm   Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Washington,...

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Growth Strategies in a De-Globalizing World

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:00 to 5:30pm – Reception to Follow   Elliott School of International Affairs City View Room, 7th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 The Institute for International Economic Policy and the Growth Dialogue cordially invite...

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Guest Lecture Series with Dilma Vana Roussef

Dilma Vana Rousseff 36th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Co-hosted with the Brazil Initiative at the George Washington University Click here to read more about this event Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:30 to 9:30pm   Elliott School of International...

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Routes to Growth in a New Trade World

Co-Hosted with the Latin American & Hemispheric Studies Program at GW Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:00 to 11:30am   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington,...

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The Intensive Margin in Trade

Andres Rodriguez-Clare University of California, Berkeley Thursday, March 28, 2017 12:30 to 2:00pm   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington,...

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Trumping Trade Orthodoxy

Friday, February 3, 2017 9:00am to 4:00pm   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 President Trump has promised a markedly new direction in U.S. trade policy through tweets, appointments, and...

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Trade Policies in Trouble

Marten van den Berg Minister for Foreign Economic Relations, Kingdom of the Netherlands Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:00 to 10:30pm   Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 4200 Linnean Ave NW Washington, DC...

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2nd Annual Frenzel Memorial Lecture

 See video of the event here.   Thursday October 6, 2016 5:00 to 6:30pm   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 On behalf of the Institute for International Economic Policy, GWU, and the...

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Multilateral Trade Symposium

Cosponsored by  European University Institute (Global Governance Programme), George Washington University (Elliott School) and the World Bank (Development Research Group) Tuesday, April 18 and 19, 2013 9:00 am – 6:00 pm   Elliott School of International...

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Maurice Obstfeld

Friday, March 29, 2013 11:30am to 2:00pm   The George Washington University Washington, DC 20052 View the PowerPoint here...

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The Dynamic Response to Trade Policy

Lucas Threinen Assistant Professor of Accounting, Temple University The paper can be found here. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

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Production Staging: Measurement and Facts

Thibault Fally Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder The paper can be found here. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

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Oil Politics in the Persian Gulf

Dr. Jean-François Seznec; Dr. Denise Natali; Matt Amitrano; Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, Moderator Video can be found here. Co-sponsor: Middle East Policy forum Tuesday, September 26, 2012 6:00 to 7:30pm Lindner Commons, 6th Floor 1957 E Street, NW...

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Tariff Binding Overhang: Theory and Evidence

Mostafa Beshkar Assistant Professor of Economics and Peter T. Paul Research Fellow, University of New Hampshire Prof. Beshkar’s Paper can be found here. Co-sponsored with GWU Department of Economics Tuesday, October 10, 2011 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W....

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Faculty Panel Discussion on the November G20 Meeting

Mike Moore, Steve Suranovic, Fred Joutz, and Susan Aaronson The George Washington University Co-Hosted with the GWU Department of Economics Friday, November 19, 2010 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

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Pampered Bureaucracy and Trade Liberalization

Ben Zissimos Vanderbilt University View the paper here. Hosted by the GWU Department of Economics Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

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Export Duration and New Market Entry

Anna Rakhman The George Washington University Co-hosted with the GWU Department of Economics Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

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Is Fairer Trade Compatible with Freer Markets?

Cosponsored by the Government of the Netherlands, the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Financial Times Conference Videos coming soon. Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5, 2010 Lindner Commons, Suite 602 Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St., NW...

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The Unlevel Playing Field of Financial Regulation

Anna Gelpern (Washington College of Law, American University) Len Seabrooke (Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick) Eleni Tsingou (Centre for the Sudy of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick) Thursday,...

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The Financial Crisis: An Inside View

Phillip Swagel Georgetown University,  former Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Lindner Commons, Room 602 1957 E St. NW Washington,...

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Climate Change and the World Trading System

Dr. Steve Charnovitz – GWU Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Jisun Kim – Peterson Institute View the paper here. This event was made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous donor. It is a discussion of the book Climate Change and the World Trading System,...

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Trade Topics in the Current Congress

Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) Joint with the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:00 am to 9:00 am City View Room, 7th Floor 1957 E St., NW Washington,...

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Trade Topics in the Current Congress

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Joint with the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:00 am to 9:00 am   City View Room, 7th Floor 1957 E St., NW Washington,...

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Antidumping Use Across the World

Implications for Developing Countries and U.S. Businesses Thursday and Friday, April 9 & 10, 2009 8:00 – 3:00 PM (Thursday), 8:00 – 1:30 PM (Friday) Lindner Commons, Suite 602 Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St., NW Washington, D.C....

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NAFTA at 15

Assessing the Past and Preparing for the Future Friday, March 27, 2009 Lindner Commons, Suite 602 Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St., NW Washington, D.C. 20052 8:30 – 9:20 AM Continental breakfast   9:20 – 9:30 AM Introductory...

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Trade and the Hill: What to Expect Post-Election

Eric Euland – The Duberstein Group; former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R., Tennessee) David Castagnetti – Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc.; former chief of staff to both Senator Max Baucus (D., Montana) and former Rep. Norman Mineta...

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