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Empirical investigations in services trade: fourth biennial conference @ Ankara, Turkey
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
Empirical investigations in services trade: fourth biennial conference @ Ankara, Turkey
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 digitalisation, sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, international regulatory cooperation (e.g., on data privacy and data fows), labor market effects of internationalisation of services activities, and the role of services in value chains, offshoring and multinational production. We encourage submission of papers dealing with the role of services firms, foreign investment and direct and indirect trade in services in economic development, structural transformation and combating climate change.

Accommodation: Expenses will be covered for one author per paper. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints.

Conference format: The venue for the conference is TED University in Ankara, with hybrid option available if needed. The programme will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

Submissions: Abstracts should be submitted by 14 February 2022. Selections will be made and authors will be notifed by February 28. Completed papers will be due on May 1. A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by mid-May. Abstract and papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to trc@tedu.edu.tr


Nazire Nergiz Dinçer (TED University)

Joseph Francois (University of Bern and World Trade Institute)

Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute)

Ayça Tekin-Koru (TED University)