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Stephen Yeaple

Associate Professor of Economics

Joined the faculty in 2008

Ph.D., 2000

University of Wisconsin – Madison

520 Kern Graduate Building

Phone: (814) 865-5452

Fax: (814) 863-4775


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Office Hours for Spring 2014: by appointment


Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

  • International Trade
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Micro Econoimcs

Recent Publications:

"Multinational Enterprises, International Trade, and Technology Diffusion: A Firm-level Analysis of the Productivity Effects of Foreign Competition in the United States," (with Wolfgang Keller), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009, Vol. 91(4): 821–831.

“Firm Heterogeneity and the Structure of U.S. Multinational Activity: An Empirical Analysis,” Journal of International Economics, 2009, 78(2): 206-215.

“International Knowledge Sourcing: Evidence from U.S. Firms Expanding Abroad” (with Wilbur Chung), Strategic Management Journal, 2008, 29(11): 1207-1224.

"An Assignment Theory of Foreign Direct Investment," (with Volker Nocke), Review of Economic Studies, 2008, 75(2): 529-557.

"Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions versus Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment: The Role of Firm Heterogeneity," (with Volker Nocke), Journal of International Economics, 2007, 72(2): 336-365.

"Offshoring, Foreign Direct Investment and the Structure of U.S. Trade," Journal of the European Economic Association, 2006, 4(2-3), 602-611.

"A Simple Model of Firm Heterogeneity, International Trade, and Wages," Journal of International Economics, 2005, 65(1): 1-20.

"Exports versus FDI with Heterogeneous Firms," (with Elhanan Helpman and Marc Melitz), American Economic Review, 2004, 94(1): 300-316.

"The Complex Integration Strategies of Multinational Firms and Cross-Country Dependencies in the Structure of Foreign Direct Investment," Journal of International Economics, 2003, 60(2): 293-314.

"The Role of Skill Endowments in the Structure of U.S. Outward Foreign Direct Investment," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, 85(3): 726-734.

Research in Progress:

  • "Scale, Scope, and the Expansion Strategies of Multinational Firms"
  • "Proximity versus Comparative Advantage: A Quantitative Model of Trade and Multinational Production," (with Costas Arkolakis, Natalia Ramonodo, and Andres Rodriguez-Clare)