NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Call for Papers: Firms, Networks, and Trade

March 15, 2018
Organizers: Laura Alfaro, Pol AntrĂ s and Stephen Redding




International trade occurs through networks of buyers and sellers. International financial flows feature networks of investors and investees. Multinational production is organized around networks that connect parents to affiliates and upstream suppliers to downstream purchasers. Understanding the formation and evolution of these networks is central to understanding the productivity and growth of firms, global value chains, aggregate trade and multinational activity, and the propagation of micro and macro shocks through the international economy.

To explore these issues, the NBER will convene a one-day meeting in Cambridge that will draw together researchers interested in the international economics of networks, with perspectives from international trade, international finance, international macroeconomics, economic geography and economic development.
To be considered for inclusion on the program, papers must be uploaded by FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2018 to:
http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=FNs18

Authors chosen to present papers at the conference will be notified in late January 2018. Please do not submit papers that will have been published by the conference date.

The NBER will cover the cost of domestic travel and hotel expenses for up to two authors per paper and for discussants at the conference. Questions about this conference may be addressed to confer@nber.org

 
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