5th EBRD and CEPR Research Symposium “The Geopolitics of Trade”

  • 12 - 13 Jun 2023
  • EBRD HQ, London
  • EBRD and CEPR
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You are invited to submit a paper to the 5th EBRD-CEPR Research Symposium on the geopolitics of trade. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to discuss new research findings and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Papers are invited on the following – non-exhaustive – list of topics:

  • International trade, interdependence and conflict
  • Global value chain disruptions
  • International finance, capital flows, and geopolitics
  • The war on Ukraine and trade diversion
  • The economic effects, design, and circumvention of trade and financial sanctions
  • The effects of sanctions on regime stability and domestic support
  • The trade impact of war at the national and international level
  • The political economy of sanctions in implementing countries
  • Energy security, transport networks and control of supply routes
  • The symposium will feature a Keynote Address by Prof. Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University).

Accommodation expenses will be covered for speakers and discussants. Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with CEPR’s expense guidelines.

To submit a paper (full papers only), please send an email to Lucie Newman at newmanl@ebrd.com.

Submission deadline is 19 February 2023

The conference will be held at the EBRD, 5 Bank St, London, E14 4BG, United Kingdom. The conference programme starts on Monday noon (June 12) and ends on Tuesday afternoon (June 13). An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Monday evening.

Organising and programme committee

  • Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD and King’s College London)
  • Cagatay Bircan (EBRD and UCL)
  • Meredith Crowley (University of Cambridge)
  • Ralph De Haas (EBRD, KU Leuven, and CEPR)
  • Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College, NBER and PIIE)
  • Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford University, and CEPR)
  • John Morrow (King’s College London)
  • Gianmarco Ottaviano (Bocconi University and CEPR)
  • Petia Topalova (IMF)

Call for Papers

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