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Trade Costs and international Trade Integration; Past Present and Future

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Trade Costs and international Trade Integration; Past Present and Future

Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice, Italy 
June 25-26, 2010

This conference brought together researchers from around the world who work in the general area of trade costs in international trade, both in the past and present. Papers discussed the determinants or the impact of trade costs (broadly defined) with theoretical or empirical methods. The conference also aimed at discussing the likely future trajectory of globalization and international trade.

Conference report by Dennis Novy: click here

Conference programme: click here

Local information: click here

Participants included (click the links for the conference papers):

  • James Anderson (Boston College) paper
  • Paul Bergin (UC Davis) paper
  • Jeffrey Bergstrand (Notre Dame) paper
  • John Brown (Clark University) paper
  • Ivan Cherkashin (Penn State) paper
  • Menzie Chinn (Wisconsin) paper
  • Caroline Freund (World Bank) paper
  • Keith Head (UBC) paper
  • Beata Javorcik (Oxford) paper
  • Volodymyr Lugovskyy (Georgia Tech) paper
  • Sébastien Miroudot (OECD)
  • Marcelo Olarreaga (Geneva) paper
  • Michael Waugh (NYU Stern) paper

The conference took place on Friday/Saturday, June 25/26, 2010 and was held in the 15th century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, the conference facility of the University of Warwick in Venice, Italy.

The conference was sponsored by a grant from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as well as by the new Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the Department of Economics, University of Warwick.


Dennis Novy (University of Warwick)
David Jacks (Simon Fraser University)
Christopher Meissner (UC Davis)