Call for Papers: Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Fourth Biennial Conference

June 22, 2020 @ 12:00 am – June 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
TED University Trade Research Center (TEDU-TRC)

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Fourth Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on 22-23 June in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by TEDU-TRC. 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, trade and investment agreements, labour market adjustment and trade or investment in services, the role of services in value chains and offshoring and analysis using firm-level data.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one author of accepted papers. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available.

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 Sunday 12 April 2020. Selections will be made and authors notified by Friday 24 April . A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by mid May.

  • Please submit only completed or nearly completed papers.
  • Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to

Conference Registration:

  • Please notify if you would like to attend but are not submitting a paper, and, if so, would be willing to serve as a discussant.

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

The Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR,
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence
TEDU-TRC, Ankara
World Trade Institute, Bern

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