Events - Conference


  • Conference
    4th InsTED Workshop Joint With 9th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series
    May 24, 2017 to May 25, 2017
    8:15am to 1:30pm

    2017 InsTED / Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV Workshop

    4th InsTED Workshop on “Advances in Institutions, Trade and Economic Development”

    joint with

    9th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series on “Trade & Labor and other Institutions”

    The workshop will take place at Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, Brazil, May 17th-18th 2017.  Sponsorship by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development is gratefully acknowledged.

    Keynote speakers:

    Amit Khandelwal (Columbia Business School)

    Gianmarco Ottaviano (London School of Economics)

    Scott Taylor (University of Calgary)

    We invite submissions at the intersection or union of institutions, international trade and economic development.  Topics could include, but are not limited to, the role of labor market institutions or financial institutions in international trade and/or economic development, the role of international institutions such as the WTO or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the impact of political institutions such as democracy or dictatorship on international trade and/or economic development.

    Submission deadline for paper or 3 page abstract: February 28th 2017.

    Please send your submission to with the subject line “InsTED / Sao Paulo School Submission”.

    We will cover travel and accommodation expenses for those presenting at the conference (economy class air travel and 3 nights in a hotel).  Additional information will be posted on the InsTED website over the coming months.

    Organizers: Emanuel Ornelas (Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV), Vladimir Ponczek (Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV), Ben Zissimos (Exeter) and Isleide Zissimos (Exeter)


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    7 th Annual Conference Of The Lacea Trade, Integration And Growth Network (Tign) Joint With 8th Sao Paulo School Of Economics Conference Series
    May 24, 2016 to May 25, 2016
    8:15am to 1:30pm

    7th Annual Conference of the Lacea Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN) joint with 8th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series, on May 24th-25th, 2016. This conference is sponsored by LACEA, the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), and Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, and is organized by Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV. The local organizer is Emanuel Ornelas.

    The TIGN conference is a unique event that brings together top researchers and policymakers to discuss recent theoretical and empirical advances in trade and integration and growth broadly defined. The goal of these meetings is to use the findings of research in order to gain a better understanding of the problems, opportunities and policy challenges faced by Latin American and Caribbean countries in the process of integration and also to encourage further research on the subject.

    This year selection of contributed papers and discussants will be made by a Program Committee whose members are Javier Cravino (University of Michigan), Emanuel Ornelas (Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV), Andrés Rodriguez-Clare (UC Berkeley), Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF), Peter Schott (Yale University), and Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB).

    Theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented papers dealing with the economics and politics of trade and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) as well as those linking trade and RTA initiatives with growth and productivity are welcome.

    Sponsoring organizations offer hotel accommodations and a round-trip economy class (most direct) airfare. Researchers currently occupying policymaking positions are welcome to participate at the conference without presenting a paper. These participants will, however, have to procure funding from their own institutions to participate in the event.

    To register for the conference and submit a paper, please visit the conference website (,7302.html) and follow the instructions therein. Deadline for submissions is February 29th, 2016. Authors of selected papers and discussants will be notified by March 15th, 2016.

    :: Program
    Tuesday,  May 24
    08:15 – 08:45 Registration
    08:45 – 09:00


    Opening Remarks:
    Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School Of Economics
    Daniel Godinho, MDIC
    Pablo Sanguinetti, CAF
    Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank
    Policy Panel
    09:00 – 10:30 Trade Facilitation Under Impact Evaluation
      Presentation of the background studies of the forthcoming IDB report “Out of the Border Labyrinth”
    Christian Volpe Martincus, Lead Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
      Discussants: Daniel Godinho, Secretary of Foreign Trade, MDIC, Brazil; Robert Teh, Counsellor, WTO; and Pablo Sanguinetti, Chief Economist, CAF
    10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
    Academic Program
    11:00 – 12:00 Uneven Stumbling Blocks: Latin American regionalism revisited
    Rodney Ludema, US State Department and Georgetown University

    Discussant: Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics

    12:00 – 13:00 Do Free Trade Agreements Affect Tariffs of Non-Member Countries? A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation
    Andrey Stoyanov, York University

    Discussant: Marcelo Olarraeaga, Université de Geneve

    13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
    14:30 – 15:30 Decomposing Growth over an Establishment's Life Cycle: The Role of TFPQ, Demand and Input Costs
    Marcela Eslava, Universidad de Los Andes

    Discussant: Gabriel Ulyssea, PUC-Rio de Janeiro

    15:30 – 16:30 Commodity Prices Shocks and Poverty in Chile
    Roberto Álvarez, Universidad de Chile

    Discussant: Joao Paulo Pessoa, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics

    16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
    17:00 – 18:00 Learning and the Value of Relationships in International Trade
    Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr, Federal Reserve Board

    Discussant: Andreas Moxnes, University of Oslo

    19:30 Dinner at Tordesilhas (Alameda Tietê, 489 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, 01417-020)
    Wednesday, May 25
    Academic Program (Continued)
    08:45 - 9:45 Distribution costs, product quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences
    Kunal Dasgupta, University of Toronto

    Discussant: Olga Timoshenko, George Washington University

    09:45 – 10:45 Market-Specific Trade Costs and Firm Dynamics: Evaluation of the Integrated Cargo Containers Control Program between Pakistan and the United States
    Salamat Ali, University of Nottingham

    Discussant: Jerónimo Carballo, University of Colorado at Boulder

    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:15 Swimming Upstream: Input-Output Linkages and the Direction of Product Adoption
    John Morrow, University of Essex and CEP, London School of Economics

    Discussant: Svetlana Demidova, mcMaster University

    12:15 – 13:15 Offshoring Health Risks: The Impact of the U.S. Lead Regulation on Infant Health in Mexico
    Kensuke Teshima, ITAM

    Discussant: Marco González Navarro, University of Toronto

    13:15 – 13:30 Closing Remarks:
    Emanuel Ornelas, FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics
    Pablo Sanguinetti, CAF
    Christian Volpe Martincus, Inter-American Development Bank


    05/24/2016, 09:00 - 05/25/2016, 13:30 p.m.
    Auditorium FGV/EESP
    Rua Itapeva, 474 - 6º - Bela Vista - São Paulo - SP 


  • Conference
    7th Sao Paulo School of Economics Conference Series Macroeconomics in Emerging Economies
    August 03, 2015
    9:00am to 7:00pm

    Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 3rd, 2015.

    On August 3rd, 2015, a one-day workshop on Macroeconomics in Emerging Economies will be held at the Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV.

    Confirmed participants: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (UC Berkeley), Andy Neumeyer (UTDT), Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute, Geneve), Guillermo Vuletin (Brookings Institution) and Carlos Carvalho (PUC- Rio).

    Registration: click here

    Acess the program here

    Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV
    Address: Rua Itapeva, 474, Bela Vista, São Paulo-SP, Brazil

    08/03/2015, 09:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m.
    Event Location: 
    Auditório FGV/EESP - 6º floor