3rd MENA Trade Workshop

Tunisia - 17 February 2018

The 3rd MENA Trade Workshop on “Firms and Trade Policies” is organized by the World Trade Organization Chair at Tunis Business School partnership with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, 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. It will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo, Egypt.

The keynote speakers are 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, Robert Teh, Senior Counselor, Economic Research Division, World Trade Organization.

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

The workshop will last a day and half (17-18 May, 2017). It will conclude with a policy round table in presence of leading researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs.