Third Annual:

Vancouver, Canada

May 11-13, 2012

Organized by
Sponsored by:
Matilde Bombardini
University of British Columbia

Keith Head
University of British Columbia

Hiroyuki Kasahara
University of British Columbia

John Ries
University of British Columbia

Jon Haveman
Bay Area Council

The Economics Department and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia will host the third annual Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference. Economists and students specializing in empirical economic research on issues relating to international trade and investment will present their latest research at this meeting.

The conference is open to other attendees whose papers are not on the program. Conference participation will be subject to a registration fee, payable through this page. Space is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for those not on the program. If you plan to attend but not to present a paper, please follow the registration link below.

Conference Format: The conference will begin in the morning on Friday and will continue through the following Sunday at noon. The program will include a total of 15 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

The conference is being held at UBC Robson Square located downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference organizers are planning activities to take advantage of our unique location. There will be a walk and dinner in Stanley Park; afternoon kayaking near Granville Island; and dinner downtown.



The submission deadline has passed.
Registration is still open.

  • Deadline: January 31, 2012. Selections will be made and authors notified by the end of February. A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by the middle of March.

Conference Registration:
  • Please notify us if you would like to discuss a paper.
  • All conference participants (presenters, discussants and audience) must register through the following link
Registration Link