Research

Peer Reviewed Publications 

Bahar, D. and MA Santos. "One more resource curse: Dutch disease and export concentration." Journal of Development Economics 132 (2018) 102–114

[Harvard CID Working Paper Version]

Data for replication can be provided upon request



Bahar, D. and H. Rapoport. "Migration, knowledge diffusion and the comparative advantage of nations." The Economic Journal (2018)
Data for replication can be provided upon request

Bahar D. "Measuring knowledge intensity in manufacturing industries: A new approach". Applied Economic Letters (2018)
[Working paper accepted for publication] [Knowledge Intensity Measures]

Bahar, D., R. Hausmann, and C.A. Hidalgo. "Neighbors and the Evolution of the Comparative Advantage of Nations: Evidence of International Knowledge Diffusion?" Journal of International Economics 92 (2014) 111-123
Data for replication can be provided upon request


Working Papers


Bahar, D., CA Molina, MA Santos "Fool’s Gold: Currency Devaluations and Stock Prices of Multinational Companies Operating in Venezuela". Revision requested by Economia (The Journal of the Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Association).

[Harvard CID Working Paper Version]


Bahar, D. "The hardships of long distance relationships: knowledge transmission and the ease of communication within multinational firms". Revision requested by the Review of World Economics.
Previously circulated as "Heavier than air? Knowledge Transmission within the Multinational Firm"


Bahar, D., A. Hauptmann, C. Özgüel and H. Rapoport "Productive knowledge diffusion through return migration: a natural experiment of Yugoslavian refugees in Germany" 

[Coming Soon]


Bahar, D., E. Stein, R. Wagner and S. Rosenow "The birth and growth of new export clusters: which mechanisms drive diversification?" 

Bahar, D. "Diversification or specialization: what is the path to growth and development?"
[Download] [Blog Post]

Selected Work in Progress

"Human mobility, innovation and the diffusion of knowledge" (with R Choudhury)


"Business travel: what is it all about?" (with M Coscia, F Neffke and R Hausmann) 

"Labor migrants and sector-specific productivity: a natural experiment in the Palestinian Territories" (with A Zimring) 



Policy Papers and Others Oldies

Bahar, D. 2011. "Guide for Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) in the Caribbean Countries." Inter American Development Bank / Compete Caribbean. [Download]

Bahar, D. and V Cheng, 2016. "Trinidad and Tobago: Lessons from a Product Space Analysis." Inter American Development Bank. [Download]

Bahar, D. 2009. "Aid and Fertility." Harvard CID Working Papers Series, no. 38.