The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of digitalisation, sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, international regulatory cooperation (e.g., on data privacy and data fows), labor market effects of internationalisation of services activities, and the role of services in value chains, offshoring and multinational production. We encourage submission of papers dealing with the role of services firms, foreign investment and direct and indirect trade in services in economic development, structural transformation and combating climate change.
Accommodation: Expenses will be covered for one author per paper. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints.
Conference format: The venue for the conference is TED University in Ankara, with hybrid option available if needed. The programme will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.
Submissions: Abstracts should be submitted by 14 February 2022. Selections will be made and authors will be notifed by February 28. Completed papers will be due on May 1. A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by mid-May. Abstract and papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to [email protected]
Please indicate if you would like to attend but are not submitting a paper, and, if so, would be willing to serve as a discussant.
The Scientific Committee
Nazire Nergiz Dinçer | TEDU-TRC
Joseph Francois | University of Bern & CEPR
Bernard Hoekman | EUI & CEPR
Ayça Tekin-Koru | TEDU-TRC
The Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence
World Trade Institute, Bern