ADVANCES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE 2013 CEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

ADVANCES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Annual Conference of the Center for Economics and Econometrics (CEE)

Monday, 16 December 2013

Rectorate Conference Hall

Bogazici University, Istanbul

09:00-09:20   Registration

09:20-09:30   Welcome Note: Ali Tekcan, Provost, Bogazici University

                                               Refik Erzan, Director, CEE, Bogazici University

9:30-11:30   Informality and International Trade

       Chair: Henryk Kierzkowski, The Graduate Institute Geneva

“Trade Openness and Informality: Theory and Evidence,” Ceyhun Elgin, Bogazici University, Turkmen Goksel Ankara University

       Discussion

“Informality, Productivity and Current Account Balances,” Ceyhun Elgin, Refik Erzan, Tolga Umut Kuzubas, Bogazici University

       Discussion

11:30-11:45   Coffee Break

11:45-13:45   Infrastructure and Trade Costs

       Chair: Henrik Horn, Resarch Institute for Industrial Economics, Stockholm

“Roads and Exports: Evidence from Turkey,” Kerem Cosar, University of Chicago, Banu Demir Pakel, Bilkent University

       Discussion

"Fixed Costs, Network Effects, and the International Diffusion of Containerization,” Gisela Rua, Federal Reserve Board

       Discussion

13:45-15:00   Lunch, Kennedy Lodge

15:00-17:00   Import Content, Environment and Trade

        Chair: Kerem Cosar, University of Chicago

“Firm Size and Import Content of Production,” Mehmet Fatih Ulu, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

        Discussion

“Border Carbon Adjustments and the WTO,” Henrik Horn, Resarch Institute for Industrial Economics, Stockholm

        Discussion

17:00-17:30   Coffee Break


17:30 -19:45  Special Session

        Chair: Refik Erzan, Bogazici University

17:30 -18:30 Donald Larson, World Bank

 "A Deepening of Policy and Trade Ties between Turkey and the EU: The Implications for Agriculture"

         Q&A

18:30-19:45 Keynote Speech  - Henryk Kierzkowski, The Graduate Institute Geneva

“A New Global Auto Industry?”

         Q&A

20:00 - 22:00 Cocktail Prolongé, Natuk Birkan Building, Second Floor

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