CITP Webinar Series

Our series of online webinars provides insights from leading thinkers in trade and trade policy on topical issues.

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday 29 June 1-2pm, GMT

Women-led Firms in International Trade

Chair: Michael Gasiorek

Speaker: Elisabeth van Lieshout

Businesses led by women are less likely to export to foreign markets than those led by men. This gender export gap has distributive implications as women-led firms are not able to take equal advantage of the scale and productivity benefits of international trade. We examine this phenomenon using data from almost 10,000 businesses surveyed on Facebook. The results show that both sector and firm size contribute to the observed difference but cannot fully explain it, and also reveal other gendered variation in export behaviour. We explore the challenges that women entrepreneurs face when exporting and review some of the policy levers and programs governments can use to support increased trade by women.

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Annual Events

UK Trade Policy Forum

The UK Trade Policy Forum is an annual one-day event that brings together all of the UK’s trade policy community to discuss all things trade and trade policy. It provides a unique place to explore the determinants, trade-offs and direction of various policy positions, and different stakeholders’ policy concerns, and to learn about the latest academic thinking on key issues.

Date: 2024 (TBC)

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Academic Conference

Our annual Academic Conference provides a platform for all trade policy researchers - from a variety of different disciplines and areas of interest - to come together to present, discuss and learn about the latest thinking on trade and trade policy. It will be held in various locations across the UK.


Date: 2024 (TBC)

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