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Empirical Investigations in Services Trade

Call for papers 

Second Biennial Conference, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

15-16 June, 2016

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Second Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on 15-16 June in Florence, Italy, hosted by the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.

The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation and trade and investment agreements, analysis using firm-level data, and papers on the role of services in value chains.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for successful applicants. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending but are not presenting papers must fund their own travel expenses.

Conference Format: The programme will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

Submissions: The (draft) papers should be submitted by Saturday 27 February 2016. Selections will be made and authors notified by 15 March. A final programme will be posted on the EUI website by 30 April.


The Scientific Committee

Nazire Nergiz Dinçer, TEDU
Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR
Bernard Hoekman, EUI & CEPR
Ayça Tekin-Koru, TEDU

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Deadline 27 February 2016

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