ITSG - Lucca 2016

The last meeting of the ITSG - Italian Trade Study Group it was be organized by the IMT School for Advanced Studies, in collaboration with Fondazione Manlio Masi, in Lucca on 27-28 October 2016.

Submissions are invited in all topics of international trade. Works on the organization of Global Production Networks and on Microfoundations of Aggregate Fluctuations are particularly welcome.

Topics of special interest are:

• Firms, industries, countries, and the organization of Global Production Networks
• Knowledge diffusion in Global Innovation Networks
• Heterogeneous firms, Granularity, and Aggregate Fluctuations
• Value Chains and Supply Chains
• Geography of Production, and Agglomeration
• Trade policy implications of Global Value Chains and Production Networks

Keynote speaker: Julian di Giovanni, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Complete papers (or advanced drafts) should be submitted to Segreteria Fondazione Masi - – by September 15.


The acceptance of the papers will be notified no later than October, 1st.

The Scientific Committee for this meeting includes: Gabor Békés (HAS-CEU), Italo Colantone (Bocconi), Rosario Crinò (Cattolica), Giorgia Giovannetti (University of Florence), Roberta Rabellotti (University of Pavia), Armando Rungi (IMT Lucca), Beniamino Quintieri (University of Rome, Tor Vergata), Lucia Tajoli (Politecnico Milano), Gianluca Santoni (CEPII).


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