Hâle Utar

Hâle [haːleh] Utar

I am an Associate Professor and Sidney Meyer Chair in International Economics at Grinnell College.

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RESEARCH

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT WORKING PAPERS

HONORS, GRANTS, VISITS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

    • Ranked by Handelsblatt (Forschungmonitoring 2017) as among the top 100 economists in the DACH countries

    • Invited Research Visit, the Center for Economic Studies (CES), Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, April 2016

    • Invited Research Visit, the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London, March 2019

    • Visiting Scholar, Instito Nacionel de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI), Aguascalientes, Nov 2010

    • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Labor Markets Dynamics and Growth Center, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Fall 2009

    • Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, Faculty Research Grant, Spring 2009

    • National Science Foundation Research Grant, “Openness, Industrial Evolution and Job Flows”, (SES 061788 subcontracted from Pennsylvania State University as PI under 3383-UC-NSF-7888).

    • Full Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Economics, 2001-2006

    • Haci Omer Sabanci Scholarship, 1993-1999, awarded for outstanding performance in the National Student Placement Examination

INVITED SEMINAR TALKS

RECENTLY INVITED SEMINAR TALKS

    • University of Cardiff, UK, 2021

    • Iowa State University, Ames, 2021

    • Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, 2020 ;

    • CReAM, University College London, 2019;

    • University of Trento, Italy, 2019;

    • IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), Bonn, 2019;

    • University of Cologne, Germany, 2019;

    • University of New South Whales (UNSW), Sydney, 2018;

    • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE), Shanghai, 2018;

    • Johns Hopkins SAIS, Washington D.C. 2018;

    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2018;

    • World Bank, Washington D.C. 2018;

    • Maastricht University, 2018 ;

    • GIGA-German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, 2018 ;

    • University of Gottingen, 2018 ;

    • Norwegian School of Economics, 2017;

    • Copenhagen Business School, 2017 ;

    • Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, 2017 ;

    • University of Munich, 2017;

INVITED SEMINAR TALKS EARLIER THAN 2017

Bielefeld University, Germany; Bogazici University, Istanbul; Central European University, Budapest; Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Johannes Kepler University of Linz; Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) (x2); Koc University, Istanbul; Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland; University of Aarhus, Denmark; University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Duisburg-Essen; University of Groningen; University of Iowa; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; University of Munich (x2), University of Nottingham; University of Texas, Austin; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Sabanci University, Istanbul.

CONFERENCE and WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

RECENT PRESENTATIONS (since 2015)

        • 2020 :

          • NBER SI Gender in the Economy

          • The Econometric Society and Bocconi University Virtual World Congress

          • EALE SOLE AASLE World Conference

          • CESIfo Area Conference on Global Economy

          • AEL Conference of the Research Group on Development Economics

        • 2019 :

          • European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT), London School of Economics and CEPR

          • 6th Institutions Trade & Economic Development (InsTED) Workshop, Nottingham, UK

          • Empirical Investigations in International Trade (EIIT), University of Colorado, Boulder

          • 10th Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN) Conference, Bogotá, Colombia

          • CAED Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

          • The International Conference of the DFG Labor Network : "Technology, Demographics and the Labor Market", Cologne

          • CESIfo Area Conference on Applied Microeconomics, Munich

          • North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), session on Crime and Development, Atlanta

          • the 13 Winter Workshop in Economics at Koç University, Istanbul

        • 2018 :

          • Applied Economics Workshop, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

          • Koc University, Winter Workshop, Istanbul

          • Polarisation(s) in Labour Markets, DARES-ILO Conference, Paris

          • CESIfo Area Conference on Global Economy, Munich

          • CESIfo Area Conference on Employment and Social Protection, Munich

          • Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference (LETC), Izola, Slovenia

          • EEA-ESEM, Cologne

          • European Meeting of the Urban Economic Association, Dusseldorf

          • CBRT Policy Evaluation Workshop, Antalya

          • American Economic Association meetings (ASSA), session on Topics on International Trade, Philadelphia

        • 2017 :

          • CESIfo Area Conference: Employment and Social Protection, Munich

          • Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN), Annual Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay

          • 3rd International Conference of DFG Labor Network (SPP1764): The Role of the Firm in the Labor Market, Berlin

          • Sardinian Empirical Trade Conference, Cagliari

          • The European Trade Study Group (ETSG) Annual Conference, Florence

          • Aarhus-IfW Kiel Workshop, Sandbjerg, Denmark

        • 2016:

          • Koc University, Winter Workshop, Istanbul

          • Aarhus-Kiel Workshop, Sanbjerg, Denmark

          • TASKS IV: Labor Market Adjustments to Digitization and the Future of Work, Mannheim

          • DEGIT, XXI, Nottingham

          • EEA-ESEM, Geneva

          • 2nd International Conference of DFG Labor Network (SPP 1764): Occupations, Skill, and the Labor Market, Mannheim

          • American Economic Association Session on Trade and Firm Dynamics, San Francisco

        • 2015:

          • National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute (NBER-SI), CRIW Workshop, Cambridge, MA

          • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Istanbul

          • The Econometric Society World Congress, Montréal

          • Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference (LETC), Izola, Slovenia

          • Barcelona GSE Summer Forum : Trade, Growth and Income Distribution, Barcelona

          • International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Boston

          • 1st International Conference of DFG 1764 Labor Network (SPP 1764): The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Trade, Technology, and Demographics, Nuremberg

PRESENTATIONS before 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute (NBER-SI), Macroeconomics and Productivity, Cambridge, MA (x2)

National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute (NBER-SI), International Trade and Investment, Cambridge, MA

National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute (NBER-SI), Macroeconomics, Trade and Productivity Workshop, Cambridge, MA

North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), Philadelphia

North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), San Diego

North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), Chicago

Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings (SED), Vancouver

Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings (SED), Istanbul

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Nuremberg

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), London

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Chicago

International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Washington D.C.

International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Boston

International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Vancouver

International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Savannah

The European Trade Study Group (ETSG) Annual Conference, Munich

Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Invited Session on Firms’ Entry, New Orleans

Cornell-University of Michigan Conference on Labor Markets in Developing and Transition Economies, Ann Arbor

Egon-Sohmen Symposium: The Economic Consequences of Globalization, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

The World Congress on National Accounts and Economic Performance Measures for Nations, Washington D.C.

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Workshop: Firm-Level Data Analysis in Transition and Developing Economies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Labor Market Dynamics and Growth Meeting (LMDG) at the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo

Labor Market Dynamics and Growth (LMDG): The Conference on Labor Market and International Trade, Sandbjerg, Denmark

American Economic Association Session on Globalization and Labor Market Institutions: Firing Costs and Discrimination, San Francisco

Koc University, Winter Workshop, Istanbul

Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment Conference (EITI), Bangkok, Thailand

9th Danish International Economics Workshop, Aarhus, Denmark

Workshop on Applied International Trade and Trade Facilitation, Bilkent University, Ankara


PARTICIPATION in CONFERENCES where co-author presented

  • NBER ITI Winter Meeting 2015, Stanford

  • CESifo Area Conference on Global Economy 2015, Munich

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Graduate (PhD) Teaching

        • Empirical Industrial Organization (Bielefeld University 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

        • Industrial Organization (University of Colorado 2009, 2011)

        • Seminar in International Trade (Bielefeld University 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)

  • Undergraduate Teaching

          • Seminar in International Trade (Grinnell College 2019, 2020, 2021)

          • International Economics (Grinnell College 2020, 2021)

          • International Economics (Bielefeld University 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19)

          • Industrial Organization and Regulation (University of Colorado, 2007, 2010)

          • Multinational Firms in the Global Economy (2010, 2011)

          • Economics of the European Union and Its Enlargement Process (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

          • Intermediate Microeconomics (Penn State University, 2004, 2005)

STUDENT ADVISING

  • Ph.D. THESIS SUPERVISION

          • Luis Bernardo Torres Ruiz, "Mexican maquiladoras: Evidence from plant-level panel data'', University of Colorado, 2011

                • first placement: Banco de Mexico, now Texas A&M at Real Estate Center

          • Victor Eduardo Zapata Garcia, "Essays on Labor Economics and International Trade", 2019.


  • MASTER THESIS SUPERVISION

        • Melana Kalpakidou, "The Impact of Financial Crisis on Firms' Growth and Productivity: Evidence from Greece", 2018.

        • Huyen Nguyen, "Examination of Occupation Wage Gap with respect to Globalization", 2019.


  • UNDERGRADUATE HONOR THESIS SUPERVISION

        • Steven Cryer, "The impact of labor market regulations on the size of informal economy", University of Colorado, 2007 (magna cum laude)


  • Ph.D. THESIS SECOND ADVISOR

        • Robert Genthner, “Essays on International Trade and Development”, Gottingen University, in-progress.

        • Lasha Chochua, "Essays in Political Economy of International Trade Policy", Bielefeld University, 2019.

        • Niklas Herzig, "Essays in International Trade", Bielefeld University, 2019.


  • Ph.D. THESIS COMMITTEE MEMBER

        • Toni Glaser, "Essays on Globalization and Economic Policy", Bielefeld University, 2015

              • first placement: the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs

        • Watcharapong Ratisukpimol, "A Theory and Some Empirics on Modern Maritime Piracy", University of Colorado, 2011

              • first placement: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

        • Tianle Zhang, "Three Essays on Innovation and Information Economics", University of Colorado, 2010

              • first placement: School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong

        • Molly Lipscomb, "Three essays on environmental issues in developing countries", University of Colorado, 2009

              • first placement: Notre Dame University

        • Cong Khai Dinh, "Trade Effects of the WTO and Anti-dumping Policy in Developing Countries", University of Colorado, 2009

              • first placement: Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

        • Karuna Wiwattanakantang, "Three essays on fiscal competition, the value of commitment, and foreign direct investment determination", University of Colorado, 2008 (completed)


  • MASTER THESIS SECOND ADVISOR

        • Homa Haddad, "The Impact of Trade Sanctions on Iran'', 2018.

        • Alexander Ringbeck, "Bilateral investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement'', 2019.

        • Julius Ferdinand Loermann, "Wage Growth by Means of Job Changes and Promotions: Empirical Evidence for Germany'', Bielefeld University, 2015.

        • Clara Mareike Pott, "Intergenerational Educational Mobility: Empirical Evidence for Germany'', Bielefeld University, 2015.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Associate Editor: Review of International Economics, 2021 - .

Refereeing for: International Economic Review (IER), Review of Economics and Statistics (ReStat), Economic Journal (EJ), Journal of Development Economics (JDE), Journal of International Economics (JIE), Journal of Labor Economics (JOLE), European Economic Review (EER), Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE), Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (JMCB), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (JEMS), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (JEBO), Scandinavian Journal of Economics (SJE), World Bank Economic Review (WBER), Economic Inquiry (EI), Empirical Economics (EE), Southern Economic Journal (SEJ), International Review of Economics and Finance, International Economics and Economic Policy, Review of World Economics (ROWE), Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Asian Journal of Social Science, Economie et Statistique.

Reviewer for: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), The Leverhulme Trust

Chairing sessions at:

CESIfo Area Conference on Global Economy 2020; CESIfo Area Conference on Applied Microeconomics 2019; Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference 2018; 2nd International Conference on DFG Labor Network (SPP 1764): Occupations, Skill, and the Labor Market 2016; International Industrial Organization Conference 2012; International Industrial Organization Conference 2011 ; International Industrial Organization Conference 2010

Discussant at:

Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference 2018; Sardinian Empirical Trade Conference 2017; Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference 2015; International Industrial Organization Conference 2015; Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment Conference (EIIT) 2013; International Industrial Organization Conference 2012; International Industrial Organization Conference 2011; International Industrial Organization Conference 2010 ; American Economic Association Annual Meetings 2009 ; Empirical Investigation in International Trade Conference (EIIT) 2008; International Industrial Organization Conference 2007 ; Southern Economic Association Meetings 2007

Selection Committee for:

Selection Committee, ROWE Young Economist Award, 2015