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Department of Economics

SNF Sinergia - CEPR Conference on:

The conference took place from June 15-18, 2014 and brought together leading scholars and young researchers to discuss recent theoretical and empirical research.
Topic of the conference was the complex interrelations between income inequality and the patterns of international trade. How on the one hand the distribution of resources affects the patterns of trade and how on the other hand international trade impacts factor prices and inequality was discussed.


June 15-18, 2014

Keynote speakers

  • Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)
  • James R. Markusen (University of Colorado at Boulder and CEPR)
  • Kiminori Matsuyama (Northwestern University)
  • Peter Neary (University of Oxford and CEPR)
  • Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich and CEPR)


  • Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and CEPR)
  • Peter Egger (ETH Zurich and CEPR)
  • Reto Föllmi (University of St. Gallen and CEPR)


Place and Accomodations

The conference took place in Centro Stefano Franscini at Monte Verità in Ascona (Switzerland).


For further information please contact Sarah Haring.

Weiterführende Informationen


For more Information on the Sinergia Project see the project site.

The conference was subsidized by the CSF and, through it, by the ETH Zurich. We gratefully acknowledge their support.