A Conference on:

The Sequencing of Regional Economic Integration:
"Issues in the Breadth and Depth of Economic Integration in the Americas"

September 9-10, 2005


Conference Program

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2005
8:00 - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast in Atrium of Mendoza College of Business
8:45 - 9:00 am

Opening Remarks by Scott Mainwaring (Director of Kellogg Institute)

9:00 - 10:15 am Session 1, Chair: Jeffrey Bergstrand (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)
  “Economic Integration and Civilizing Commerce”
  James E. Anderson (Boston College)
Discussants:  
  Alan Deardorff (U. of Michigan) and Avinash Dixit (Princeton U.)

10:15 - 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 am Session 2, Chair: Simon Evenett (U. of St. Gallen)
  “Sequencing Regional Trade Integration and Cooperation Agreements”
  Robert Devlin (IDB), Antoni Estevadeordal (IDB), and Kati Suominen (IDB)
Discussants:  
  Robert Pahre (U. of Illinois) and Robert Pastor (American University)

11:45 - 1:00 pm Session 3, Chair: Simon Evenett (U. of St. Gallen)
  “Sequencing and Depth of Regional Economic Integration: Lessons for the Americas from Europe”
  Richard Baldwin (GIIS, Geneva)
Discussants:  
  Roberto Bouzas (U. of San Andres) and Pravin Krishna (Johns Hopkins U.)

1:00 - 2:15 pm



Lunch at Morris Inn;
Speech by L. Alan Winters (World Bank and U. of Sussex)
Introduction by Simon Evenett (U. of St. Gallen)

2:15 - 3:30 pm Session 4, Chair: Thomas Gresik (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)
  “The Sequencing of Trade Liberalization in the Presence of Adjustment Costs”
 Discussants:
Eric Bond (Vanderbilt U.)

Jaime de Melo (U. of Geneva) and Robert Staiger (U. of Wisconsin)

3:30 - 3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Session 5
, Chair: Antoni Estevadeordal (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)
  Democracy, Veto Players, and the Depth of Regional Integration”
  Edward Mansfield (U. of Pennsylvania), Helen Milner (Princeton U.), and Jon Pevehouse (U. of Wisconsin)
Discussants:  
  Alexandra Guisinger (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow) and Ray Robertson (Macalester College)


6:45 pm Transportation provided to U.S. College Football Hall of Fame


7:00-8:15 pm Free use of the entire Hall that evening; guests can wander throughout the Hall of Fame


8:15 pm Dinner begins


9:15pm Speech by Carlos Perez del Castillo (Special Advisor for Int'l Trade Negotiations to the President of Uruguay)
  Introduction by Dennis Flannery (Executive Vice-President, IDB)
10:00 pm Return transportation to hotels

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2005
7:45 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast in Atrium of Mendoza College of Business

8:30 - 9:45 am Session 6, Chair: Tony Messina (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)
  "Sequencing and Path Dependence in European Integration"
  Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton U.)
Discussants:  
  Carles Boix (U. of Chicago) and Chris Waller (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)

9:45 - 10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:15 am Session 7, Chair:  Jaime Ros (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)
  "Competitive Liberalization:  A Tournament-Theory-Based Interpretation”
  Simon Evenett (U. of St. Gallen)
Discussants:  
  Marcelo Olarreaga (World Bank) and Robert Scollay (U. of Auckland)

11:15 - 12:30 pm Session 8, Chair: Jaime Ros (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)
  "Does Regionalism Help or Hinder Multilateralism? An Empirical Evaluation”
  Antoni Estevadeordal (IDB), Caroline Freund (World Bank), and Emanuel Ornelas (U. of Georgia)
Discussants:  
  Scott Baier (Clemson U.)and Pablo Sanguinetti (UTDT, Buenos Aires)

12:30 - 1:45 pm Lunch at Atrium of Mendoza College of Business

2:00 - 4:00 pm


POLICY PANEL
, Chair: Jeffrey Bergstrand (U. of Notre Dame and Kellogg Fellow)
in Hesburgh Center Auditorium
 
  Hans Peter Lankes (IMF)
  Jeffrey Schott (Institute for International Economics)
  Alberto Trejos (INCAE and former Foreign Commerce Minister of Costa Rica)
Robert Devlin (IDB)

4:00 pm Conference Adjourns (officially)
6:30 pm Transportation to Tippecanoe Place (former Studebaker Mansion)
  (Guests can wander through mansion)
7:30 pm Dinner
9:30 pm Return transportation to hotels
All paper sessions will have the following format: 20-25 minutes for author(s);
10-15 minutes for each of two discussants; 15-20 minutes general discussion.
Policy panelists will have 15-20 minutes for prepared remarks and then Q&A will follow.
Paper sessions 1-8 will be in the Mendoza College of Business, Room 162; the Policy Panel will be in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium.