Research Statement
CV
Associate Professorof Economics (w/out tenure)
Columbia University,Graduate School of Business
and
Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business
Columbia University,Graduate School of Business
Uris Hall, 6223022 BroadwayNew York, NY 10027hjort@columbia.edu+1-212-854-5957


Jonas Hjort


RESEARCH ON WORKERS, FIRMS, AND ORGANIZATIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Published and forthcoming papers
HOW RESEARCH AFFECTS POLICY: EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FROM 2,150 BRAZILIAN MUNICIPALITIES, with Diana Moreira, Gautam Rao, and Juan Francisco SantiniAMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, conditionally accepted
VERTICAL INTEGRATION, SUPPLIER BEHAVIOR, AND QUALITY UPGRADING AMONG EXPORTERS, with Christopher Hansman, Gianmarco León, and Matthieu TeachoutJOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, vol. 128, no. 9, 3570-3625, September 2020Winner of the Oliver Williamson Award for Best Paper presented at the Society of Institutional and Organizational Economics 2018 annual conference in Montréal
INTERLINKED FIRMS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF PIECEMEAL REGULATION, with Christopher Hansman and Gianmarco LeónJOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, vol. 17, no. 3, 876-916, June 2019Online Appendix
THE ARRIVAL OF FAST INTERNET AND EMPLOYMENT IN AFRICA, with Jonas PoulsenAMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, vol. 109, no. 3, 1032-1079, March 2019Online Appendix
ETHNIC DIVISIONS AND PRODUCTION IN FIRMSQUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, vol. 129, no. 4, 1899-1946, November 2014Online AppendixWinner of the 2013 CESifo Prize for best paper in Applied Microeconomics
Working papers
ACROSS-COUNTRY WAGE COMPRESSION IN MULTINATIONALS, with Xuan Li and Heather SarsonsRevise&resubmit, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEWNBER working paper no. 26788, CEPR DP no. 14465
ETHNIC INVESTING AND THE VALUE OF FIRMS, with Christopher Yenkey and Changcheng SongRevise&resubmit, JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS AS SOURCES OF STATE EFFECTIVENESS, with Michael Carlos Best and David SzakonyiRevise&resubmit, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEWNBER working paper no. 23350, CEPR DP no. 11968, BREAD working paper no. 510Online Appendix, Slides
INFORMATIONAL BARRIERS TO MARKET ACCESS: EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FROM LIBERIAN FIRMS, with Vinayak Iyer and Golvine de RochambeauNBER working paper no. 27662, CEPR DP no. 17008
STRATEGIC OR CONFUSED FIRMS? EVIDENCE FROM "MISSING" TRANSACTIONS IN UGANDA, with Miguel Almunia, Justine Knebelmann, and Lin TianOnline Appendix
(Somewhat advanced stage) work in progress
THE MISSING MIDDLE MANAGERS: LABOR COSTS, FIRM STRUCTURE, AND DEVELOPMENT, with Hannes Malmberg and Todd Schoellman. [abstract]


RESEARCH ON OTHER TOPICS AND IN NON-ECONOMICS JOURNALS
Publications
UNIVERSAL INVESTMENTS IN INFANTS AND LONG-RUN HEALTH, with Mikkel Sølvsten and Miriam WüstAMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL: APPLIED ECONOMICS, vol. 9, issue 4, 78-104, October 2017
EBOLA, JOBS, AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN LIBERIA, with Jeremy Bowles, Timothy Melvin, and Eric WerkerBMJ: JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH, vol. 70, 271-277, 2016
PRE-COLONIAL CULTURE, POST-COLONIAL ECONOMIC SUCCESS? THE TSWANA AND THE AFRICAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE THE ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 63, no. 3, 688-709, August 2010
(Somewhat advanced stage) work in progress
HOW PURE-CHANCE MATCHING COMPARES TO A LABOR MARKET: NORWAY'S SHIFT AWAY FROM RANDOM SERIAL DICTATORSHIP FOR DOCTORS CHOOSING FIRST JOBS, with Ashna Arora and Leonard Goff. Work in progress [abstract]Selected for AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION PAPERS & PROCEEDINGS 2021