Research


Welcome to my research page. 

I am currently Professor of Economics at Duke University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. 
I am also an associate editor of the Economic Journal, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of International Economics, Quantitative Economics, the Rand Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics

My research interests: Productivity/Innovation, Trade, and Industry Dynamics 

My research lies at the intersection of Productivity, International Trade, and Industrial Organization. Specifically, my research agenda is concentrated on using large-scale microdata to model and estimate a rich set of individual firm decisions, often dynamic, and to investigate how these decisions affect resource allocation, industry performance, and economic growth. 

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Working Papers (Preliminary Drafts):

Two Sided Search in International Markets, with J. Eaton, D. Jinkins, and J. Tybout 

Notching R&D Investment with Corporate Income Tax Cuts in China, with Z. Chen, Z. Liu, J.C. Suarez-Serrato

Working Papers under Submission:

Competitors, Complementors, Parents and Places: Explaining Regional Agglomeration in the U.S. Auto Industry, with Luis Cabral and Zhu Wang, NBER Working Paper 18973, June 2017, 2nd R&R at Review of Economic Dynamics

A Structural Empirical Model of R&D Investment, Firm Heterogeneity, and Industry Evolution, March, 2008 (under major rewriting, conditionally accepted at JIndE)

Refereed Publications:

Trade, Quality Upgrading, and Input Linkages: A Theory with Evidence from Colombia, with Ana Cecilia Fieler and Marcela Eslava, July 2017, American Economic Review, Jan, 2018

The Role of Firm Factors in Demand, Cost, and Export Market Selection for Chinese Footwear Producers, with Mark J. Roberts, Xiaoyan Fan, and Shengxing Zhang, NBER Working Paper 17725, Accepted at Review of Economic Studies

Competition, Markups, and the Gains from International Trade, Appendix, with Chris Edmond and Virgiliu Midrigan, American Economic Review, Oct, 2015

Indirect Input Linkages, with Marcela Eslava and Cecilia Fieler, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May, 2015 

Finance and Misallocation: Evidence from Plant-level Data, Appendix, with Virgiliu Midrigan, American Economic Review, Feb, 2014

Entry, Exit, and The Determinants of Market Structure, NBER Working Paper 15313, with Timothy Dunne, Shawn Klimek, and Mark J. Roberts, Rand Journal of Economics, Fall, 2013

Entrepreneurship and the Extensive Margin in Export Growth: A Microeconomic Accounting of Costa Rica’s Export Growth during 1997-2007, with Daniel Lederman and Andres Rodriguez-Clare, World Bank Economic Review, July, 2011

R&D Investment,Exporting, and Productivity Dynamics, with Bee Yan Aw and Mark J. Roberts, American Economic Review, June, 2011

Macroeconomic Implications of Size-Dependent Policies, with Nezih Guner and Gustavo Ventura. Review of Economic Dynamics, Oct, 2008 

R&D Investment, Export, and the Evolution of Firm Productivity, with Bee Yan Aw and Mark Roberts, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May, 2008

How Costly are Restrictions on Size, with Nezih Guner and Gustavo Ventura, Japan and the World Economy, 2006, 18, 302-320. 


Other Publications and Works:

The Dynamics of Market Structure and Market Size in Two Health Service Industries, with Timothy Dunne, Shawn Klimek,and Mark J. Roberts, in Timothy Dunne, J. Bradford Jensen, and Mark J.Roberts (eds.) Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data, University of Chicago Press.

Structural Analysis of Multi-Category Buyer Expenditure and Seller Entry in Two-Sided Exchange Network, with Vishal Narayan, Sha Yang, and Russ Winer, April 2013, R&R at JMR
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