Geography, Trade, and Growth

The workshop will take place on June 10-11, 2019 in Barcelona. This workshop is jointly organized by the Barcelona GSE and the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI). It is focused on the interplay between economic geography, trade in products and production factors, and their relationship to economic growth. It is a continuation the one organized in 2017 and 2018 under the same title, which counted with the participation of prominent scholars from all around the world, including Donald Davis (Columbia), Edward Glaeser (Harvard), Reka Juhasz (Columbia), Diego Puga (CEMFI), Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton) and Thomas Sampson (LSE) among others.

We encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers addressing issues including:

  • The causes and consequences of the spatial distribution of economic activity.
  • The evolution of economic geography in response to globalization.
  • The interaction between trade, geography and growth.
  • The effect of technological change and trade on the global organization of production.
  • The political economy of trade, growth and spatial misallocation.

The workshop will run for two days and feature twelve to fourteen papers, including invited presentations. Each presentation will last for an hour, including comments from the audience. Participants are welcome to stay for other workshops that will take place during the week.

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Workshop program


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Previous editions

Speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop.

2018 Edition
2017 Edition