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International Economics Institute

International Trade


The lecturers involved in the area of international trade carry out their research on two main subject areas, which, at the same time, a closely related.

The first area is the study of the determinants of international trade in goods and services. This field of analysis includes both the causes of existing specialisation patterns and also the foreseeable changes in producer allocation resulting from variations in the sources of comparative advantage are studied. One region of particular interest that has been the subject of various research projects central to the team is Mercosur, mainly in relation to its (not only trade) ties with the European Union and with Spain in particular.

The second collection of papers focuses on the analysis of international flows of productive factors. In this field, the research dedicated to foreign direct investment (FDI), which seeks to explain both the reason FDI exists (and the criteria that determines the choice of destination country) and also its cause/effect relationship with international trade flows, is of particular interest. The group recently began a new line of research with the objective of studying the determinants of international migratory processes.


Martínez Zarzoso, I., Doyle, E. (2011): "Productivity and Trade and Institutional Quality: A Panel Analysis". Southern Economic Journal

Wilmsmeier, G., Martínez Zarzoso, I., Fies, N. (2011): "Regional Hub Port Development: The Case of Montevideo, Uruguay".International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics

Martínez Zarzoso, I., Márquez-Ramos, L. (2010): "The effect of technological innovation on international trade ". Economics E-Journal

García Menéndez, L., Suárez Burguet, C. (2008): "Transporte, comercio y competitividad en la Unión Europea". Claves de la Economía Mundial 2008


Bensassi, S., Márquez Ramos, L., Martínez Zarzoso, I. (2010): "Economic Integration and the Two Margins of Trade: An Application to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreements". European Congress of the Regional Science Association International

Alama, L., Márquez Ramos, L., Suárez Burguet, C. (2010): "Spanish Exports and Logistics Needs. A Spatial Marked Point Pattern Approach". European Congress of the Regional Science Association International

Márquez Ramos, L., Martínez Zarzoso, I., Suárez Burguet, C. (2009): "The Effect of Trade Barriers on Sectoral Trade: Tariffs and Facilitation Procedures". 67th International Atlantic Economic Conference

Martínez Zarzoso, I., Wilmsmeier, G. (2009): "Decomposing Lain American Trade". 4th Kuhmo Nectar Conference "Traansport and Urban Economics"

Martínez Zarzoso, I., Bengochea Morancho, A (2004): "El impacto de la Población en las Emisiones de C02: Evidencia en los Países Europeos". AERNA


Medioambiente y comercio en Euromed. (CREmed, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, 2011-2011)
Martinez Zarzoso, I., Bensassi, S.

Comercio y medio ambiente en el marco de las relaciones económicas euromediterráneas. (PCI MAEC-AECID C/025793/09, con Túnez, 2010-2011)
Suárez Burguet, C.

Costes de transporte, integración económica y comercio internacional. (Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (SEJ2007-67548, 2008-2010)
Martinez Zarzoso, I.

Comercio, geografía e innovación tecnológica. Factores determinantes del patrón de especialización exterior Español . (Fundación Caja Castellón-Bancaja P1-1B2005-33, 2005-2008)
Suárez Burguet, C.




International Trade
International Accounting
Financial and Math. Modelling
Transport and Logistics
Foreign Inversions
Women and Labour Market