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Second Annual IMF/WB/WTO Joint Trade Workshop

First IMF/WB/WTO Joint Trade Workshop

June 5 - 6, 2013
WTO Secretariat
Geneva, Switzerland





The IMF, jointly with the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, organizes the second IMF/WB/WTO trade workshop. The conference takes place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva on June 5-6, 2013. The joint workshop brings together trade experts from the three institutions to present on-going research projects, discuss current policy issues and identify areas of future collaboration.

The themes of the second IMF/WB/WTO trade workshop are:

  • (i) trade, diversification and policy;
  • (ii) trade research in international organizations;
  • (iii) trade, policy and shocks; and
  • (iv) global value chains.

Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, IMF) and Pascal Lamy (Director General, WTO) will address conference participants.

Disclaimer

The website contains papers and web links to papers that were presented at the Second IMF/WB/WTO trade workshop. The views expressed in these papers are those of the authors only, and the presence of them, or of links to them, on the IMF website does not imply that the IMF, its Executive Board, or its management endorses or shares the views expressed in the papers.


Second Annual IMF/WB/WTO Joint Trade Workshop
June 5—6, 2013, WTO Secretariat, Room E
AGENDA
Wednesday, June 5
14:15–14:30

Introductory Remarks

Alejandro Jara, DDG, World Trade Organization 

14:30–18:15 Session I: TRADE, DIVERSIFICATION AND POLICY

Chair: Aaditya Mattoo (WB)
14:30–15:50

New evidence on preference utilization, by Alexander Keck (WTO) and Andreas Lendle (Graduate Institute) [Presentation]

Economic diversification in low–income countries (LICs): stylized facts and macroeconomic implications, by Chris Papageorgiou (IMF) and Nikola Spatafora (IMF) [Presentation]

15:50–16:15

Coffee Break

16:15–18:15

Income volatility: whom you trade with matters, by Marion Jansen (WTO), Carolina Lennon (WB), and Roberta Piermartini (WTO) [Presentation]

Are the benefits of export support durable? Evidence from Tunisia, by Olivier Cadot (University of Lausanne), Ana Fernandes (WB), Julien Gourdon (CEPII), and Aaditya Mattoo (WB) [Presentation]

Where are we now on trade and the trade finance link?, by Marc Auboin (WTO) and Martina Engemann (University of Munich) [Presentation]

Thusday, June 6
9:00–9:30

Opening Remarks

9:30–10:15 Session II: TRADE RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Panelists:

10:15–10:40

Coffee Break

10:40–12:40 Session III: TRADE, POLICY AND SHOCKS

Chair: Ranil Salgado (IMF)

Emerging economies, trade policy, and macroeconomic shocks, by Chad P. Bown (WB) and Meredith A. Crowley (FRB Chicago) [Presentation]

Trade policy uncertainty and the WTO, by Roberta Piermartini (WTO) [Presentation]

Spillover effects of exchange rates: a study of the Renminbi, by Aaditya Mattoo (WB), Prachi Mishra (IMF), and Arvind Subramanian (Peterson Institute) [Presentation]

14:45–17:50 Session IV: GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS

Chair: Hubert Escaith (WTO)
14:45–16:05

Quantifying upstreamness in East Asia: insights from a Coasian model of production staging, by Thibault Fally (University of Colorado) and Russell Hillberry (WB) [Presentation]

Measuring competitiveness: trade in goods or tasks?, by Tamim Bayoumi (IMF), Mika Saito (IMF) and Jarkko Turunen (IMF) [Presentation]

16:05–16:30

Coffee Break

16:30–17:50

Export destinations and input prices: evidence from Portugal, by Paulo Bastos (WB), Silva (WB) and Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University) [Presentation]

Deep agreements and the internationalization of production, by Alberto Osnago (WTO), Nadia Rocha (WTO), and Michele Ruta (IMF) [Presentation]

17:50–18:00

Concluding remarks

Patrick Low, WTO

Workshop Organizers

Michele Ruta, IMF
   email: mruta@imf.org
Chad P Bown, World Bank
   email: cbown@worldbank.org
Nadia Rocha, WTO
   email: Nadia.Rocha@wto.org