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


CV

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  ""Just Do Your Job": Obedience, Routine Tasks, and the Pattern of Specialization". With Filipe R. Campante. Coming soon.

o  "Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis". With Laura Alfaro, Pol Antràs, and Paola Conconi. November 2016 version. Revised and resubmitted.
      Also: NBER Working Paper No. 21582.

o  "Host-Country Financial Development and Multinational Activity". With L. Kamran Bilir and Kalina Manova. October 2016 version. Under review.
      [Appendix: Tables and Figures] [Appendix: Model] Also: NBER Working Paper No. 20046.

o  "Cumulative Innovation, Growth, and the Protection of Ideas". With Edwin L.-C. Lai. December 2014 version. Under revision.
      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.


Publications:

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).


Other Writings (including op-eds):

o  "The Evolving Pattern of Production and Trade Networks in Asia". In collaboration with the Economic Policy Group at MAS.
      Macroeconomic Review, Monetary Authority of Singapore, October 2016, Volume XV, Issue 2, pp.80-90. Special Feature A.

o  ""Make or buy decisions over upstream and downstream inputs: An investigation of firm boundaries along value chains".
      With Laura Alfaro, Pol Antràs, and Paola Conconi.
      VOX, 14 Nov 2015.

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, 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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