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Thursday, June 24 - 25, 2010


MSU-CIBER and the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) are co-sponsoring a conference on "International Trade: Firms and Workers," to be held at the University of Nottingham June 24 "25, 2010. This conference is a follow-up to a workshop on "Testing Trade Models with Labor Market Heterogeneity," hosted by the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in December 2008. That earlier workshop, also co-sponsored by MSU-CIBER, brought together researchers from around the world for the purpose of initiating collaborative research aimed at developing a better understanding of the labor-market effects of globalization in a world where workers have heterogeneous skills and firms have heterogeneous technologies. Eighteen months hence, projects that emerged from that initial meeting are beginning to take shape and will be presented in Nottingham. Colleagues from Michigan State and Nottingham will be joined by researchers from the University of Oregon, University of California at San Diego, Columbia University, University of London, University of Copenhagen, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and Koc University.


University of Nottingham, UK