Nottingham Centre for Research on
Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP)

Postgraduate Conference 2007

Held on 26th - 27th March, 2007 at the University of Nottingham.



The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere. The Conference is open to graduate students engaged in the preparation of a doctoral dissertation or approaching this stage. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. There will also be a poster session.


Keynote Speaker

Professor Daniel Bernhofen, Leverhulme Professor of International Economics, GEP, University of Nottingham



Session 2: Economics of MNE


Session 3: Heterogeneous Firms and Globalisation


Session 4: Poster Session


Session 5: Trade Costs and Economic Geography


Session 6: Trade and Information


Session 7: Globalisation and Labour Markets

  • Fabio Aricó, University of Warwick
    Structural Unemployment in a Matching Model with Endogenous Skill-Acquisition and Technological Diffusion
  • Rodrigo Paillacar, University of Paris 1
    Market Potential and Worker Heterogeneity as Determinants of Brazilian Wages
  • Yundan Gong, University of Nottingham
    ‘Putting People First’? FDI and employment adjustment of state-owned enterprises in urban China, University of Nottingham


Session 8: Topics on Foreign Direct Investment

  • Kullapat Suetrong, University of Nottingham
  • Privatisation, Strategic FDI and Welfare
  • Barbara Pfeffer, University of Siegen
    FDI and International Portfolio Investment – Complements or Substitutes?
  • Jing Zhang, University of Birmingham
    FDI Location in China: The Role of Corruption, Government Efficiency and Environmental Regulation


Session 9: International Trade Theory and Methods

  • Helena Bohman, Jönköping University and Désirée Nilsson, Jönköping University
    Introducing Income distribution to the Linder Hypothesis
  • Ioannis Bournakis, University of Kent
    Trade, Productivity and Factor Endowments: an Estimation of the Neoclassical Model for Greece
  • Roberto Bonfatti, London School of Economics
    Why Decolonization?
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