24th Annual Conference on:

Federal Reserve Board and the George Washington University

November 3-5, 2017

Organized by
Sponsored by
Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr
Federal Reserve Board
Olga Timoshenko
The George Washington University
Tibor Besedeš
Georgia Institute of Technology
Jon Haveman

Next fall, the Federal Reserve Board and the Economics Department at George Washington University will host the 24th Annual Empirical Investigations in International Trade conference. At this conference, economists specializing in empirical international trade will present their current research. The goal of this conference is to promote the awareness of ongoing research in the area. It is also our hope that by bringing together people of similar interests, increased communication of ideas and future directions for the general research area will be promoted.

Previous editions of the conference have included researchers at many different stages in their careers. The atmosphere is informal and lively, characterized by significant audience participation. We do not intend to publish the papers.


Stephen Redding, Princeton University

Quantitative Spatial Economics

Format: The conference will begin at 9am Friday, and will continue through noon on Sunday. We anticipate having a total of 15 presentations, 6 on Friday, 6 on Saturday and 3 more on Sunday morning. Each session will be an hour long, with 30-40 minutes going to the presentation, 10 minutes to the discussant, and the remaining time to be used for open discussion.

  • Note: There will be a $100 registration fee for both presenters and other conference attendees.
    • Participants from Purdue University and graduate students are exempt from this fee.
  • Submissions were accepted until August 18, 2017. The submission deadline has passed and no more papers will be accepted.
  • Selections will be made and authors notified by September 1, 2017. A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by September 15, 2017.

Conference Registration:
  • Please notify us if you would like to attend and/or would be willing to serve as a discussant but are not submitting a paper.
  • There is a $100 registration fee that every participant must pay.
  • FRB and GWU affiliated individuals are exempt from paying the registration fee.
  • Registration is mandatory if you would like to attend any of the conference.
  • If you are presenting a paper, you needn't also register. Your submission is your registration if your paper is accepted, though you still need to pay the registration fee.
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Programs from previous EIIT Conferences