Rules of Origin are a common ingredient of Regional Trade Agreements but their effects on trade patterns are poorly understood. Do Rules of Origin hurt third countries? As part of the WTO Trade Dialogue Lecture Series, Professor Paola Conconi presented her findings on this topic on 31 January 2018.
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Paola Conconi is Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development. Her main research interests are in international trade, firm organization, and political economy. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick and has published in several leading journals including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of International Economics.