This year the 13th Tinbergen Institute Conference will be held on International Trade and Development at the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The TI conference is held every year but on different topics (see The atmosphere is informal and lively, characterized by significant audience participation.

The conference will begin on Thursday June 21 at 12am and ends on Saturday June 23 at noon. We anticipate having a mix of plenary presentations by invited speakers (see below) and four double parallel sessions with contributed papers. Each session will be 45 minutes (including discussion).


Robin Burgess (London School of Economics, United Kingdom)


Dave Donaldson (MIT, United States)
External Economies of Scale and Industrial Policy: A View from Trade

Confirmed invited speakers include (in alphabetical order):
    • Pablo Fajgelbaum (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
      Optimal Spatial Policies, Geography and Sorting
    • Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
      Forensics, Elasticities and Benford’s Law: Detecting Tax Fraud in International Trade
    • Diego Puga (CEMFI, Spain)
      Urban growth and its aggregate implications
    • Meredith Startz (Princeton University, United States)
      Cutting out the middleman: The structure of chains of intermediation
    • Matthew Turner (Brown University, United States)
      Subways and Urban Air Pollution
    • Christian Volpe Martincus (Inter-American Development Bank, United States)
      Transit Trade