CompNet Annual Conference 2020. Trade and financial flows in the era of “post-globalisation”: a European perspective

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CfP Deadline Date:
May 15, 2020
Conference Event:
September 21-22, 2020

Event Location:
European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

European Central Bank,
International Monetary Fund,
The Competitiveness Research Network,
Halle Institute for Economic Research

This conference will address a range of questions raised by these ongoing transformations. How will trade, financial flows and, ultimately, growth models be affected in the euro area/EU? In which ways will changing trade conditions and growing protectionism impact productivity, real convergence and welfare in the longer run? How are firms adjusting production processes and business models? How similar are the effects on different euro area/EU economies, given different levels of participation and varying positioning in GVCs and in the wider global financial system? What are the most recent advancements in the literature as regards understanding the implications of MNE/SPE activities? Are we witnessing permanent changes or just temporary shocks that may at least partly be reversed? And, last but not least, what are the relevant policy implications?

In the tradition of the CompNet research network, this conference combines microfounded and macro analyses to shed light on these issues. We call for original academic work – preferably with a focus on the euro area/EU and its economies – in the following areas:

  • “post-globalisation”: defining features and developments
  • changing trade conditions and their effects on productivity, convergence and welfare
  • the impact of trade protectionism and trade policy uncertainty on where firms choose to be located and on global value chains
  • recent trends in global and regional production networks
  • capital flows in the era of low/negative interest rates
  • novel trade and capital flow datasets, and how they can shed light on MNE/SPE activities and their implications

Further Information:
Please submit your paper to by 15 May 2020. Please indicate in your email whether you would also be willing to act as a discussant.

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