INTERNATIONAL TRADE - Firms, policies and distributional outcomes
June 17 to June 21, 2024
This program is sponsored by PSE’s Globalization Chair.
This program addresses recent debates at the frontier of the field : the role of multinational firms in the world economy, the international corporate tax system, the impact of liberalization shocks, and finally the distributive effects of trade.
The courses revolve around the following questions. How can multinational activity be measured ? What are the quantitative models to be used for the study of multinational firms ? How do tax and trade policies interact when multinational firms are engaged in profit shifting activities ? How can impacts of liberalization shocks be quantified ? What are the consequences of globalization on income distribution ?
The program aims to offer a comprehensive review of very recent developments in both theory and empirics of international trade, focusing on multinational firms, the impact of trade liberalization and its measurement, and the distributive effects of globalization.
Graduates in economics with strong theoretical and empirical skills.
Main concepts/theories/software… learned during the program :
This PSE summer school addresses recent debates at the frontier of the field : the role of multinational firms in the world economy, the international corporate tax system, the impact of liberalization shocks, and finally the distributive effects of trade.
- Multinational Firms and the Macroeconomy (Natalia Ramondo, Boston University, NBER and CEPR) – 8h
- Multinational Firms and Tax Havens (Mathieu Parenti, PSE and CEPR) ‐ 6h
- Impact of Trade Liberalization : Measurement Issues (Sandra Poncet, PSE) – 3h
- Trade and Income Distribution (Ariell Reshef, PSE and CEPII) ‐ 6h
Skills acquired thanks to the program :
Participants will learn about the very recent developments in both theory and empirics of international trade.
How will MA and PhD students benefit from this program :
The program will offer a comprehensive review of trade models and empirical methods and analyze the role of multinational firms.
How will professionals benefit from this program :
The program will present the recent developments in international trade policies, the role of multinational firms and the international corporate tax system. Quantification of the effects of trade liberalization and its impact on income distribution will be provided. This will improve professionals’ ability to critically evaluate research in this field.
Two modes of participation are offered for the 2024 Edition :
- In person, taking into account the highest sanitary measures to protect the participants and professors. On site, our parisian campus offers teaching and logistics space : classrooms, teaching theater, garden, coffee and lunch breaks facilities...
- Online, proposing interactive lectures in real time and, beyond, online office hours with professors to facilitate interactions. PSE offers technologies and process that will ensure high quality communication for online participants, both with professors and with other participants.
- For all the participants, full sets of lecture notes and presentations will be made available, as well as the recordings of the courses.
- This program is equivalent to 3 ECTS credits, which PSE validates.