ERWIT conference held in Oslo
European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) is the most prestigious conference in international trade. This year it was held in Oslo. Many of the best researchers in the field presented their recent findings.
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Richard Baldwin presented some of his latest joint research with Tony Venables about global value chains. They are both a part of the European Strains project at ESOP.
Another European Strains participant, Beata Javorcik, presented a paper written jointly with Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe and Esther Ann Bøler. They found that the gender wage gap appears to be smaller in exporting firms. These firms are also found to hire a larger share of female workers and female managers.
Other topics at the conference were migration and tax enforcement, growth, trade and inequality, and welfare effects of globalization.