Research

Peer Reviewed Publications


Bahar, D., E. Stein, R. Wagner and S. Rosenow "Export take-offs and acceleration: unpacking cross-sector linkages in the evolution of comparative advantage" World Development 117 (2019) 48–60

Bahar, D., CA Molina, MA Santos "Fool’s Gold: Currency Devaluations and Stock Prices of Multinational Companies Operating in Venezuela." Economía (Journal of LACEA) 19:1 (2018) 99-128


Bahar, D. and H. Rapoport. "Migration, knowledge diffusion and the comparative advantage of nations." The Economic Journal128:612 (2018) F273-F305

Data for replication can be provided upon request


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

Data for replication can be provided upon request



Bahar D. "Measuring knowledge intensity in manufacturing industries: A new approach." Applied Economic Letters 26:3 (2018) 187-190
[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 and selected work in progress

Bahar, D. "The hardships of long distance relationships: time zone proximity and the location of MNC's knowledge intensive activities" Revision requested by the Journal of International Economics.

Bahar, D., R. Choudhury and H. Rapoport "Migration and Innovation: Evidence from Technology Take-offs" Revision requested by Research Policy.
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Bahar, D., A. Hauptmann, C. Özgüel and H. Rapoport "Let their knowledge flow: the effect of returning refugees on export performance in the former Yugoslavia

Kim, DJ; D. Bahar and R. Choudhury "The expansion in the spread of ideas and in global collaborations through flight connectedness"
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Bahar, D., R. Choudhury and J. Sappenfield "Do Multinational Enterprises Benefit From Reform of Migration Policy?Empirical Evidence on Global Collaborative Patenting"
[Coming Soon]

Bahar, D and M. Fiszbein. "Stages of development revisited"
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Selected "general audience" pieces and media

¿Más de ocho millones saldrían de Venezuela?, interview by CNN En Español, December 2018


"Refugee status and aid would unleash the potential of Venezuelan migrants" published by the Washington Post, September 2018 (with David Smolansky)


"How can developing countries use their diaspora capital?", policy brief published by Brookings, March 2018 (with Ernesto Talvi)

"Venezuela's refugee crisis will exceed Syria's; we must help" published by The Hill, February 2018


Others Oldies

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