18th Annual Conference on:

Purdue University

Nov. 4-6, 2011

Organized by
Sponsored by
David Hummels
Purdue University,
Johannes Moenius
University of Redlands
Jon Haveman
Bay Area Council

Next fall, the Purdue Center for International Business Education and Research, will be hosting the 18th 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.


Prize for best paper on:

Frontier and Newly Emerging Economies

The EIIT Conference is now offering a prize of $500 to cover travel expenses to the author of the best paper submitted that has relevance for newly developing nations. This agenda is quite broad and can pertain to research on newly developing nations in Africa or transition economies in Europe and Asia.

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.

Conference Program

  • Submissions were accepted until August 1, 2011. The submission deadline has passed and no more papers will be accepted.

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.
  • If you are presenting a paper, you needn't also register. Your submission is your registration if your paper is accepted.
Register for the conference

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Programs from previous EIIT Conferences