Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Empirical Microeconomics, Labor Economics, International Trade

PUBLICATIONS

“Comparative Advantage, Capital Destruction, and Hurricanes”, with Martino Pelli.  Journal of International Economics, 108, 315-337, 2017. [paper][online appendix]

“Wage Formation: Towards Isolating Search and Bargaining Effects from the Marginal Product”. The Economic Journal, 127, 1693–1729, 2017. [paper][online appendix]

“The Wage Response to Shocks: The Role of Inter-Occupational Labor Adjustment”, Labour Economics, 37, 28-37, 2015. [paper][online appendix]

WORKING PAPERS 

“Estimating the Gains from Trade in Frictional Local Labor Markets”, with German Pupato and Ben Sand. [paper][online appendix]

“Rising Concentration and Wage Inequality”, with Matias Cortes. [paper]

“In the Eye of the Storm: Firms and Capital Destruction in India”, with Martino Pelli, Natalia Bezmaternykh, Kodjovi Mawulikplimi Eklou. [paper]

WORK IN PROGRESS

“The Rise of Superstar Firms and Wage Inequality”, with Matias Cortes and Uta Schoenberg. [slides]

“Technological Change, Firm Heterogeneity and Wage Inequality”, with Matias Cortes, Sabrina Genz and Uta Schoenberg.

“Wages in the U.S. and Germany: Do Spillover Effects Explain the Difference?”, with Ben Sand

“Does Transport Infrastructures Create Resilience to Hurricanes? Evidence from India”, with Martino Pelli.

“Hurricanes and the Gender Gap in India”, with Angélique Bernabe, Boubacar Diop and Martino Pelli.

“Rural Electrification and Employment in India: Demand or Supply-Side Effect?”, with Rémi Bazillier, Ujjayant Chakravorty and Martino Pelli

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

Cadot, O., M. Olarreaga and J. Tschopp (2010), “Do Trade Agreements Reduce the Volatility of Agricultural Assistance Rates?”, in Kym Anderson (ed.), The Political Economy of Agricultural Trade Distortions, Cambridge University Press, July 2010. [paper version]