Centre for Trade and Economic Integration

The Centre for Trade and Economic Integration is the Graduate Institute's Centre of Excellence for research on international trade.

Since its establishment in 2009, CTEI has brought together the research activities of eminent professors of economics, law and political science in the area of trade, economic integration and globalization.

A core goal of the Centre is to foster genuine, interdisciplinary research and to work across disciplines to foster solutions that address the major societal issues of today.

It has also provided a forum for discussion and dialogue between the global research community, including the Institute's student body and research centres in the developing world, and the international business community, as well as international organisations and NGOs. 

The Centre runs research projects and organises events, and occasionally hosts a visiting scholar.

 

CTEI is always looking for new experts to collaborate on either research or events. If you are a trade expert and are interested in in further collaborating with us, please share your contact details and expertise through this SURVEY.

Geneva Trade Week (28 SEPT - 2 OCT 2020)

GENEVA TRADE WEEK

CONCEPT NOTE AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Geneva Trade Platform (GTP) (soon to be launched) is excited to announce the "GTP Trade Week" 28 Sep - 2 Oct 2020, combining a range of online/physical events. Below you can find the concept note. To the right are the submission forms.

Session Submission Form

Please submit your events proposals through the form below before the 15 July

Ideas and Suggestion Submission Form

Please share at any time your suggestions and ideas for new formats, event types, and collaborations to make GTW more inclusive, dynamic, and relevant.

COVID-19 AND TRADE

New E-Book

COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work

World trade will soon collapse largely as a result of governments’ battle against the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard E. Baldwin & Simon J. Evenett | 29 Apr 2020
The great trade collapse - CTEI Webinar on Trade and COVID19 - 24th April 2020
E-Book

Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes

n this second eBook on the coronavirus from CEPR and Vox, the experts are unanimous that the case for decisive and coordinated fiscal stimulus is overwhelming. Richard Baldwin, Beatrice Weder di Mauro 18 March 2020
E-Book

Economics in the Time of COVID-19

This eBook addresses some key questions: How, and how far and fast, will the economic damage spread? How bad will it get?... Richard Baldwin, Beatrice Weder di Mauro 06 March 2020
Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, breaks down the global economic impact of COVID-19 and which industries will be hardest hit by the epidemic.

Upcoming events

Past Events

Online Showcase of 2019-2020 TradeLab Projects
International Trade and Health Series: Trade of Vital Medical Supplies (27th May)
International Trade and Health Series: Trade Responses to Global Health Crisis (25th May)
CTEI Webinar: COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work. 8 May 2020

CTEI Webinar: COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work. Slides R.Baldwin

CTEI & DevPol Webinar: The Digital Marketplace and Development 5 May 2020 , 16:30 - 18:00
CTEI & DevPol Webinar: The Appellate Body Crisis at the WTO, 28 April 2020, 16:30 - 18:00
The great trade collapse - CTEI Webinar on Trade and COVID19 - 24th April 2020

The Great Trade Collapse - Presentation (Full pack)

The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics - Book Launch by Kaushik Basu 25th February 2020

Podcast with Kaushik Basu - The republic of beliefs

The World Development Report 2020: The Age of Global Value Chains - Interview with Aaditya Mattoo, Research Manager, Trade and Integration, World Bank and Co-Director of the World Development Report 2020 on Global Value Chains
Launch of The World Development Report 2020 The Age of Global Value Chains, 19th November 2019 [Full session]
United States-China Technological Rivalry - Speaker Professor Peter Petri, Brandeis University, Brandeis International Business School; Monday 28th October 2019

Latest news

Other projects

Trade Lab

Law Clinics to make Global Economic Regulation work for everyone

CTEI hosts the Geneva based Law clinics, part of Trade Lab. Law clinics connect students and experts to developing countries, SMEs and NGOs to build lasting legal capacity.

THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW SESSIONS (GIELS)

provide an opportunity to PhD candidates and other junior researchers working in the field of international economic law (IEL) to present and get feedback on their work.

The target audience of GIELS is other students as well as faculty in the field (including from disciplines other than law) and interested people in the practice of IEL (IOs, law firms, NGOs, diplomatic missions). 

GIELS want to provide a small, informal and friendly setting where new IEL research can be tested and cross-topic, interdisciplinary links and networks can be forged so as to help Graduate Institute students and confirm the place of the Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) as a leading research hub on IEL.

GENEVA TRADE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

GTDW

The GTDW Geneva Trade and Development Workshop allows academics and researchers in the Geneva region working in the area of trade and development to share work and ideas as well as to improve their contact with researchers outside the region. By providing a forum for discussion, the workshop supports high-quality research and facilitates outreach to policy makers.

Meetings usually take place every other Tuesday between 12:30 and 13:30 at the Graduate Institute.

Register to attend the next workshop by emailing: gtdw@wto.org

To present a paper at the workshop, submit it by email to gtdw@wto.org at least two weeks before the start of the semester (September - December and February -June). 

The panel responsible for the selection of the papers to be discussed at the Workshop comprises: Professor Richard BaldwinProfessor Julia Cajal (Graduate Institute), Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD), Professor Monika Mrazova and Professor Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (University of Geneva) and Roberta Piermartini (WTO).

The GTDW is a joint project of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the University of Geneva and the World Trade Organization.

MORE DETAILS

The Globotics Upheaval

BOOK

The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

by Richard E. Baldwin
globotics cover page

While globalization and robotics, “globotics”, will eventually make a better world, they are today creating competition for service-sector jobs that is coming faster than most believe and in ways that will seem incredibly unfair. If the displaced office workers join with the displaced factory workers, the result could be a disruptive upheaval. This book argues that workers need to prepare for the future of work in new ways, and governments regulate the pace and unfairness of the competition from globots.

"With its focus on the scale, speed and scope of technological transformation, and its impact on employment, this book breaks new ground."

Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister, 2007-2010

"Richard Baldwin has written the best book yet on the new economic era we are entering. Any worker, company or government who doesn’t want to be left behind should read and consider his arguments."

Lawrence H. Summers, Ex-Secretary of the US Treasury, ex-President of Harvard

The globotics upheaval: A book event with Richard Baldwin | LIVE STREAM

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  • INTERVIEW WITH THE LOWY INSTITUTE - PODCAST

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Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Case Postale 1672
CH-1211 Genève 1

Email: ctei@graduateinstitute.ch

Access

The Maison de la paix is located at Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, on the corner of Avenue de France. You may take tram 15 until the Maison de la paix stop or, alternatively, walk a few minutes from the stop at Place des Nations.