Arnaud Costinot



(Tuesday, 19th May 2009)

Title : The Impact of Institutions on International Trade

Institutional differences across countries are large. The goal of this workshop is to offer an overview of the implications of these institutional differences for international trade. The workshop will be decomposed into three parts. First, we will present the main building blocks of recent institutional trade theories. Second, we will show how these theories can be confronted with the data. Third, we will discuss open questions in this field.

Bibliographical references :

Must read reference : Costinot, A. (2009), On the Origins of Comparative Advantage, Journal of International Economics, 77, pp. 255–264.

Nunn, N. (2007), Relationship-Specificity, Incomplete Contracts, and the Pattern of Trade, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(2), pp. 569-600.

Cunat, A. and M. Melitz (2007), Volatility, Labor Market Flexibility, and the Pattern of Comparative Advantage, NBER working paper

Acemoglu, A, Antras, P., and E. Helpman (2007), Contracts and Technology Adoption, American Economic Review, 97(3): 916–943

Levchenko, A. (2007), Institutional Quality and International Trade, Review of Economic Studies, 74(3) pp.791-819