Paul I. Ko

Welcome to my website!

I am a sixth-year 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
  • Urban & Regional Economics


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 attending the AEA meeting in San Diego between January 3rd - 5th, 2020.


My CV can be found here.