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GTAP Events: 13th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis: Plenary Speakers

Masahisa Fujita Masahisa Fujita
"Spatial Economics and Global Economic Analysis"

Masahisa Fujita is the President and Chief Research Officer of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry; Professor of Konan University; and Adjunct Professor of Institute of Economic Research at Kyoto University. He had previously served as Professor in the Department of Economics / Regional Science at the University of Pennsylvania; Professor of the Institute of Economic Research at Kyoto University; and President of the Institute of Developing Economies - JETRO (2003-2007). He had also served as the President of Japanese Economic Association (2009-2010). He holds a PhD in regional science from the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests are urban economics, regional economics, international trade, and spatial economics. His major works include: The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade, MIT Press, 1999 (with P. Krugman and A.J. Venables); Economics of Agglomeration: Cities, Industrial Location, and Regional Growth, Cambridge University Press, 2002 (with J. Thisse); Regional Integration in East Asia: From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics (editor), Macmillan, 2007.

Andrew Bernard Andrew Bernard
"Discovering Firms in International Trade"

Andrew B. Bernard is the Jack Byrne Professor of International Economics and Director of the Center for International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has been on the faculty at Tuck since 1999. He received his Ph.D from Stanford in economics in 1991, his A.B. from Harvard in 1985 and was on the faculty at MIT and Yale prior to coming to Tuck. Professor Bernard is an expert in international trade and investment and specializes in firm responses to globalization. His work with J. Bradford Jensen on firms, productivity and exporting provided the foundation for the new theoretical and empirical research on firms in international trade and investment. In recent papers he has explored the role of multi-product firms in production and trade, analyzed the effects of trade with low-cost countries such as China on firm strategy and performance, and begun to investigate the role of intermediaries in exports and imports. His current research is on transfer pricing by U.S. exporters and the role of multinationals in international trade and production. Professor Bernard serves as an independent director of the National Stock Exchange, on the executive committee of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth and on the faculty advisory board of the Center for Financial Inclusion. In addition to being published in top academic journals such as the American Economic Review and the Review of Economic Studies, his research has been featured on CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, MSNBC, NPR's Morning Edition, the Marketplace Morning Report, the BBC, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the Economist, Nikkei, Fortune, and Business Week.

Dominique van der Mensbrugghe Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
"The modeling of the economics of climate change: Stocktaking and future challenges"

Dominique van der Mensbrugghe is a Lead Economist in the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank. Since joining the Bank in 1999, his work has focused on long-term structural change of the global economy and the analysis of global economic policy issues"including regional and multilateral trade agreements, international migration, the Millennium Development Goals, and climate change. His work has appeared frequently in the Group's annual flagship reports and he is one of the world's experts on global computable general equilibrium modeling. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dominique worked for 10 years at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) based in Paris. He holds both Belgian and U.S. citizenship, received his undergraduate degree in mathematics at the Universit"Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

John Quiggin John Quiggin
"Intergenerational equity, risk and climate modeling"

John Quiggin is a Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science at the University of Queensland. He is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian economic policy. He has produced over 1000 publications, including five books and over 300 journal articles and book chapters, in fields including environmental economics, risk analysis, production economics, and the theory of economic growth. He has also written on policy topics including climate change, micro-economic reform, privatisation, employment policy and the management of the Murray-Darling river system. John Quiggin has been an active contributor to Australian public debate in a wide range of media. He is a regular columnist for the Australian Financial Review, to which he also contributes review and feature articles. He frequently comments on policy issues for radio and TV. He was one of the first Australian academics to present publications on a website (now at In 2002, he commenced publication of a blog (now at providing daily comments on a wide range of topics.