About

Illenin Kondo is assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. His research focuses on the labor market effects of trade reforms, sovereign debt and financial crises in advanced and emerging economies, and the firm dynamics underlying macroeconomic growth.

Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, Kondo was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. A Togo native, he received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and holds an MA in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Supélec—the oldest electrical engineering school in France.

Thematic Interests

Labor market effects of trade reforms, sovereign debt and financial crises in advanced and emerging economies, firm dynamics underlying macroeconomic growth

Current Research

Trade liberalizations and inequality; political distortions and growth in China; firm dynamics and aggregate growth.

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Policy & Public Experience
  • Senior Economist, Division of International Finance, Federal Reserve Board (2015–17)
  • Economist, Division of International Finance, Federal Reserve Board (2012–15)
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