Call for Papers: Country Size and Border Effects in a Globalised World

We are pleased to announce that SIRE and the  School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh will host a two-day workshop on ‘Country Size and Border Effects in a Globalised World’ on June 26 and 27, 2014.

The workshop will bring together researchers in the fields of International Economics, Macroeconomics and Political Economy to discuss recent empirical and theoretical work on the economics of country size and new borders. Keynote lectures will be delivered by Prof. James Anderson (Boston College and NBER) and Prof. Enrico Spolaore (Tufts University and NBER).

The organisers invite submissions of papers relevant to the theme of the workshop. Topics of special interest are:

  • The border effect in international trade and macroeconomics
  • The political economy of country size
  • The gains from economic integration

Reimbursement of travel expenses and accommodation costs will be available to speakers and discussants subject to conditions.

The deadline for submissions is March 9, 2014.

Paper submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment to

Acceptance decisions will be communicated by March 23, 2014.

The workshop organisers are David Comerford (University of Stirling), Sevi Rodriguez-Mora (University of Edinburgh and CEPR) and Robert Zymek (University of Edinburgh).

A copy of this announcement is attached and available from the SIRE website

About David Comerford

Post-doctoral researcher in economics
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