Hâle [haːleh] Utar


  
             

I am a professor of economics at Bielefeld University, Germany.

Research/Papers    Publications    Talks   Teaching   Professional Service 

For a complete CV click here.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS





  • Firms and Labor in Times of Violence: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War, 2018, CESIfo Working Paper # 7345.

  • Globalization, Gender, and the Family, with W. Keller (University of Colorado),  2018,
    NBER Working Paper # 25247.
    • featured  in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,  FAZ


 
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
  • 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 

Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2018;
University of Virginia, 2018;
World Bank, 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;
Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), 2016;
University of Munich, 2016;
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2016;
Johannes Kepler University of Linz, 2015;
University of Nottingham, 2015;
University of Duisburg-Essen, 2015;
University of Groningen, 2014;
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
(IfW), 2014;
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013;
Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 2013;
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2010;
University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 2009;
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 2009;
University of Texas, Austin, 2006;
University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006;
University of Iowa, 2006;
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2006;
Queen’s University, Kingston, 2006;
Central European University, Budapest, 2006;
Koc University, Istanbul, 2006;
Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2006;
Sabanci University, Istanbul, 2006.

  PRESENTATIONS in CONFERENCES and WORKSHOPS

  • 2019 (scheduled):
  • North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), session on Crime and Development, Atlanta
  • 2018
    • Applied Economics Workshop, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (scheduled)
    • Koc University, Winter Workshop, Istanbul (scheduled)
    • 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
  • 2014:
    • The European Trade Study Group (ETSG) Annual Conference, Munich
    • Workshop on Applied International Trade and Trade Facilitation, Bilkent University, Ankara
    • North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), Philadelphia
  • 2013 :
    • 9th Danish International Economics Workshop, Aarhus, Denmark
    • Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment Conference (EITI), Bangkok, Thailand
    • North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), San Diego
  • 2012:
    • Koc University, Winter Workshop, Istanbul
    • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Nuremberg
    • International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Washington D.C.
    • North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (ASSA), Chicago
  •  2011:
    • National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute (NBER-SI), Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop, Cambridge, MA
    • International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Boston
  • 2010:
    • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), London
    • International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Vancouver
    • Labor Market Dynamics and Growth Meeting (LMDG) at the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo
  • 2009:
    • European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Workshop: Firm-Level Data Analysis in Transition and Developing Economies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings (SED), Istanbul
    • American Economic Association Session on Globalization and Labor Market Institutions: Firing Costs and Discrimination, San Francisco
  • 2008 :
    • 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.
    • Labor Market Dynamics and Growth (LMDG): The Conference on Labor Market and International Trade, Sandbjerg, Denmark
  • 2007:
    •  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
    • 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
    • International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Savannah
  • 2006:
    • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Chicago
    • Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings (SED), Vancouver
  • 2005:
    • National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute (NBER-SI), Macroeconomics and Productivity, Cambridge, MA


  PARTICIPATION in CONFERENCES where co-author presented
  • NBER ITI Winter Meeting 2015, Stanford
  • CESifo Area Conference on Global Economy 2015, Munich

  TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  •        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
  •        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, in progress.

MASTER THESIS SUPERVISION
        •  Melana Kalpakidou, "The Impact of Financial Crisis on Firms' Growth and Productivity: Evidence from Greece", 2018.
    •  Huyen Nguyen, in progress.

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

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

Niklas Herzig, "Essays in International Trade",  Bielefeld University, in progress.

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'', in progress.

Alexander Ringbeck, "Bilateral investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement'', in progress.

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

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), Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (JMCB), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (JEMS), Scandinavian Journal of Economics (SJE), World Bank Economic Review (WBER), Economic Inquiry (EI), Empirical Economics (EE), 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:
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

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Graduate Student Training, European Doctorate in Economics Erasmus Mundus, Berlin 2018
Deputy member for the Studienbeirat, Bielefeld University, 2015 -
Member of the Bielefeld Graduate School in Theoretical Sciences, Bielefeld University, 2014 - 
Ad-Hoc Committee on Plagiarism, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, 2010 
Member of the Graduate Admission Committee, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, 2010
Recruiting Committee Member in International Trade, University of Colorado, 2008
Executive Committee Member, International Affairs Program, University of Colorado, 2008-2010
Liaison for the Computing Resources, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, 2007-2011
Member of the Research Committee, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, 2007-2008
Member of the Graduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, 2006-2007.