Conference Program


The University of California at Los Angeles, the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas at Mexico, City, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School will host a conference on "Dynamics, Economic Growth and International Trade" (DEGIT XIV) to be held at the University of California at Los Angeles, California, USA, on June 5-6, 2009.


  Plenary Sessions Venue:  TARC Auditorium
  
Friday,  June 5th
8:00 - 8:45Continental Breakfast: 
Transportation from the hotel at 8:00 am. 
There will be continental breakfast at the conference venue.
8:45 - 9:45Plenum:
 Keith Maskus, "Southern Innovation and Backward Knowledge Spillovers: A Dynamic FDI Model"
  
9:45 - 10:00Coffee Break
  
10:00 - 10:50  Plenum:
 Edward Leamer, "Putting Neurofacturing in a Heckscher-Ohlin Model"
  
10:50 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 13:00Parallel Sessions 1-3
  
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
11:00 - 13:00Parallel Sessions 4-6
  
16:00 - 16:15Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00Plenum
 Lorenzo Caliendo. The University of Chicago. “On the dynamics of the Heckscher-Ohlin theory”
 Bjarne S. Jensen, "Basic Dynamic International Trade Models: Looking back and forward"
  
19:00 - 23:00Dinner
  
Sarurday, June 6th
8:00 - 8:45Continental Breakfast: 
Transportation from the hotel at 8:00 am. 
There will be continental breakfast at the conference venue.
8:45 - 9:45Plenum
 William Maloney, "Export Quality and Development"
  
9:45 - 10:00Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:50Plenum
 Bent Sorensen "Deep Financial Integration and Volatily"
  
10:50 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 13:00Parallel Sessions 7 - 9
  
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 16:00Parallel Sessions 10 - 12
  
16:00 - 16:15Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00Plenum
 David Mayer-Foulkes, "Economic Fundamentals of the 2008 Economic Crisis"
  
19:00 - 23:00Dinner: Conference Dinner.  Bus leaves at 18:15 from Hotel Angeleno

 


Parallel Sessions

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th

Parallel Session 1: Trade, Competitiveness and Economic Growth
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Location: North Ridge

Robbert MaselandRadboud University NijmegenTrade with Recyclable Resources
Juan Felipe MejiaUniversität Hohenheim, Stuttgart.It’s not just about Signing FTAs: The Challenge of Boosting Colombia’s Intra-Industry Trade
Hildegunn StokkeNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrade Barriers to Growth in South Africa: Endogenous Investment-Productivity-Trade Interaction
Biswajit MandalVisva Bharati University, Santiniketan, IndiaGeneral Trading Costs in Pure Theory of International Trade

 

Parallel Session 2: Institutions, Political Regimes and Economic Growth
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: West Coast A

Maurizio Iacopetta Georgia Institute of TechnologyFormal Education and Public Knowledge
Anna LarssonStockholm University, SwedenDemocracy as a Middle Ground: A Unified Theory of Development and Political Regimes
Albert de VaalRadboud University NijmegenInstitutions and the Relation between Corruption and Economic Growth
Mathieu CouttenierParis School of Economics, FranceRelationship Between Natural Resources and Institutions

 

Parallel Session 3: International Trade and Economic Growth
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: West Coast B

 Francesco GrigoliUniversità degli Studi dell’Insubria, Varese, ItalyThe Impact of Trade Integration on Business Cycle Synchronization for Mercosur Countries
 Pedro GilUniversity of Porto, PortugalEndogenous Growth, Industry Dynamics and the Direction of Technological Knowledge
 Xavier RaurichUniversitat de BarcelonaTransitional Dynamics in an Endogenous Growth Model with Heterogeneous Consumption Goods
 Lucian CernatChief Economist Unit, DG Trade, European CommissionAssessing the Trade Impact of the Global Financial Turmoil: A CGE Analysis

 

LUNCH BREAK: 13:00 – 14:00

Parallel Session 4: Population Dynamics, Culture, Political Personalities
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: North Ridge

Alberto BucciState University of Milan, ItalyTransitional Dynamics in the Solow-Swan Growth Model with AK Technology and Logistic Population Change
Oksana LeukhinaUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillThe Role of Mortality in the Transmission of Knowledge
Shankha ChakrabortyUniversity of OregonCulture and Occupational Choice
Christian AlcocerCentro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, MéxicoDo Heads of State affect Convergence? Latin America during the second half of the XX Century

 

Parallel Session 5: Innovation and Economic Growth
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: West Coast A

Tapio PalokangasUniversity of Helsinki, FinlandOptimal Patent Length and Patent Width for an Economy with Creative Destruction and Non-Diversifiable Risk
Patricia PrüferNetherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) & CentER, Tilburg UniversityThe FDI-Growth Nexus in Latin-America: The Role of Source Countries and Local Conditions
Tom-Reiel HeggedalStatistics Norway, Research DepartmentOn R&D and the undersupply of emerging versus mature technologies

 

Parallel Session 6: Technological Progress, Economic Development and Growth
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: West Coast B

Yuko Arayama.Nagoya University, JapanHow Do We Theorize the Pattern of Technological Transfer Which could Result in “Geese Flying Pattern” of Asian Economic Growth?
Areendam ChandaLouisiana State UniversityTechnology-Skill Complementarity and International TFP Differences
Paul de HekErasmus University RotterdamOn the Evolution of Stochastic Growth Rates
Paulina Echeverria GaraigortaThe University of Basque CountrySudden Stops in Hong Kong: A Two-Sector Neoclassical Model

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th

Parallel Session 7: Trade and Walfare Effects
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue: North Ridge

Bulent UnelLouisiana State UniversityQuality Heterogeneity and Global Economic Growth
Assaf SaridUniversity of Haifa, IsraelTrade Agreements, Bargaining and Economic Growth
Sebastian VollmerUniversity of GöttingenEU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements. Empirical Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Parallel Session 8: Financial System Development and Economic Growth
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: West Coast A

Volker BöhmBielefeld UniversitySovereign Risk in International Bond Markets and Nonconvergence
Paulina Echeverria GaraigortaThe University of Basque CountryBusiness cycles in a neoclassical small open economy model: The case of Hong Kong
Anne JurkatGoethe University, GermanyEndogenous Specialization and Factor Substitution in a Monetary Growth Model

 

Parallel Session 9: Exchange Rates, Structural Transformation
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: West Coast B

Rodolfo CermeñoCIDE, MéxicoExchange rate volatility and trade flows in Mexico
Saikat Sinha RoyJadavpur University, Kolkata, IndiaExchange rate pass-through in India. An exploration with Sectoral Import Prices
El-Hadj BahUniversity of Auckland, New ZealandA Three-Sector Model of Structural Transformation and Economic Development
Murat ÜngörUniversity of Southern California, LADe-industrialization of the Riches and the Rise of China

 

LUNCH BREAK: 12:15 – 13:15

Parallel Session 10: Knowledge Spillovers and Economic Growth
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: North Ridge

Montserrat Vilalta-BufiUniversitat de BarcelonaLearning-by-doing or learning-by-hiring: On the diffusion of knowledge and growth
Karl JacobsenStatistics Norway, Research DepartmentKnowledge spillovers and the timing of R&D policy
Fernando TohméUniversidad Nacional del Sur and CONICET, ArgentinaEconomic Growth in a Two-Agent Economy

 

Parallel Session 11: Technological Change and Welfare
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: West Coast A

Alireza Jay NaghaviUniversity of Bologna, ItalyOn the Political Complementarity between Globalization and Technology Adoption
Josh HallDrexel University, PhiladelphiaWithin and Across Country Inequality in a Model of Trade and Endogenous Growth
Eduardo Pérez PérezUniversidad del Rosario, ColombiaBiased Technological Change, Impatience and Welfare

 

Parallel Session 12: Foreign Direct Investment
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: West Coast B

Binyamin BerdugoBen-Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelHow does Investors' Legal Protection affect Productivity and Growth?
Arti GroverDelhi School of EconomicsVertical FDI versus Outsourcing: The Role of Host Country Human Capital
Bethuel KinuthiaAfrica Studies Centre, LeidenIndustrialization in Malaysia: Changing role of Government and Foreign Firms