NBER Firms, Networks, and Trade Conference

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:00 am

Location: 1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-5398

Description: International trade occurs through networks of buyers and sellers. International financial flows feature networks of investors and investees. Multinational production is organized around networks that connect parents to affiliates and upstream suppliers to downstream purchasers. Understanding the formation and evolution of these networks is central to understanding the productivity and growth of firms, global value chains, aggregate trade and multinational activity, and the propagation of micro and macro shocks through the international economy.

To explore these issues, the NBER will convene a one-day meeting in Cambridge that will draw together researchers interested in the international economics of networks, with perspectives from international trade, international finance, international macroeconomics, economic geography and economic development.

Paper submission deadline: Jan 19, 2018

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