Annual Events Archive

Washington Area International Trade Symposium

Friday, April 21, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Lindner Commons, 6th Floor

The Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Eunhee Lee

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Eunhee Lee holds a Ph.D., MPhil, and M.A. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics with highest honor from Seoul National University. Eunhee Lee is a trade economist who specializes in building and quantifying trade models to answer various questions on aggregate and distributional effects of globalization. Her recent research focuses on the effect of trade liberalization on inequality in many countries around the world. She examines domestic labor market and its response to trade liberalization by introducing worker-level heterogeneity into trade models.


Ferdinando Monte

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Economics, Georgetown McDonough School of Business
Ferdinando Monte's research focuses primarily on international economics, economic geography and the organization of the firm. His studies have covered, among other things, the impact of international trade on local labor markets and on inequality, models for the evaluation of local policies on local outcomes, and empirical analysis of firms’ reorganization and growth.

He has published articles in the Journal of Political Economy, Science, and the Journal of International Economics. At McDonough, he teaches the Structure of Global Industries; his teaching interests are broadly in the areas of international economics, strategy and macroeconomics.

Prior to joining McDonough, Professor Monte worked as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School and as Visiting Professor at Princeton University. Monte has consulted for companies and public institutions in Italy and Switzerland. He holds a PhD and an MA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MSc in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain, and a BA in economics from Bocconi University in Italy.

Paul Piveteau

Assistant Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Paul Piveteau is an Assistant Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies. Before joining the faculty, he received his PhD in Economics from Columbia University and graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure of Cachan, the Paris School of Economics and the ENSAE in France where he received his BA and MA in Economics and Statistics. His current research lies at the intersection of international trade and industrial organization, and in particular studies how firms and workers adjust to the increasing opening of economies.

Aaron Flaaen

Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Aaron Flaaen is an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. His research interests lie at the intersection of international trade and macroeconomics, with a particular focus on the causes and consequences of multinational firms. Flaaen received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Flaaen also served as a Senior Research Assistant at both the Brookings Institution and the University of Michigan Department of Economics.


Keith Maskus

Professor of Economics and Former Associate Dean for Social Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Keith Maskus has been a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He is also a Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Fellow at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Bocconi and a visiting scholar at the CES-Ifo Institute at the University of Munich and the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University. He serves also as a consultant for the World Bank and the World Intellectual Property Organization and recently chaired a panel of the National Research Council on intellectual property management in standards-setting organizations.

Maskus received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan in 1981 and has written extensively about various aspects of international trade. His current research focuses on the international economic aspects of protecting intellectual property rights. He is the author of Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy, published by the Institute for International Economics, and co-editor of International Public Goods and the Transfer of Technology under a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime, published by Cambridge University Press.

maggiecheMaggie Chen

Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University
Maggie Chen's main research interests include the organization of multinational firms, the role of multinational production in productivity and market reallocation, and the formation of regional trade agreements. Outside the field of international trade, she has worked on patent protection and innovation. She has published in numerous academic journals including Journal of International Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, European Economic Review, and Canadian Journal of Economics. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international economics. Starting in the summer of 2017 Maggie will be the Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy. Professor Chen received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and B.A. in economics from Beijing Normal University in China.

moisesliMoises Yi

Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau
Moises Yi is an Economist at the Center for Economic Studies in the U.S. Census Bureau (LEHD Group). Yi recently received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is primarily interested in labor economics topics at the intersection of trade and urban economics. His present research examines labor market adjustments in response to trade liberalization.

juan-blydeJuan Blyde

Inter-American Development Bank
Juan S. Blyde is currently a Lead Economist at the Trade and Integration Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank. Juan’s areas of research have been on trade and firm productivity, trade and transport costs, and international value chains. Juan received his PhD in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BS in economics from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela). Prior to the IDB he worked as an economist at the Congressional Economic and Financial Advisory Office of Venezuela. Juan’s research has been published in various academic journals such as Journal of International Economics, Review of International Economics, International Economic Journal and Review of World Economics, among others


8:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM- Eunhee Lee, The University of Maryland
"Trade, Inequality, and the Endogenous Sorting of Heterogeneous Workers”

9:45 AM- Ferdinando Monte, Georgetown University
“The Local Incidence of Trade Shocks”

10:30 AM- Coffee break

10:45 AM- Paul Piveteau, SAIS
“An empirical dynamic model of trade with consumer accumulation”

11:30 AM- Aaron Flaaen, Federal Reserve Board
“The Role of Transfer Prices in Profit Shifting by U.S. Multinationals: Evidence from the 2004 Homeland Investment”

12:15 PM- Lunch and Keynote, Keith Maskus, University of Colorado

2:00 PM- Maggie Chen, George Washington University
"An Anatomy of Foreign Investment News"

2:45 Coffee break

3:00 PM-Moises Yi, Census Bureau
"Industry Mix, Local Labor Markets, and the Incidence of Trade Shocks"

3:45 PM-Juan Blyde, Inter-American Development Bank
"The Impact of Chinese Competition on Mexican Labor Outcomes"