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]

Coverage: Royal Economic Society. August 14th 2017.

“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] Submitted.

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

Coverage: Ökonomenstimme (in German). October 28th 2020. 

“In the Eye of the Storm: Firms and Capital Destruction in India”, with Martino Pelli, Natalia Bezmaternykh, Kodjovi Mawulikplimi Eklou, IMF Working Paper No. 20/203. [paper][IMF WP online appendixSubmitted. 

Coverage: Livemint. February 20th 2020.

“The Long-Term Effects of Unexpected Interruptions in Compulsory Schooling”, with Angélique Bernabe, Boubacar Diop and Martino Pelli. [paperSubmitted.

“Technological Change, Firm Heterogeneity and Wage Inequality”, with Matias Cortes, Adrian Lerche and Uta Schoenberg. [paper]

WORK IN PROGRESS

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

“Does Transport Infrastructures Create Resilience to Hurricanes? Evidence from India”, with Antoine Gervais, Martino Pelli and Avralt-Od Purevjav

“Capital Investments and Road Infrastructures in India”, with Antoine Gervais, Martino Pelli and Avralt-Od Purevjav

The Short-Run Dynamic Employment Effects of Natural Disasters: New Insights“, with Alessandro Barattieri, Patrice Borda, Alberto Brugnoli 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]