Immigration, Voting and Redistribution: Evidence from European Elections

By Simone Moriconi (IESEG School of Management and LEM), Giovanni Peri (University of California Davis), and Riccardo Turati (Université Catholique de Louvain) The idea that political support for redistribution and public good provision is lower in societies with high exposure to immigration and diversity is widely acknowledged. In the US, the great migration inflows of […]

Economic Determinants of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

By Tibor Besedeš (Georgia Institute of Technology), Erik P. Johnson (Carthage College), and Xinping Tian (Hunan University) Multilateral environmental agreements come in many flavors. Between 1950 and 2012 over 1100 such agreements have been negotiated between countries. These agreements cover a variety of issues including newer concerns such as global warming and climate change as […]

Optimal Trade Policy with Trade Imbalances

By Mostafa Beshkar (Indiana University at Bloomington) and Ali Shourideh (Carnegie Mellon University) A salient feature of international trade is the presence of trade imbalances. How should governments conduct their trade policy under trade imbalances? In a forthcoming paper we ask if trade imbalances influence governments’ choices of trade policies under a standard dynamic trade […]

Summary of the 6th InsTED Workshop at the University of Nottingham

  We would like to thank The School of Economics, University of Nottingham, for hosting and sponsoring the 6th InsTED Workshop.  We would also like to thank the Nottingham School of Economics for incorporating The World Economy Lecture into the InsTED Workshop, and Wiley for sponsoring this.  The workshop took place from September 20th-22nd, 2019.  […]

The MALYNES Project

Migration and Labor Supply when Culture Matters By Simone Moriconi and Thomas Baudin The objective of the “Migration And Labor supplY wheN culturE matterS” (MALYNES) project is to propose an encompassing framework suited to predict the future effects of migration on labor supply in the European Union. MALYNES pursues this general objective following a three-fold […]

Making Globalization More Inclusive

Making Globalization More Inclusive: Lessons from experience with adjustment policies Edited by Marc Bacchetta (WTO and University of Neuchâtel), Emmanuel Milet (Geneva School of Economics and Management) and José-Antonio Monteiro (WTO and University of Neuchâtel) Policies aimed at helping workers adjust to the impact of trade or technological changes can provide a helping hand to the workforce […]

Office-Selling, Corruption, and Long-Term Development in Peru

By Jenny Guardado (Georgetown University) The idea that colonial institutions are fundamental in explaining the divergent development trajectories of New World countries is well-established.[1] In this view, colonial institutions led to longstanding differences in the protection of property rights or the provision of public goods in countries such as the US and Canada on the […]

Economic Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Brazilian Trade Liberalization

By Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Duke University), Rodrigo R. Soares (Columbia University), and Gabriel Ulyssea (University of Oxford) The idea that economic crises can lead to increased crime is far from new, dating back at least to the Great Depression of the 1930s.[1] Such concern is well justified, as crime imposes a substantial welfare cost on society. However, estimating the causal […]

The Impact of TRIPS and Compulsory Licensing on Developing Country Markets

By Eric Bond (Vanderbilt University) and Kamal Saggi (Vanderbilt University) The Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO) requires that all WTO members provide a minimum level of patent protection for all types of intellectual property. This requirement has created a problem for developing countries in obtaining access to patented […]

Financial Constraints, Institutions and Foreign Ownership

Ron Alquist, (AQR Capital Management), Nicolas Berman (Aix-Marseille University), Rahul Muhkerjee (Graduate Institute, Geneva), and Linda L. Tesar (University of Michigan) Cross border mergers and acquisitions (CBMA) as a form of foreign direct investment (FDI) by multinational corporations (MNCs) have grown rapidly in the last two decades. For emerging market economies (EMEs) in particular, the […]