PRONTO Annual Conference





PRONTO Annual Conference

"Quantifying Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade and Investment"

Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)

Vienna, Austria

26-27 February 2016



Papers and slides

List of participants (as of 25.02.2016)

Local information - Vienna (hotels / directions / venue / dinner)

Expense guidelines

Expense claim form

Over the past fifty years, there has been significant progress in lowering tariff barriers to international trade. This has led to a growing awareness of the importance of what are termed the "new" Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs). The relevance of these new NTMs has grown with the rising importance of global sourcing and multinational enterprises. Today, with the dominance of global value chains and the increased tradability of non-tangible products, we are confronted with new and important questions about the impact of NTMs on competitiveness and productivity. 

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Joseph Francois (University of Bern, WTI, and CEPR)

Ron Davies (University College Dublin)

Local organisers:

Robert Stehrer  (The Vienna Institute for Economic Studies, wiiw)

Veronika Cervinka-Janýrová (The Vienna Institute for Economic Studies, wiiw)