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BRIEF September 30, 2020

The Economics of Deep Trade Agreements Seminar Series


This series of webinars on The Economics of Deep Trade Agreements brings together leading trade experts to present ongoing research on the determinants and consequences of regional trade agreements. The research program builds on new data and analysis on trade agreements by the World Bank and is co-organized by the Development Research Group and the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice. It aims at advancing our understanding of key issues in trade agreements and regional integration.  

This seminar series is jointly organized by Development Research Group and the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice.

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Oct. 27, 2020

10-11:30 am EDT

The economic impact of deep trade agreements

Chair: Caroline Freund

Income Distribution, International Integration and Sustained Poverty Reduction
Penny Goldberg, Tristan Reed

Machine Learning in International Trade Research – Evaluating the Impact of Trade Agreements
Holger Breinlich, Valentina Corradi, Nadia Rocha, Michele Ruta, Joao Santos Silva, Tom Zylkin

A General Equilibrium Assessment of the Economic Impact of Deep Trade Agreements
Lionel Fontagne, Nadia Rocha, Michele Ruta, Gianluca Santoni


Nov. 3, 2020

10-11:30 am EST

Political economy and design of deep trade agreements

Chair: Deon Filmer

Lobbying by Firms on Deep Trade Agreements
Paola Conconi, Michael Blanga-Gubbay, In Song Kim, Mathieu Parenti

The Value of Deep Trade Agreements in the Presence of Pricing to Market
Meredith Crowley, Lu Han, Thomas Prayer

Designing Preferential Liberalization: The Role of Trade and Global Value Chains
Carlo Altomonte, Leonardo Baccini, Italo Colantone, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman


Nov. 10, 2020

10-11:30 am EST

Protectionism at the border and beyond

Chair: Martin Rama

Impact of PTAs on Duration of AD Protection
Thomas Prusa, Min Zhu

Trade Facilitation at the Border and Beyond
Woori Lee, Nadia Rocha, Michele Ruta

Rules Regulating Non-Tariff Measures and Their Heterogeneous Impact Across Firms
Ana Fernandes, Kevin Lefebvre, Nadia Rocha


Nov. 17, 2020

10-11:30 am EST

Services trade and state intervention

Chair: Bill Maloney

The Scope and Effect of Services Trade Agreements
Ingo Borchert and and Mattia Di Ubaldo 

Rules on Public Procurement and Trade
Alen Mulabdic, Lorenzo Rotunno

Containing Chinese State-Owned Enterprises? The Impact of Deep Trade Agreements on Firms' Exports
Kevin Lefebvre, Nadia Rocha, Michele Ruta


Nov. 24, 2020

10-11:30 am EST

Non-trade issues in trade agreements

Chair: Aaditya Mattoo

Trade Effects of Intellectual Property-Related Preferential Trade Agreements
Keith Maskus, William Ridley

Labor Provisions, Trade Agreements, and Trade Flows
Raymond Robertson

How Effective are Environmental Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements?
Ryan Abman, Clark Lundberg, Michele Ruta