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Nov 14, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014

SCID-IGC 2014 Conference on Trade, Productivity and Development

SCID-IGC 2014 Conference on Trade, Productivity and Development

Conference
Contact: 
Geraldine Solon
(650) 723-3859
gsolon@stanford.edu

November 14, 2014

11:30am to 11:45am
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at the Sheraton hotel to SIEPR building
11:45am to 12:00pm
Registration
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Lunch and Keynote Address Competition, Markups and Cost Pass-Through: A View from the Production Side

Presenter(s):

Pinelopi Goldberg, Yale University (Please contact Pinelopi for presentation here.)

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico

Presenter(s):

Benjamin Faber, UC Berkeley

2:15pm to 2:30pm
Session Break
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Trade Costs and Household Specialization: Evidence from Indian Farmers

Presenter(s):

Nicholas Li, University of Toronto

3:30pm to 3:45pm
Session Break
3:45pm to 4:45pm
A Search and Learning Model of Export Dynamics

Presenter(s):

James Tybout, Pennsylvania State University

Aggregate/industry level export dynamics What determines short and long-run responses to macroeconomic shocks? Why are export responses to trade liberalization unpredicable? What are the underlying causes of export booms?

Trade at the level of individual Örms What are the important Örm-level trade frictions? What determines the cross-Örm distribution of export sales? What determines Örm-speciÖc export growth patterns? How reconcile the cross section and dynamic patterns?

This paper: Approach these issues by studying formation, evolution, and dissolution of international buyer-seller relationships.

4:45pm to 5:00pm
Session Break
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Procuring Firm Growth: The Effects of Government Purchases on Firm Dynamics

Presenter(s):

Frederico Finan, UC Berkeley

6:00pm to 6:30pm
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at the SIEPR building to Three Seasons Hotel
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Dinner at Three Seasons

November 15, 2014

7:30am to 8:00am
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at Sheraton hotel to SIEPR building
8:45am to 9:45am
Estimating the Productivity Gains from Importing

Presenter(s):

Michael Peters, Yale University

I Large fraction of world trade is accounted for by firms sourcing intermediate inputs from abroad I Trade in inputs benefits domestic consumers: I Better quality / new inputs reduce firms’ unit cost I This lowers price of domestically produced goods I Question: by how much? I This paper: use theory and microdata to answer that question.

9:45am to 10:00am
Breakfast
9:45am to 10:00am
Session Break
10:00am to 11:00am
Growth in Cities and Countries

Presenter(s):

Enrico Moretti, UC Berkeley (Please contact Enrico for presentation here.)

11:00am to 11:15am
Session Break
11:15am to 12:15pm
Misallocation, Establishment Size, and Productivity

Presenter(s):

Pedro Bento, West Virginia University

in our model, establishments take misallocation into account when investing in productivity Bhattacharya, Guner, & Ventura (2013) and Hsieh & Klenow (2014) include similar mechanism, combined with (several) other extensions simplify, isolate effect of misallocation on investment and entry

12:15pm to 1:30pm
Lunch and Keynote Address: The New Empirical Economics of Management
1:30pm to 1:45pm
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at the SIEPR building to Sheraton hotel