University of Virginia
Hi, there. I'm an economist with interests in international trade, economic development, political economy, and industrial organization. Lately I've been doing work on the dynamics of labor market adjustment to trade shocks; implications of worker mobility costs for trade and trade policy; globalization and risk; media bias and media mergers; and the economics of civil war in the Third World.
****Schedule for Bankard International and Development Economics Workshop, Spring 2013.
I really, really apologize for hardly ever updating this page. I’ll be more attentive to it in the future. Honest.
Here is my cv (updated May 2012).
“Media Mergers and Media Bias with Rational Consumers.” Joint with Simon Anderson, Journal of the European Economics Association 10:4, August 2012.
“Pareto-Improving Firing Costs?” Joint with Bilgehan Karabay. European Economic Review 55:8, December 2011.
"Recent Findings on Trade and Inequality." Joint with Ann Harrison and Margaret McMillan. Annual Reviews of Economics Volume 3, September 2011.
“A Structural Empirical Approach to Trade Shocks and Labor Adjustment: An Application to Turkey” (Joint with Erhan Artuç). In Guido Porto (ed.)(2010), Adjustment Costs and Adjustment Impacts of Trade Policy, World Bank.
“Trade, Offshoring, and the Invisible Handshake.” Joint with Bilgehan Karabay; Journal of International Economics 82:1 (2010).
New: "Trade Policy and Wage Inequality: A Structural Analysis with Occupational and Sectoral Mobility." Joint with Erhan Artuç.
Revised July 2012: “Looking for Local Labor Market Effects of NAFTA.” Joint with Shushanik Hakobyan. NBER Working Paper #16535 (November 2010).
"When is it Optimal to Delegate: The Theory of Fast-track Authority," joint with Levent Celik and Bilgehan Karabay. NBER Working Paper #17810 (February 2012).
“Trade policy making in a model of legislative bargaining,” joint with Levent Celik and Bilgehan Karabay. NBER Working Paper #17262 (July 2011).
“Globalization and Civil War.”
My new undergraduate textbook, International Trade: Analysis of Globalization and Policy, was finally been published by Wiley in October 2012. You can read the preface here. I’m pretty excited about the project because I’ve got a fairly innovative approach to teaching the material that has been very successful in the classroom. Here's the cover:
I spent the Spring 2012 semester on sabbatical in Cambridge, UK, where I was the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Scholar at Downing College at the University of Cambridge until July 2012. A beautiful place! And a lovely intellectual community. Here are some snapshots.
Here is the main Downing Court.
The view across the Downing Court.
The dining hall.
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