RESEARCH INTERESTS                                                                                             Empirical Microeconomics, Labor Economics, International Trade, Development Economics


“Comparative Advantage, Capital Destruction, and Hurricanes”, with Martino Pelli.  Journal of International Economics, 108, 315-337, 2017. [paper][online appendix]

“Wage Formation: Towards Isolating Search and Bargaining Effects from the Marginal Product”. The Economic Journal, 127, 1693–1729, 2017. [paper][online appendix]

“The Wage Response to Shocks: The Role of Inter-Occupational Labor Adjustment”, Labour Economics, 37, 28-37, 2015. [paper][online appendix]


“Estimating the Gains from Trade in Frictional Local Labor Markets”, with German Pupato and Ben Sand. [draft]
“Increased Consumer Price Sensitivity and Wage Inequality”, with Matias Cortes and Uta Schoenberg. [draft upon request]

Abstract: Increases in wage inequality in many developed countries have been driven by increasing heterogeneity in wages between, rather than within, firms. So far the mechanisms that can lead to this increased heterogeneity in firm-level wages have not been explored. We show theoretically that an increase in consumers’ price sensitivity can lead to an increase in wage dispersion between firms within industries. This increased wage inequality is due to selection effects and due to differential employment and wage growth among surviving firms. We consider empirical evidence based on administrative records for private-sector employees in Germany in order to verify the various mechanisms highlighted by the model.

“Does Transport Infrastructures Create Resilience to Hurricanes? Evidence from India”, with Martino Pelli.
“Technological Change, Firm Heterogeneity and Wage Inequality”, with Matias Cortes and Uta Schoenberg. [draft upon request]
“Wages in the U.S. and Germany: Do Spillover Effects Explain the Difference?”, with Ben Sand
“Rural Electrification and Employment in India: Demand or Supply-Side Effect?”, with Rémi Bazillier, Ujjayant Chakravorty and Martino Pelli


Cadot, O., M. Olarreaga and J. Tschopp (2010), “Do Trade Agreements Reduce the Volatility of Agricultural Assistance Rates?”, in Kym Anderson (ed.), The Political Economy of Agricultural Trade Distortions, Cambridge University Press, July 2010. [paper version]