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Friday, October 23 2020
9:00am - 4:15pm
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Empirical Investigation in International Trade

The School of Economics and the Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research at Indiana University will host the 27th 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 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. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's edition will take place virtually on Gather on three consecutive Fridays, October 16, 23, and 30, to minimize interference with various teaching obligations and to minimize Zoom exhaustion.

Gather is a new platform for hosting virtual conferences. Presentations will be conducted in Zoom which can be accessed directly from Gather. 


"Language Barriers and Knowledge Transfers: Evidence from MNCs"

Amit Khandelwal, Columbia GSB 


The conference will begin at 10 am each Friday. We anticipate having a total of 13 presentations, 4 on October 16 and 30, and 5 on October 23. 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.

  • Note: There will be a $50 registration fee for both presenters and other conference attendees. This is to help us with the cost of hosting the conference on Gather.
    • Participants from Indiana University are exempt from this fee.


  • Please notify us if you would like to serve as a discussant of a paper.
  • Registration is mandatory if you would like to attend any of the conferences in any role.
  • Registration is automatic upon payment of the registration fee.
  • You will receive a separate email before each conference day with both the Gather and direct Zoom links.