Our research environment combines profound knowledge of the principles governing modern economics and rigorous statistical and econometric tools. These attributes help the Institute be established as a center of excellence in applied economics and econometrics, in domains ranging from international trade to labor markets and migration, to development and environmental issues, to banking and finance, to panel data and time series models and so on.

The Institute’s research is not only limited to publications in top scientific journals, but also consists in collaborative work with many of the international organizations located in Geneva and elsewhere, such as the World Trade Organization, UNCTAD, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Development Program, the International Trade Center, the World Bank, CIMMYT, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Weekly seminars, conferences, joint-research projects, and internships allow the Institute to have a significant positive impact outside the scientific community.

Our researchers are also committed to helping the cause of a better world with many of them advising for international organizations, national and local governments in both developing and developed countries on topics that range from inequality, poverty, unemployment and human development, to socio-economic impacts of desertification, export promotion, diversification and globalization, as well as on modelling issues.


Selected Publications

Olarreaga M., Nicita A., Peri Silva
Cooperations in WTO’s Tariff Waters
Journal of Political Economy 2016

Pellizzari M., Braga M., Paccagnella M.
The Impact of College Teaching on Students' Academic and Labor Market Outcomes
Journal of Labor Economics 2016

Olarreaga M., Lendle, A., Vézina, P.-L., Schropp, S.
There goes gravity: eBay and the death of distance
The Economic Journal 2015

Sperlich S. A., Rodríguez-Póo, J. M., Vieu, P.
Specification Testing when the Null is Nonparametric or Semiparametric
Econometric Theory 2015


Please consult our webpage on Knowledge and Publications


Recent Ph.D. Theses


Three Essays on the Diversity of Audiovisual (Masood 2016)
Three Essays on Labour Economics (Vaccaro 2016)
Issues in International Economics: From Commercial Policies to the Advent of Online Trade (Boffa 2016)
Beyond Tariffs: Three Essays on Non-Conventional Impediments to Trade (Bratt 2016)
Risk Collateral and Investor Sentiment in Exchange Traded Funds (Iseli 2015)
Essays on Location Choice: Agglomeration, Amenities and Housing (Boualam 2015)
Three Essays on International Trade Policy: Regional Trade Agreements and Non-Tariff Measures (Crivelli 2015)


Varying Coefficient Models in Presence of Endogeneity (Benini 2017)
Capabilities Opportunities and Public Policies: Analysis Through Simultaneous Equation Models With Latent Variables (Nogales Carvajal 2016)
Three Essays in Econometrics: Robust Model and Moment Selection in GMM and An Application of Semi-Parametric Taylor Rules (De Porres Ortiz De Urbina 2016)
Essays in Financial Econometrics (Kadilli 2016)
Measurement and Effects of Home Care Policy on Health Care Use (Goncalves 2015)

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