International Trade and Development

International Trade and Development


Jonathan Eaton, Trade and the Global Recession, American Economic Review, VOL. 106, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2016 (pp. 3401-38), with Samuel Kortum, Brent Neiman, John Romalis.

Michael Gechter, Indian Labor Regulations and the Cost of Corruption: Evidence from the Firm Size Distribution

Michael Gechter, Efficiency And Equity Of Land Policy In Developing Country Cities: Evidence From The Mumbai Mills Redevelopment

Kala Krishna, “How You Export Matters: Export Mode, Learning, and Productivity in China,” with Xue Bai and Hong Ma. NBER Working Paper No 21164. Journal of International Economics, Vol. 104, January 2017, Pages 122–137.

Kala Krishna, “Firm Heterogeneity and Costly Trade: A New Estimation Strategy and Policy Experiments”, with Ivan Cherkashin, Svetlana Demidova and Hiau Looi Kee. Journal of International Economics, Volume 96, Issue 1, pages 18-36, May 2015.

Kim Ruhl, New Exporter Dynamics, with J. Willis, 2017: International Economic Review, 58 (3), pp. 703–725,

Kim Ruhl, Intrafirm Trade and Vertical Fragmentation in U.S. Multinational Corporations, with N. Ramondo and V. Rappoport, 2016: Journal of International Economics, 99 (1), pp. 51–59,

James Tybout, “Firm Dynamics, Job Turnover, and Wage Distributions in an Open Economy ,” co-authored with Kerem Cosar and Nezih Guner,  American Economic Review, March 2016

James Tybout, “Credit Rationing, Risk Aversion and Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries,” co-authored with Rick Bond and Hale Utar, International Economic Review, July, 2015. 

Stephen Yeaple, “Innovation and Production in the Global Economy”, with Costas Arkolakis, Natalia Ramondo, and Andres Rodriguez-Clare, American Economic Review, June 2018.

Stephen Yeaple, “On the Relationship Between Quality and Productivity: Evidence from China’s Accession to the WTO”, with Haichao Fan and Amber Li, Journal of International Economics, 2018, 110(1): 28-49.

Setzler, Bradley, and Felix Tintelnot. “The effects of foreign multinationals on workers and firms in the United States.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 136, no. 3 (2021): 1943-1991.


About International Trade and Development

The interests of the international research group reflect the globalization of almost every aspect of economics. Members of the group study international trade in goods and services and the impact of trade policies,multinational firms and the globalization of production,the microeconomics and industrial organization of globally engaged firms, and the international aspects of monetary and fiscal policy.

The development group studies the experiences of developing countries and the process of development from many perspectives. Research topics include the impact of globalization, contracting issues, credit market imperfections, human capital accumulation, state capacity, and regulation in developing economies.

This group holds weekly seminars and is planning a conference to be held at Penn State.

Related Event Seminars

No data was found