Paul I. Ko

Welcome to my website!

I am a Ph.D. student in Economics at The Pennsylvania State University.

Before graduate school, I attended Carnegie Mellon University where I graduated with B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Economics with minor in Japanese in 2014.

My research interests are

  • International Economics (International Macroeconomics and Trade)

  • Macroeconomics

  • International Development

In particular, I am interested in understanding the relationship between trade and business cycle synchronization. In my job market paper, I evaluate different forces that affect co-movement of international business cycles.

I will be on the 2020-2021 job market!

I am a co-organizer of the virtual Graduate Student International Political Economy (GSIPE) workshop, along with Cleo O'Brien Udry and Alexander Kirss.

My CV can be found here (or via GitHub).