I received my bachelor's degree in mathematics and
Most of my research is on industrial sector problems in developing countries. My recent publications include “Market Entry Costs, Producer Heterogeneity and Export Dynamics” (co-authored with Mita Das and Mark Roberts, forthcoming in Econometrica), “Trade Policy and Industrial Sector Responses: Using Evolutionary Models to Interpret the Evidence” (co-authored with Erkan Erdem, in Brookings Trade Forum 2003) “Plant- and Firm-Level Evidence on the ‘New’ Trade Theories” (in Handbook of International Trade, Oxford: Basil-Blackwell, 2003), "Manufacturing Firms in Developing Countries: How Well do They do and Why?" (Journal of Economic Literature, March 2000), "Is Learning by Exporting Important? Micro-dynamic Evidence from Colombia, Mexico and Morocco (co-authored with Sofronis Clerides and Saul Lach, Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 1998), "Sunk Costs and the Decision to Export in Colombia" (co-authored with Mark Roberts, American Economic Review, September 1997), and Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries (a co-edited volume with Mark Roberts, Oxford University Press, 1996).
“Supplier Responses to WalMart’s Invasion in Mexico” (draft) co-authored with Leo Iacovone, Beata Javorcik, and Wolfgang Keller.
"Firm Dynamics, Job Turnover, and Wage Distributions in an Open Economy ," co-authored with Kerem Cosar and Nezih Guner.
"Credit Rationing, Risk Aversion
and Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries," co-authored with
Rick Bond and Hale Utar. NBER
working paper 14116.
“Openness and Industrial Response in a Wal-Mart World: A Case Study of Mexican Soaps, Detergents and Surfactant Producers” (draft) co-authored with Beata Javorcik and Wolfgang Keller. Forthcoming in World Economy. (Previous version appeared as NBER working paper 12457)
"Firm-Level Productivity Studies: Illusions and a Solution," co-authored with Hajime Katayama and Shihua Lu. International Journal of Industrial Organization, May, 2009. (Previous version appeared as NBER Working Paper No. 9617)
“The Margins of Entry into Export Markets: Evidence from Colombia,” (figures and tables) co-authored with Jonathan Eaton, Marcela Eslava and Maurice Kugler, in Elhanan Helpman, Dalia Marin, and Thiery Verdier, eds., The Organization of Firms in a Global Economy, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. (Previous version appeared as NBER working paper 13531.)
"Market Entry Costs, Producer Heterogeneity and Export Dynamics," co-authored with Mita Das and Mark Roberts, in Econometrica, May, 2007. (Previous version appeared as NBER Working Paper 8629)
"Product Quality, Productive Efficiency, and International Technology Diffusion," co-authored with Aart Kraay and Isidro Soloaga, in Bernard Hoekman and Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, eds., Global Integration and Technology Transfer. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank and Palgrave McMillan, 2006.
"Trade Policy and Industrial Sector Responses: Using Evolutionary Models to Interpret the Evidence," with Erkan Erdem, in Susan Collins and Dani Rodrik, eds., Brookings Trade Forum 2003 Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 2004. (Previous version appeared as NBER Working Paper No. 9947)
and Firm-level Evidence on the 'New' Trade Theories" in E. Kwan Choi and James Harrigan, ed., Handbook of International Trade,
"A Firm's-Eye View of Commercial Policy and Fiscal Reforms in Cameroon" with Bernard Gauthier and Isidro Soloaga in World Bank Economic Review 16(3), 2002
"Manufacturing Firms in Developing Countries: How Well do They do and Why?" in Journal of Economic Literature, March, 2000.
"Does Promoting High Tech Products Spur Development?" with Julie Hunt, appeared as “Es la promoción de industrias de alta tecnología un motor para el desarrollo?” with Julie Hunt, in Competitividad de las Exportaciones en Colombia, Bogota: Tercer Mundo, 2000.
· Econ 404W (undergraduate writing-intensive course)
· Econometrics (undergraduate)
· Honors Seminar (undergraduate)
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James R. Tybout
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