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Commerce, Regulation & Trade

The Commerce, Regulation and Trade Research Group in NYU Stern's Center for Global Economy and Business supports research that concerns the three major drivers of global business: the public sector, firms and households. The specific focus is on how government regulation, firm-level actions and consumer preferences, along with other environmental factors, shape trade and commerce around the world.

The research conducted by the group has an explicitly applied emphasis, using both theoretical and empirical approaches. This group aims to foster substantive research that contributes to a comprehensive understanding of theory and measurement, as applied to the various constituents of the global economy in the areas of regulation, trade, policy, and business and household behavior. This may include faculty working in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations, and strategy.

A selection of representative research topics can be found by looking through our working paper series.

Kim Ruhl
Research Group Coordinator


Working Papers
Selection, Agriculture, and Cross-Country Productivity Differences
by David Lagakos, and Michael E. Waugh. March 2012

The Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence
by Ina Simonovska, and Michael E. Waugh. March 2012

The Agricultural Productivity Gap in Developing Countries
by Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos, and Michael E. Waugh. March 2012

Horizontal vs. Vertical FDI: Revisiting Evidence from U.S. Multinationals
by Natalia Ramondo, Veronica Rappoport, and Kim J. Ruhl. Dec 2011

Productivity Volatility and the Misallocation of Resources in Developing Economies
by Allan Collard Wexler, John Asker, and Jan De Loecker. 16 Aug 2011