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2017 Western Hemispheric Trade Conference

21st Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference


April 5-7 | 2017
Laredo, Texas, USA

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, April 5 | 2017
7:00 - 7:30 pm Welcoming Reception
Sponsored by International Bank of Commerce
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor
7:30 - 9:00 pm IBC Bank Keynote Speaker Series
Keynote Address
Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy

Mr. Edward Alden
Author and the Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations
Washington, D.C.
Student Center Ballroom,
2nd Floor (SC 203)
 
Thursday, April 6 | 2017
7:30 am Registration Begins
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor (SC 203)
7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Daniel B. Hastings, Inc.
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor (SC 203)
8:30 - 10:00 am Concurrent Academic Sessions
  SESSION   I : Reflections on the Literature of Business
  SESSION II : Comercio e Inversión Extranjera Directa en México
  SESSION III: Más allá del NAFTA
  SESSION IV : Reglas Comerciales
  SESSION  V : Trade Theory Meets Practice

SC 236
SC 231
SC 230
SC 225
SC 120
10:00 - 10:15 am Break & Refreshments
Sponsored by Killam Development, Ltd.
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor (SC 203)
10:15 - 12:00 noon Concurrent Academic Sessions
  SESSION  VI  : New Trends in Industry Dynamics
  SESSION VII : Developing New Frameworks, Models, Theories, and Reviews I
  SESSION VIII: Money and Finance in Open Economies I
  SESSION IX : Estudios de la Industria: Educación Superior y Alta Tecnología
  SESSION X  :Democracia, Aprendizaje y Desarrollo

SC 236
SC 231
SC 230
SC 225
SC 120
12:00 - 1:45 pm Luncheon Keynote Address
Sponsored by Commerce Bank

Keynote Address
Investment and Public Finance in México under the New U.S. Administration

Dr. Fausto Hernández Trillo

Professor of Economics
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), México
Student Center Ballroom
(SC 203)
1:45 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 - 3:45 pm Panel Presentation

Implications of Prospective U.S. Trade Policy Changes for Hemispheric Economies

Dr. Cuauhtémoc Calderón
(with José Carlos Ramírez and Sarahí Sánchez León)
Researcher, Department of Economic Studies
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Dr. Paolo Giordano
Principal Economist, Integration and Trade Sector
Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Juan Felipe Mejía
(with Leonardo Fabio Morales and Daniel Santiago Medina)
Dean, School of Economics and Finance
Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia

Moderator:
Dr. Stephen J. Meardon
Director
Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade
Texas A&M International Univeristy
Student Center
2nd Floor (SC 236)
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break & Refreshments
Sponsored by Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales, L.L.P.

Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor
4:00 - 5:30 pm Concurrent Academic Sessions
  SESSION XI  : Trade Policy, Institutional Design, and Growth
  SESSION XII : Developing New Frameworks, Models, Theories, and Reviews II
  SESSION XIII: Comercio, Inversión y Desarrollo
  SESSION XIV: PLSAS Data Analytics
  SESSION XV : Desarrollo Económico Regional en México I

SC 236
SC 231
SC 230
SC 225
SC 120
6:30 - 8:30 pm Reception & Dinner
Sponsored by Texas Community Bank
Killam Library, Front Lawn
 
Friday, April 7 | 2017
8:00 am Continued Registration
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor
8:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Cresta Advisors
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor
8:30 - 10:15 am Concurrent Academic Sessions
  SESSION XVI  : Organizational Culture, Leadership, and Ethics (Ph.D. Students)
  SESSION XVII : Transport and Logistics in Regional Economies
  SESSION XVIII: Trade, FDI, and Growth
  SESSION XIX  : Gestión y Espíritu Empresarial
  SESSION XX   : Oportunidades de Exportación I

SC 236
SC 231
SC 230
SC 225
SC 120
10:15 - 10:30 am Break & Refreshments
Sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor
10:30 - 11:15 am BBVA Compass Bank Chair Presentation

Changes in U.S. Labor Markets in the 21st Century
Dr. George R. G. Clarke
Distinguished Associate Professor, BBVA Compass Bank Group Chair
Texas A&M International University
SC 236
11:15 - 11:30 am Break & Refreshments
Sponsored by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor
11:30 - 1:00 pm Concurrent Academic Sessions
  SESSION XXI  : Money and Finance in Open Economies II
  SESSION XXII : Trade Policy and Labor Markets
  SESSION XXIII: Industrial Organization and Management
  SESSION XXIV  : Derechos Humanos y Medio Ambiente
  SESSION XXV   : Responsabilidad Social Corporativa y Desarrollo Sustentable

SC 236
SC 231
SC 230
SC 225
SC 120
1:00 - 2:45 pm Luncheon Keynote Address
Sponsored by Falcon Bank
Can the American Free-Trade System Survive?

Dr. I. M. “Mac” Destler
Saul Stern Professor of Civic Engagement
School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Student Center Ballroom
(SC 203)
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break Student Center Rotunda,
2nd Floor
3:00 - 4:45 pm Concurrent Academic Sessions
  SESSION XXVI  : International Business Issues (Ph.D. and Master's Students)
  SESSION XXVII : Desarrollo Económico Regional en México II
  SESSION XXVIII: Oportunidades de Exportación II
  SESSION XXIX  : Tecnología de la Información como La Nueva Economía
  SESSION XXX   : Mercadotecnia y Gestión en Negocios Internacionales

SC 236
SC 231
SC 230
SC 225
SC 120
2:45 - 3:00 pm Concluding Ceremonies
Announcement of Student Paper Competition Results
Student Center
(SC 236)



Conference Sponsors:

Texas Community Bank International Bank of Commerce


Commerce Bank Killam Development, Ltd. Daniel B. Hastings


Person Borchers & Whithworth Morales, L.L.P. Falcon International Bank Routledge Taylor & Francis Group


BBVA Compass Cresta Advisors
 



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