Past Event

The Impact of COVID-19 on Tunisia’s International Trade

November 12, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online (Tunis)

In partnership with Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP), Columbia Global Centers | Tunis invites you to join our upcoming webinar on Thursday, November 12. This webinar aims to discuss the impact of the current pandemic on Tunisia’s international trade and its effects on employment. Global policy responses are explored.


Giacomo de Giorgi is Full Professor of Economics and Econometrics and Director of the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the GSEM, University of Geneva. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Stanford University (2006-13), a visiting Professor at UC-Berkeley (2010-11), and a Wesley Mitchell's visiting Professor at Columbia University (2012-13). From 2013 on, he is the Research Professor of ICREA-MOVE, Barcelona GSE and UAB. On 2014-16, he was Senior Economist at the NY-Fed. Since 2018, he is a Visiting Professor at UC-Irvine. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association since 2015 and member of BREAD, CEPR, and IPA and former member of the NBER.

Eric Verhoogen is Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics and Co-Director of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University. His main research area is industrial development–applied microeconomic research on firms in developing countries. This area overlaps with the fields of development economics, international trade, labor economics, and industrial organization. A recurrent theme in his work is the process of quality upgrading in the manufacturing sectors of developing countries–its causes, consequences, and broader implications.