Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information:


Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)


Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage ( Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

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