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Sciences Po

Department of Economics

28 rue des Saints Pères

75007 Paris



Born: 11 May, 1977

Citizen of France

Married to Marianne Andries

Two children: Gaspard (2005) and Léon (2008)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Economics, 2005

Thesis advisor: Xavier Gabaix

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

M.A. in Economics, 2000

Academic Positions

Sciences Po, Paris, Department of Economics

Professor of Economics

Since 2016

Toulouse School of Economics

Professor of Economics


University of Chicago, Department of Economics

Assistant Professor and Thornber Research Fellow

2005-2013 (on leave 2008-09 and 2012-13)

Visiting Positions

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute

BFI Visiting Scholar, July-August 2018

BFI Visiting Scholar, July-August 2017

BFI Visiting Scholar, July-August 2016

BFI Visiting Scholar, July-August 2015

BFI Visiting Scholar, July-August 2014

CME Group Foundation Fellow, July-August 2013

Yale University, Cowles Foundation

Cowles visitor, March 2017

Cowles visitor, April 2013

Princeton University, Department of Economics

Peter B. Kenen Visiting Fellow, 2008-2009

London School of Economics

Visiting Researcher, 2002-2003

Other Positions

Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Research Fellow, since 2015 (International Trade and Regional Economics)

Research Affiliate, 2009-2015 (International Trade and Regional Economics)

Banque de France

Research Department Consultant, 2012-2016

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Faculty Research Fellow, 2006-2013 (International Trade and Investment)

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Research Department Consultant, 2006-2012

Editorial Activity

Review of Economic Studies

Member of the Board of Directors, since 2018.

Member of the Board of Editors, since 2013.


2018 Keynote address: CESifo "Global Area Conference", Munich.

2017 Keynote address: CEPR/CEBRA/Bank of Italy, "Rethinking Competitiveness, Structural Reforms, and Macro Policy" conference.

2016 Teacher of the year award (Toulouse School of Economics, PhD).

2013-2018 ERC starting grant 337272-FiNet (Firm Networks, Trade and Growth: 1,169,400€).

2013 Keynote address: University of Leuven, "International Workshop on Networks and Trade" conference.

2011-2014 NSF grant SES-1061622 (The Network Structure of International Trade: $267,930).

2008-2009 Kenen Fellowship, Princeton.

2005-2012 Thornber Research Fellowship, University of Chicago.

2005 Review of Economic Studies European Tour.

2005 Robert M. Solow Prize for Graduate Student Excellence, MIT.

2002-2003 European Commission Grant.

2000-2002 MIT, Graduate Fellowship.

1997-2001 Ecole Normale Supérieure, Full Fellowship.


Migrants, Ancestors and Foreign Investments

(Konrad Burchardi; Thomas Chaney; and Tarek Hassan)

[PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]

Review of Economic Studies, Accepted

The Gravity Equation in International Trade: An Explanation

(Thomas Chaney)

February 2018, 126(1): 150-77 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]

©2018 by the University of Chicago

Journal of Political Economy

Quality Pricing-to-Market

(Raphael Auer; Thomas Chaney; and Philip Saure)

January 2018, 110: 87-102 | [PDF] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]

©2018 by Elsevier

Journal of International Economics

Liquidity Constrained Exporters

(Thomas Chaney)

November 2016, 72: 141-54 | [PDF] | [BibTeX]

©2016 by Elsevier

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Networks in International Trade

(Thomas Chaney)

April 2016: 754-75 | [PDF] | [BibTeX]

Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks

edited by Yann Bramoulle, Andrea Galleoti and Bryan Rogers

©2016 by the Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

The Network Structure of International Trade

(Thomas Chaney)

November 2014, 104(11): 3600-34 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]

©2014 by the American Economic Association

American Economic Review

Market Size, Division of Labor, and Firm Productivity

(Thomas Chaney and Ralph Ossa)

May 2013, 90(1): 177-80 | [PDF] | [BibTeX]

©2013 by Elsevier

Journal of International Economics

The Collateral Channel: How Real Estate Shocks Affect Corporate Investment

(Thomas Chaney; David Sraer; and David Thesmar)

October 2012, 102(6): 2381-2409 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]

©2012 by the American Economic Association

American Economic Review

Exchange Rate Pass-Through in a Competitive Model of Pricing-to-Market

(Raphael Auer and Thomas Chaney)

February 2009, 41(s1): 151-75 | [PDF] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]

©2009 by the Ohio State University

Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

Distorted Gravity: The Intensive and Extensive Margins of International Trade

(Thomas Chaney)

September 2008, 98(4): 1707-21 | [PDF] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]

©2008 by the American Economic Association

American Economic Review


2018: UCLA, Munich (CESifo, keynote lecture), Edinburgh, Copenhagen (REStud tour reunion), CEPII (Paris).

2017: MIT, Yale, Chicago (BFI), Princeton (IES conference), NYU, Brown, Zurich, Paris School of Economics/Sciences Po, INSEAD, Bank of Italy/CEBRA/CEPR (keynote lecture), Bank of England.

2016: University of Chicago (Neubauer Collegium), MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Einaudi (Rome), SED (Toulouse).

2015: Northwestern, Chicago Fed, ERWIT (CEPR trade), Trans-pyrenean Macro Conference (CREI-TSE), Paris School of Economics/Sciences Po, Marseille, Gerzensee, USC, Toulouse.

2014: Budapest (CEU), Columbia (Econ and GSB), Chicago (BFI), UCL, LSE.

2013: Oxford, Yale, CREI (Barcelona), Hong Kong (HKUST), Budapest (CEU), KU Leuven (keynote lecture), Mannheim.

2012: LBS, LSE, BU, Rochester, UW Madison, NY Fed, Harvard, Princeton (IES), Erasmus-Rotterdam, Louvain-CORE, Zurich, Bilkent-Ankara, Hitotsubashi-Tokyo.

2011: Chicago, UC Berkeley, UBC Vancouver (2), Penn State, Brown, Sciences Po (Paris), Bocconi, Toulouse.

2010: Chicago (Stevanovich Center), UQAM, Toulouse, Sciences Po (Paris), NBER SI (trade), Princeton, Wharton, UW Milwaukee, Yale, Toronto, Columbia, IMF, Harvard, MIT, NYU.

2009: LBS, LSE, INSEAD, Michigan Ann Arbor, UC San Diego, UCLA.

2008: UC Berkeley, San Francisco Fed, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Princeton, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz.

2007: Dartmouth, UBC Vancouver, Paris School of Economics, SED (Prague), Princeton (IES), Board of Governors, Spanish Central Bank, NYU, UC Boulder, UW Madison, Purdue, NBER SI (real estate).

2006: Columbia, Chicago, UT Austin, European University Institute, Penn State, Chicago Fed.

2005: Chicago (Econ and GSB), Harvard, MIT, NYU, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UW Madison, UPenn, LSE, Toulouse, BU, BC, INSEAD, Board of Governors, NY Fed, World Bank, NBER SI (trade).

Teaching Experience

Sciences Po, Paris

International Trade (11029, Ph.D.).

Macroeconomics (16287, School of Public Affairs, M1).

Toulouse School of Economics

Trade and Growth I and II (DEEQA, Ph.D.).

Macroeconomics (L3, Undergraduate).

Topics in Economics (L1, Undergraduate).

University of Chicago

Firms and International Trade (Econ 357, Ph.D.).

Macroeconomics (Econ 202, Undergraduate).

Dissertation supervision

(Graduation year and initial placement in parenthesis, * if committee chair)

University of Chicago

Stefania Garetto (2008, Princeton IES Fellow and Boston University)

Abderrahmane Reda Cherif (2008, International Monetary Fund)

Asier Mariscal (2010, University of Alicante)

Marc Teignier-Baque (2010, University of the Basque Country)

Dan Lu (2011, Princeton IES Fellow and Rochester University)

Ferdinando Monte (2011, John Hopkins Carey Business School)

Mehmet Fatih Ulu (2012, Turkish Central Bank)

Anna Wong (2012, US Treasury)

Luke Threinen (2012, Temple University)

Fernando Perez Cervantes (2013, Mexican Central Bank)

Seyedali Madani Zadeh (2013, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran)

Sebastian Sotelo (2014, Michigan Ann Arbor)

Adriaan Ten Kate* (2014, Alvarez & Marsal)

Enghin Atalay (2014, UW Madison)

Toulouse School of Economics

Johanna Schauer* (2016, International Monetary Fund)

Francois de Soyres* (2017, The World Bank)

Shekhar Tomar* (2017, Reserve Bank of India)

Maxime Liegey* (2017, Javeriana University, Colombia)

Simon Fuchs* (2018, Atlanta Fed)

Lan Lan* (2018, University of Oslo)

Sciences Po

Ludovic Panon* (current)

Clement Mazet* (current)

Stefan Pauly* (current)

Organization of conferences

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute

New Investigations of Intra- and International Trade

May 2017 (co-organized with Rodrigo Adao, Jonathan Dingel, and Felix Tintelnot)

Understanding Trade Within and Across Countries

April 2016 (co-organized with Felix Tintelnot)

Flows of Goods and Technologies in the Global Economy

April 2015 (co-organized with Felix Tintelnot)

Networks in Macroeconomics and Finance

July 2013 (co-organized with Fernando Alvarez)

Toulouse School of Economics

Economic History Mini-Conference: Trade and History

March 2015 (co-organized with Mohamed Saleh and Christian Hellwig)


American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal: Micro, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Economic Dynamic and Control, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economica, International Economic Review, Review of World Economics, IMF Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Review of Financial Studies, National Science Foundation, European Research Council.