The Jean Monnet, Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) held its first annual conference at the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern in Switzerland on 20-21 September 2019. Researchers from six of the partner institutions presented papers around the theme Trade in Services by Mode of Supply. The conference also included papers from staff of the WTO, the OECD and the US Federal Reserve highlighting major new advances in data on services trade as well as services research from those institutions.
The conference was preceded on September 19 by a PhD workshop at which students from TIISA partners Adelaide, Sussex and WTI as well as from other universities (Paris and Hamburg) presented their research and received lively feedback from TIISA partners.
The conference also provided the first opportunity for a majority of the Steering Committee to meet face-to-face to discuss future activities. TIISA is supported by a grant under the EU Erasmus+ program that runs until 2021.