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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 economic research that focuses on the real sector of the global economy, and on how regulation and other environmental factors shape trade and commerce around the world. A selection of representative research topics can be found by looking through our working paper series.

The research conducted by the group has an explicitly applied focus, using both theoretical and empirical approaches to understand contemporary issues relevant to both the firms engaged in global commerce and to the policy makers that set the rules by which that commerce is conducted. Toward this end, the research group aims to foster substantive research that contributes to a deeper understanding of economic theory and measurement, as applied to this broad area of inquiry.

John Asker
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