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Conference Organizers: Maximiliano Dvorkin, Fernando Leibovici, B. Ravikumar, and Ana Maria Santacreu. All events are at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Gateway Conference Center.

Event Program
Thursday, April 27, 2017

1:30 - 2:00 pm

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

2:00 - 3:00 pm

The Dynamics of the U.S. Trade Balance and Real Exchange Rate: The J Curve and Trade Costs?

George Alessandria (University of Rochester)
Co-author: Horag Choi

3:00 - 4:00 pm

From Micro to Macro: Optimal Trade Policy with Firm Heterogeneity

Arnaud Costinot (MIT)
Co-authors: Andres Rodriguez-Clare and Ivan Werning

4:00 - 4:30 pm

BREAK

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Multinational Production, International Trade, and Structural Change

Kei-Mu Yi (University of Houston)

5:30 - 6:30 pm

The Welfare Effects of Transportation Infrastructure Improvements

Treb Allen (Dartmouth College and NBER)
Co-author: Costas Arkolakis

7:00 pm

DINNER AT COPIA RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR
Friday, April 21, 2017

8:30 - 9:00 am

BREAKFAST

9:00 - 10:00 am

Trade, Quality Upgrading, and Input Linkages: Theory and Evidence from Colombia

Ana Cecilia Fieler (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-authors: Marcela Eslava and Daniel Yi Xu

10:00 - 11:00 am

Offshore Profit Shifting and Domestic Productivity Measurement

Kim Ruhl (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-authors: Fatih Guvenen, Raymond Mataloni, and Dylan Rassier

11:00 - 11:30 am

BREAK

11:30 - 12:30 pm

The Gravity of Unit Values

Jonathan Eaton (The Pennsylvania State University)
Co-author: Ana Cecilia Fieler

12:30 - 1:30 pm

LUNCH

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Innovation and Production in the Global Economy

Andres Rodriguez-Clare (University of California, Berkeley and NBER)
Co-authors: Costas Arkolakis, Natalia Ramondo, and Stephen Yeaple

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Optimal Transport Networks in Spatial Equilibrium

Pablo Fajelbaum (University of California, Los Angeles)
Co-author: Edouard Schaal



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