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The Vi Seminar on Trade and Poverty, to be held in Geneva September 8-10, will present the findings of 11 papers examining the impact of trade on poverty in 10 developing and transition countries. The event is the culmination of a three-year Vi capacity-building project co-funded by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Government of Finland.
On the programme are top researchers in the field, including Dartmouth College's Nina Pavcnik and Vi online course co-author, Nicolás Depetris-Chauvin, along with project mentors, UNCTAD's Alessandro Nicita, Amelia Santos-Paulino, Marco Fugazza and International Trade Centre's Marion Jansen.
The event will include the launch of the publication "Trade policies, household welfare and poverty alleviation: Case studies from the Virtual Institute academic network," on 8 September, 14:30-16:30.
Seating is limited, so please register if you happen to be in Geneva and would like to attend.
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has issued a call for papers in preparation for its fourth conference on Empirical Issues on International Trade and Finance, which will take place in New Delhi, December 18-19.
Invited are unpublished empirical papers covering the following themes: Empirical Applications on Trade Theories; Trade in Services; Trade and Industrialization; Trade Facilitation; Trade and Environment; Trade and Development; Global Financial Crisis & Emerging Market Economies; Recent Dynamics in Money, Interest and Exchange Rates.
Full papers should be submitted by September 20. Although travel funding is not available, IIFT will provide accomodation for selected presenters.
A doctoral track will provide transportation to five selected doctoral students from Indian universities. The best paper will be awarded a cash prize and a certificate.
For information and paper submissions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 917 5823 Fax: +41-22 917 0050