Trade

Alessia Campolmi
Associate Professor
Vania Licio
Research Assistants
Roberto Ricciuti
Associate Professor
Angelo Zago
Associate Professor
Research interests
Topic People Description
JEL F11 - Neoclassical Models of Trade Roberto Ricciuti
Economic integration in the Euroarea, in particuar with reference to monetary and fiscal policies. Analysis of the prpposals to improve the European economic governance
JEL F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies Alessia Campolmi
Angelo Zago
Analysis and theory of international trade in the presence of heterogeneous companies. Study of the impact of tariff policies on international trade, firm performance and consumer welfare, with related cost-benefit analysis and with particular attention to the design and revision of international exchange agreements and their economic effects.
JEL F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations Alessia Campolmi
Analysis of the incentives behind countries' unilateral choice of trade policies (e.g. import and export taxes) as well as the outcomes under retaliation. Given that the "trade wars" that follow the retaliations make all countries involved worst-off, those studies are then used to analyze how to design trade agreements to reach better outcomes for all countries involved. Analysis of the effects of trade reforms, on firms’ performance and their decision to trade.
JEL F14 - Country and Industry Studies of Trade Vania Licio
Empirical research in international trade consists in investigating and estimating the international exchange of goods and factor services using both macro and micro data. The focus of research is the analysis of the inter-industry trade between dissimilar countries, intra-industry trade between similar countries, bilateral patterns of international trade, frictions to trade and bilateral trade barriers, differences between predictions of theory and measured bilateral trade flows (missing trade), specialisation within products and industries, trade liberalisation and protection, trade policy and international trade agreements.