Keynote Speakers:

 

 

Pol Antràs is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 2003. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where he served as Director of the International Trade and Organization (ITO) Working Group. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and is a member of CESifo’s Research Network.

Since 2015, he has served as Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, having previously been on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of International Economics, and the Annual Review of Economics, among other journals. Among other distinctions, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007 and the Fundación Banco Herrero Prize in 2009, and he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015.

Antràs’ teaching and research fields are international economics and applied theory. His most recent work is focused on the analysis of global value chains and on the interplay between trade, inequality and costly redistribution.

A citizen of Spain, Antràs received his BA and MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003.

Daniel Baumgarten is a senior researcher at the ifo Institute (Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich). He is also affiliated with CESifo and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research.

Previously, he held positions as an assistant professor at LMU Munich and as a post-doctoral researcher at RWI, and he spent terms as a visiting researcher at the Aarhus School of Business/Aarhus University and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Magdeburg. He received his PhD from the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics/Ruhr-University Bochum.

Daniel’s research interests are in the areas of empirical international trade and empirical labor economics, with a particular focus on the labor market effects of globalization. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Economics, the European Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Holger Görg is Professor of International Economics at the University of Kiel and Head of the Research Area “International Trade and Investment” at IfW. He is also Director of the Kiel Centre for Globalization. He is also affiliated with the Tuborg Centre for Globalisation and Firms at Aarhus University, GEP at Nottingham University and IZA. Before joining Kiel in 2008 he was on the staff at the University of Nottingham (2000 – 2008), the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and University College Cork. He completed a Ph.D. in Economics in 1999 at Trinity College Dublin.

His research interests are in empirical international trade and industrial organisation focusing in particular on the activities of multinational companies, foreign direct investment, and international outsourcing. He has published widely in international journals. Prof. Görg has also worked as Consultant for, among others, The World Bank, European Commission, UNIDO, UN Economic Commissions for Europe and Africa, and various governments.

Bart Los is Professor of the Economics of Technological Progress and Structural Change at the University of Groningen. He obtained his PhD from the University of Twente (The Netherlands) in 1999. His research mainly deals with relationships between innovation, international trade, structural change and economic growth. He published his work in journals like American Economic Review, Economic Policy, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives and Research Policy. In 2020, he was included in the Web of Science’s list of Highly-Cited Researchers. He was one of the three coordinators of the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) project, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. He was editor of Economic Systems Research (2009-2019) and is currently Vice-President of the International Input-Output Association