Geographic focus: International
Thematic interests: The experiences of China, Japan, Korea, India and others highlight that international trade expands greatly during periods of fast growth. This suggests that, perhaps, trade policy could play an important role in improving human welfare at a very large scale. My research focuses on uncovering the mechanism by which this occurs so that we can understand both the potential and the limitations of trade policy in developing countries.
Current research: How do country characteristics, such as institutional structure and patterns of trade, affect the potential gains from undergoing trade liberalization?
"Credit Market Frictions and Trade Liberalizations" with Alessandro Dovis
"Trade Patterns, Income Differences and Gains from Trade" with Pau Pujolas