Simmons Visiting Scholars

  The following six scholars in international economics are Simmons Visiting Scholars for the fall of 2014, visiting the Rhodes Center four days in the Fall Semester.  They will participate in the Conoco Phillips Seminar in International Economics and the Rhodes Center lunch and are available to meet with faculty and graduate students. 

1. Costas Arkolakis

   Arkolakis is an Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2007.  He has published in the Journal of Political Economy and in the American Economic Review.  He is the recipient of the NSF’s CAREER Award.  His has done frontier work on modeling firm participation in international trade and on quantitative spatial analysis.

2. Lorenzo Caliendo

   Caliendo is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Management.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2010 and was subsequently a Visiting Research Fellow at Princeton’s International Economics Section. His work on trade and the organization of firms recently appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics.  He has also written on the economic impact of NAFTA and dynamic Heckscher-Ohlin Theory and productivity and trade within the United States.

3. Arnaud Costinot

    Costinot is the Pentti J. K. Kouri Associate Professor of Economics at MIT. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 2005. He is one of the top young researchers in international economics.  He has already published papers in in all of the top journals in the profession: Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. His work combines economic theory with quantitative analysis.

4. Stefania Garetto

Garetto is an Assistant Professor at Boston University.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2008.  She has published in the American Economic Journal.  She has been a leading contributor to research on multinational production.    She is also working on international pricing, and firm dynamics.

5. Samuel Kortum

   Kortum is a professor of economics at Yale University.  He previously held tenured positions at the University of Chicago and at the University of Minnesota.  He received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1992.  He has published in Econometrica, the American Economic Review, and, the Journal of Political Economy. In 2004 he was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society for the best quantitative paper published in Econometrica. He has done pioneering theoretical and quantitative work on technology in the global economy and on firm participation in international trade.

6. Michael Peters

Michael Peters is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University.  He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2012.  He was previously a Postdoctoral Associate of the Cowles Foundation at Yale University and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.  He works on the role of firms in the international economy.