Davin Chor

Davin Chor

Department of Economics
National University of Singapore
1 Arts Link, AS2 #06-02
Singapore 117570

Tel: (65) 6516-3946
E-mail: davinchor@nus.edu.sg


Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 2007.
A.M., Statistics, Harvard University, 2000.
A.B., Economics, Harvard University, summa cum laude, 2000.

Briefly: I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, NUS.
My research interests are in: International trade, Political economy, and Economic history.

Working Papers:

o  "Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis". With Laura Alfaro, Pol Antràs, and Paola Conconi. April 2015.

o  "Host-Country Financial Development and Multinational Activity". With L. Kamran Bilir and Kalina Manova. June 2015 version. Under review.
      [Supplemental Appendix]

o  "Cumulative Innovation, Growth, and the Protection of Ideas". With Edwin L.-C. Lai. December 2014 version. Under Review.
      Previously circulated as CESifo Working Paper No. 4407: "Cumulative Innovation, Growth, and Welfare-Improving Patent Policy".

o  "Obedience, Schooling, and Political Participation". With Filipe R. Campante. March 2010 version.


o  ""The People Want the Fall of the Regime": Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy". Journal of Comparative Economics, August 2014, 42(3): 495-517.
      With Filipe R. Campante. [Online Appendix] [Data and Program Files]

o  "Organizing the Global Value Chain". Econometrica, November 2013, 81(6): 2127-2204.
      With Pol Antràs. [Online Appendix] [Data and Program Files] [Slides] Also: NBER Working Paper No. 18163.

o  "Schooling, Political Participation, and the Economy". Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2012, 94(4): 841-859.
      With Filipe R. Campante. [Supplementary Appendix] [Data and Programs]
      Previously circulated as: "Schooling and Political Participation in a Neoclassical Framework: Theory and Evidence".

o  "Measuring the Upstreamness of Production and Trade Flows". American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2012, 102(3): 412-416.
      With Pol Antràs, Thibault Fally, and Russell Hillberry.
      Longer version: NBER Working Paper No. 17819. [Data and Programs]

o  "Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab Spring". Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2012, 26(2): 167-188.
      With Filipe R. Campante. [Supplementary Appendix] [Data and Programs]

o  "Off the Cliff and Back? Credit Conditions and International Trade during the Global Financial Crisis". Journal of International Economics, May 2012, 87(1): 117-133.
      Special issue symposium on the Global Dimensions of the Financial Crisis.
      With Kalina Manova. Also: NBER Working Paper No. 16174. Featured in the NBER Digest, December 2010.

o  "Unpacking Sources of Comparative Advantage: A Quantitative Approach". Journal of International Economics, November 2010, 82(2): 152-167.
      [Supplementary Appendix] Also, please see: [Short Corrigendum]

o  "Subsidies for FDI: Implications from a Model with Heterogeneous Firms". Journal of International Economics, June 2009, 78(1): 113-125.
      [Appendix (Proofs)]

o  "Instability and the Incentives for Corruption". Economics and Politics, March 2009, 21(1): 42-92.
      With Filipe R. Campante and Quoc-Anh Do. [Supplementary Appendix] [Data on Average Incumbent Tenure]

o  "Institutions, Wages and Inequality -- The Case of Europe and its Periphery (1500-1899)". Explorations in Economic History, October 2005, 42(4): 547-566.
      Also: Harvard CID Graduate Student Working Paper Series No. 1.

Other Papers:

o  "The 2004 Global Labor Survey: Workplace Institutions and Practices around the World". With Richard B. Freeman.
      September 2005. NBER Working Paper No. 11598. [Data]

Older Stuff:

o  "Innovation and Patentability Requirement in a Globalized World". With Edwin L.-C. Lai.

o  "Skilled and Unskilled Wages in a Globalizing World, 1968-1998".
      Unpublished mimeo, not to be cited (dataset under revision).

Op-Eds and Other Writings:

o  "Reflections on LKY from a Singaporean economist".
      24 Mar 2015.

o  "Same Product, Different City, Different Price". With Gilbert Neo.
      The Straits Times, 3 Jul 2014, p.A26. Ask: NUS Economists column.

o  "Where are Countries Positioned along Global Production Lines?".
      Macroeconomic Review, Monetary Authority of Singapore, April 2014, Volume XIII, Issue 1, April 2014, pp.94-99. Special Feature C.

o  "What's Keeping Blue-Collar Wages Low?".
      The Straits Times, 2 Jan 2014, p.A26. Ask: NUS Economists column.

o  "The Educated Middle Class, their Economic Prospects, and the Arab Spring". With Filipe R. Campante.
      The World Financial Review, Sep/Oct 2012, pp.70-72.

o  ""The People Want the Fall of the Regime": Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy". With Filipe R. Campante.
      VOX, 25 Apr 2011.

o  "Teaching Rebels". With Filipe R. Campante.
      International Herald Tribune, 23 Feb 2011, contributed op-ed.

o  "Reflections on Budget 2011".
      REACH weblog, 21 Feb 2011, guest blog.

o  "Off the Cliff and Back? Credit Conditions and International Trade during the Global Financial Crisis". With Kalina Manova.
      VOX, 15 Feb 2010.

o  "700-billion-dollar question: Why Did They Change Their Minds?". With Filipe R. Campante.
      Guest blog, 5 Oct 2008, Dani Rodrik's weblog. [Technical Appendix

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