Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference

Join the School of Liberal Arts Department of Economics for the Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18

The Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade conference is two conferences side-by-side: an economic theory conference and an international trade conference. The conference has a long history dating back more than 40 years and attracts high-quality academic researcher. In total, the conference features about 100 papers with about 130 attendees and up to half visiting from outside the US.

Authors can update their papers, upload slides, and log back in using the links below.

International trade program

Economic theory program

Paper submissions for the International Trade Meetings were evaluated by Ray Riezman and a scientific committee. Paper submissions for the Economic Theory Meetings were evaluated by a scientific committee of Robert Becker, Subir Chakrabarti, and Jaesoo Kim.

Registration: There is NO fee for registration or submission of papers.
Location: The conference will be held in the Information and Technology Building (ICTC). It is located at the southwest intersection of West Street and Michigan Road.
Airport: Indianapolis International Airport
Airport Transfers: Taxi, Uber, Lyft and Car rental
Check-in: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Friday, May 17
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Coffee Breaks: 3 pm to 3:30 pm & 5:00 to 5:30 pm

Saturday, May 18
Breakfast: 8 am to 9 am

Morning Sessions
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Coffee break: 10:30 am to 11:00am

Lunch Break
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions
2:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Coffee Break: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Rooftop of the Campus Center located at the southwest corner of the intersection of University Blvd. and Michigan Road

The Hampton Inn by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown IUPUI and Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown IUPUI: Guests attending the conference are welcome to call the hotel at 317-677-7001 and ask for the IUPUI/IU rate and the front desk agents will be able to book it if it is available. The discount is 20% off so it will fluctuate with the rate.

JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown, SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown, and Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown: This booking link to automatically access the IU Rate: Book your corporate rate for Indiana University. Or use code IU9 on our Marriott.com websites.

IUPUI students, faculty, and staff are asked to use their parking permits at nearby garages and lots when attending the Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference. Please refer to the following website for more information on parking at IUPUI: https://parking.iupui.edu/parking/permits/index.html. Conference-goers from out of town who wish to have their parking validated should park in one of the following garages: Vermont Street Garage (1004 W. Vermont Street, Indianapolis), North Street Garage (819 W. North Street, Indianapolis), and Gateway Garage (525 N. Blackford Street, Indianapolis). When you enter the garage, follow the instructions to push the button and take your ticket. Please bring your ticket with you to registration/check-in, where we will provide validation. We are unable to provide validation without a ticket.
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Dining and cuisine
Dine at dusk on a patio where tonight’s entrée is made from local, farm-fresh ingredients. Looking for lunch? Shapiro’s Kosher-style Delicatessen serves a mean Reuben. And make sure you stop by the International Marketplace where over 70 languages are spoken and you’ll find tasty fare from around the world.