Call for Papers

Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Fourth Biennial Conference
Fourth Biennial Conference
TED University Trade Research Center (TEDU-TRC)
June 13-14, 2022

Organized by
The Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence
TEDU-TRC, Ankara
World Trade Institute, Bern

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Fourth Empirical Investigations in Services Trade conference. The meeting will take place on June 13-14 in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by TEDU-TRC.

The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of digitalization, sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, international regulatory cooperation (e.g., on data privacy and data flows), labor market effects of internationalization of services activities, and the role of services in value chains, offshoring and multinational production. We encourage submission of papers dealing with the role of services firms, foreign investment and direct and indirect trade in services in economic development, structural transformation and combating climate change.


Expenses will be covered for one author per paper. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints.

Conference Format:

The venue for the conference is TED University in Ankara, with hybrid option available if needed. The program will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.


Abstracts should be submitted by February 14, 2022. Selections will be made and authors will be notified by February 28. Completed papers will be due on May 1. A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by mid-May. Abstract and papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format,

Conference Registration:

  • Please indicate if you would like to attend but are not submitting a paper, and, if so, would be willing to serve as a discussant.

The Scientific Committee

Nazire Nergiz Dinçer, TEDU-TRC
Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR
Bernard Hoekman, EUI &, CEPR
Ayça Tekin-Koru, TEDU-TRC