The Transatlantic Kellen Conference Series


In light of shifting global powers including the rise of authoritarian actors, and the questioning of multilateralism, the need for strengthened international cooperation and transatlantic dialogue is pressing.  

The Transatlantic Kellen Conference Series aims to promote constructive collaboration and engagement in transatlantic discussion on economic affairs, highlighting the central role of strong transatlantic relations in meeting global challenges and navigating the vast economic challenges that define the contemporary moment.

The Transatlantic Kellen Conference Series’ ambition is to make academic research more accessible and actionable by practitioners, and create a new dynamic of transatlantic exchange. The Series aims to confront the diverse approaches and ideas of academics and practitioners while shaping policy and solutions-oriented research.

The Transatlantic Kellen Conference Series brings together a network of transatlantic leaders in thought, policy and business. 

The Transatlantic Kellen Conference Series 

Venue: Columbia Faculty House

Program- Friday Sept 22

Session 1 [10:15-11:45 am]
Thierry Mayer "The Laffer Curve for Rules of Origin
Discussant: David Weinstein

Session 2  [1:15-2:45 pm]
Michele Fioretti "Capturing Subsidies or Storing Carbon: Evidence from the North Sea"
Discussant: Gautam Gowrisankaran

Session 3 [3:15-4:45 pm]
Johannes Boehm "Firm Adaptation in Production Networks: Evidence from Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan"
Discussant: Eric Verhoogen

Program- Saturday Sept 23

Session 4 [10:15-11:45 am]
Isabelle Mejean: "Frictions and adjustments in firm-to-firm trade"
Discussant: Jonathan Dingel

The Partners

Sciences Po Department of Economics

The Department of Economics was created in 2009 with the ambition to create a new dynamic in economic research led by Sciences Po permanent faculty, to "re-fundamentalize" the teaching of economics and to raise the international recognition of its research centers.
For the first time, fundamental research in economics was promoted alongside applied research, evaluation of public policy at Sciences Po. Econometrics, game theory, quantitative political economy, and quantitative methods were introduced.

Columbia University, Department of Economics

The Columbia University Department of Economics is ranked among top institutions globally for studying, conducting research and teaching in the field of economics.  The Department has many eminent faculty (Prof. Joseph Stiglitz; Prof. Pierre-André Chiappori; Prof. José Scheinkman among many others) who teach in the areas of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Economic History, International Macroeconomics, International Trade, Monetary Economics, Microeconomics, Political Economy, and Urban Economics.
The Department has played a prominent role in the development of economic thought. It will continue through its faculty and students, and contribute to a better understanding of economic activities and the elaboration of policy.

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