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

Conference on International trade: firms and workers

At the University of Nottingham on 24th and 25th June 2010

Recent developments in international economics have stressed the importance of firm heterogeneity in explaining trade patterns and the effects of increased globalisation. This has coincided with the increasing use of datasets which link information on individual workers to the firms in which they work.

GEP is pleased to host a two-day conference which aims to bring together the theoretical aspects of firm and worker heterogeneity with empirical evidence from linked worker-firm datasets to discuss issues related to globalisation.

June Conference delegates

The conference programme also includes The World Economy Annual Lecture 2010 by Professor Carl Davidson, Michigan State University, on 24th June 2010, A39 Sir Clive Granger Building


Erhan Artuc Intergenerational Effects of Trade Liberalization
Harald Fadinger Trade Policy and Firm Boundaries
Pedro Martins Exports, Imports and Wages:  Evidence from Matched Firm-Worker-Product Panels
Jakob Roland Munch Do Foreign Experts Increase the Productivity of
Domestic Firms?
Priya Ranjan Trade Liberalization and Job Flows
Alejandro Riaño Trade, Technology Adoption and the Rise of the Skill Premium in Mexico
Nick Sly Skill Acquisition, Incentive Contracts and Jobs: Labour market adjustment to trade
Richard Upward Do foreign workers reduce trade barriers?
Microeconomic evidence
Jonathan Vogel International Trade Patterns, the Skill Premium and the Heterogeneous Firms
Peter Wright Employment, Job Turnover and Trade in
Producer Services: Firm-Level Evidence

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