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Coming soon - Everything you need to know about the 2019 Trade programme will be in the dedicated brochure (courses objectives, topics, structure and references). However, overview, prequisites and Professors are updated and available below.

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From June 24 to June 28, 2019

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This programme addresses recent debates at the frontier of the field : globalization, the distributive effects of trade, the role of large firms in the global economy, advances in methods to analyze firm level export data and finally the revival of trade policies :

  • Recent Developments in Trade Policy Analysis (Anne-Célia Disdier, PSE) - 6h
  • Heterogeneity and Competition in Global Markets (Carsten Eckel, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich) - 6h
  • 21st-Century Trade Policy (Mathieu Parenti, ULB) - 9h
  • Trade and Income Distribution (Ariell Reshef, PSE) - 9h


Graduates in economics with strong theoretical and empirical skills.


  • Anne-Célia Disdier is Senior Researcher at the Paris School of Economics, INRA since 2011. She was researcher at the Public Policy lab’ of the INRA since 2009. She has also been and Consultant for the OECD, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, and a Post-doc fellow with the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, within the CEPR Research Training Network “‘Trade, Industrialization and Development”. In 2011 she won the INRA Young Researcher Award. She has published papers in many journals, including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Health Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of International Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, or The World Bank Economic Review. Her research focuses on modelling international trade, and measuring the impact of NTMs, with a particular reference to agriculture.
  • Carsten Eckel is Professor of economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich. He holds the Chair of International Trade and Trade Policy. He received his PhD from the Passau University in 2000. He did his Post-doctoral studies at Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH, Bergen) before joining the University of Göttingen as Assistant Professor in 2003. He became professor at the University of Bamaberg in 2007 and joined the LMU in 2010. He has written influential studies on Multi-product firms, Flexible manufacturing and Tax competition. He has published in several journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics, American Economic Journal Economic Policy, Review of International Economics. He is also a research fellow of the CESIfo (Munich), and of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP, Nottingham).
  • Mathieu Parenti is an assistant Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles, a research fellow at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has received his PhD from the Paris School of Economics (Université Paris 1) in 2012. His fields of research are International Trade and Industrial Organization. His recent papers focus on the determinants of firms’ market power in the global economy as well as tax avoidance by multinational firms.
  • Ariell Reshef is an Associate Member of the Paris School of Economics and a CNRS researcher (Directeur de Recherche) at the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Until January 2016 he was an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the University of Virginia. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from New York University in 2008. His research interests focus on income distribution – in particular, the relationship of labor markets with global trade, technological change, and regulation. His work lies at the intersection of International Trade, Labor Economics, and Macroeconomics. His current research projects examine structural change of employment and evolution of productivity in France, compensation in the financial sector, and the long run evolution of the legal services sector in the United States.

Programme Supervisor : Lionel Fontagné

  • Lionel Fontagné is Professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, and the Director of the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES, Paris). He has been the Director of the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII, Paris) from 2000 to 2006. He is also a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique (Council of Economic Analysis to the French Prime Minister), a scientific advisor to CEPII and a CESifo Research Fellow (Munich). He has written numerous studies on international trade and integration issues. His recent works focus on heterogeneous firms’ reaction to trade protection and long-term developments of the world economy.

  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply ?
  • (archives) The complete 2018 brochure is available in pdf (114 pages, 16 Mo)
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