1st MENA Trade Workshop

Tunisia - 17 February 2018

This workshop is organized by the World Trade Organization Chair at Tunis Business School in partnership with the University of Tunis, World Trade Organization and the Trade Practice at the World Bank. It aims to bring together leading researchers from around the world, young researchers and PhD students in particular from the MENA region.

The keynote speakers are Alan Deardorff, Associate Dean of the Ford School, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, and Professor of public policy and Lionel Fontagné, Professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Director of the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES, Paris) and Scientific Advisor at CEPII, in charge of Trade Policy.

The organizers welcome papers on analysis at the firm level of issues including firm heterogeneity in developing countries, gains from trade, effects on firms of trade agreements, product quality, duration of trade, market structure, inequality and trade, political economy of trade and dynamics of MENA trade.

The workshop will last a day and half. It will conclude with a policy round table in presence of leading researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The results of the International Trade Centre flagship publication on “SME, Trade and Development” will be presented by Marion Jansen, Chief Economist at the International Trade Centre, and discussed during the round table.