Economists working in this field are invited to submit a paper or an abstract for presentation at the Toronto conference. Papers focusing on the
nature of general equilibrium models and the theory of large trading
economies are welcome. The roles of multi-sectoral growth, trade patterns,
innovations, productivity growth, and international governance are of
particular interest. Why do some economic, financial and institutional structures appear to facilitate good performance in some countries and in some periods while not in others? Examples include Europe in the 1960s,
Japan in the 1980s, and the US in the 1990s. Papers containing both
empirical and theoretical issues will be considered.