International Trade, Global Production Networks, and Microfoundations of Aggregate Fluctuations

Lucca, Italy - October, 27-28 2016

Sala dei Servi, Complesso di San Micheletto (via San Micheletto, 3)

The next meeting of the ITSG - Italian Trade Study Group will be organised by the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, in collaboration with Fondazione Manlio Masi and thanks to the contribution of Crisis Lab project.

Call For Papers

Submissions are invited in all topics of international trade. Works on the organization of Global Production Networks and on Microfoundations of Aggregate Fluctuations are particularly welcome. Topics of special interest are:

  • Firms, industries, countries, and the organization of Global Production Networks
  • Knowledge diffusion in Global Innovation Networks
  • Heterogeneous firms, Granularity, and Aggregate Fluctuations
  • Value Chains and Supply Chains
  • Geography of Production, and Agglomeration
  • Trade policy implications of Global Value Chains and Production Networks

Keynote speaker:

  • Julian di Giovanni, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Complete papers (or advanced drafts) should be submitted to Segreteria Fondazione Masi - - by September 15th

The acceptance of the papers will be notified no later than October 1st.

Download the call for papers (PDF)


Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee for this meeting includes:

Gabor Békés (HAS-CEU),
Italo Colantone (Bocconi),
Rosario Crinò (Cattolica),
Giorgia Giovannetti (University of Florence),
Roberta Rabellotti (Università di Pavia),
Armando Rungi (IMT Lucca),
Beniamino Quintieri (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"),
Lucia Tajoli (Politecnico Milano),
Gianluca Santoni (CEPII).

Local organizer: Armando Rungi (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

Information & Contacts


The conference will be held at the San Micheletto complex, located in the historical centre of Lucca (via San Micheletto, 3)
More information on how to reach IMT can be found here.


There are several hotels and B&B’s nearby the conference venue.
We strongly recommend to book your accommodation well in advance, as there are other events in Lucca in the same period.
A list of suggested Hotels and B&Bs is provided below.

Hotel Ilaria 4* (Via del Fosso)
Hotel Celide 4* (Viale Giuseppe Giusti)
Hotel La Luna 3* (Via Fillungo)
A Palazzo Busdraghi (Via Fillungo)
B&B Dimora dei Guelfi (Piazza San Pietro Somaldi)
B&B Lucca in Villa (V.le Armando Diaz)
B&B Cento Passi dalle Mura (V.le Armando Diaz)
B&B Da Elisa Alle Sette Arti (Via Elisa) (10 rooms only)
Residence Santa Chiara (Via Santa Chiara) (5 rooms only)
B&B La Magnolia (Via Mordini)
B&B Anfiteatro (Via dell'Anfiteatro)


Local organizer and member of the Scientific Committee: Armando Rungi  - Assistant Professor in Industrial Organization and International Trade Laboratory for the Analysis of Complex Economic Systems (AXES) - IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

For further information:
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Research, Projects and Technology Transfer Office