Geography, Trade, and Growth

The BSE Summer Forum Workshop on Geography, Trade, and Growth will take place in Barcelona from June 7-8, 2022.

We are regularly checking safety regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If an in-person event is not possible, this workshop will be postponed as it was in 2021.


This workshop is focused on the interplay between economic geography, trade in products and production factors, and their relationship to economic growth. We encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers addressing issues including:

  • The causes and consequences of the spatial distribution of economic activity.
  • The evolution of economic geography in response to globalization.
  • The interaction between trade, geography and growth.
  • The effect of technological change and trade on the global organization of production.
  • The political economy of trade, growth and spatial misallocation.

The workshop is proposed as a continuation of the workshop organized under the same title in June 2017-19 and December 2021, which counted with the participation of prominent scholars from all around the world, including Laura Alfaro (Harvard), Teresa Fort (Dartmouth), Edward Glaeser (Harvard), Gene Grossman (Princeton), Jessie Handbury (Penn), Diego Puga (CEMFI), Stephen Redding (Princeton), Esteban RossiHansberg (Chicago) and Jesse Rothstein (Berkeley) among others.

Keynote speaker

Marc Melitz (Harvard University)

Workshop organizers

Workshop program

 

Previous editions

Speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop.

2019 Edition
 
2018 Edition
 
2017 Edition
 
2015 Edition

This edition was titled, "Trade, Growth, and Income Distribution."