Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg


  • Dual Citizenship: Greece, U.S.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • International Trade, Development, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics.

Current Positions

  • Elihu Professor of Economics and Global Affairs, Yale University, 2017-present.

Past Positions

  • Chief Economist of the World Bank Group (2018 – 2020).
  • William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Economics, Yale University, 2010- 2017.
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Economic Review, 2011- 2016.
  • Professor of Economics, Princeton University, 2007- 2010.
  • Co-Editor, American Economic Review, 2007-2010 and 2017.
  • Professor of Economics, Yale University, 2001-2007.
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2006-07.
  • Professor of Economics, Columbia University, 1999-2001.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, 1992-99.
  • Summer Intern, Research Department of the IMF, 6/89-9/89.

Professional Affiliations

  • Econometric Society, elected President 2021-22.
    • Elected Member of the Executive Committee, 2017-2021.
    • Elected Member of the Council, 2016-19.
    • Elected Fellow, 2004.
  • American Economic Association
    • Elected Vice-President, 2018-19.
  • Eastern Economic Association
    • President, 2018-19.
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Distinguished Fellow, 2019-present.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research:
    • Faculty Research Associate, 2001- present.
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 1995-2001.
  • The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), London, UK, Research Fellow, 2019-present.
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), Non-resident Fellow, 2020-present.
  • Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
  • Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD):
    • Member of Executive Committee, 2021-present.
    • Member of the Board, 2010-2020.
    • Senior Fellow, 2005 – 2010.
  • International Growth Centre (IGC), London School of Economics, Research Affiliate, 2016- present.
  • Member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC), 2006-2012.


  • Stanford University, Department of Economics, Ph.D., 1992
  • University of Freiburg, Germany, Diplom in Economics, 1986.

Honors and Awards

  • Center for Economic Studies (CES) Munich, Distinguished Fellow, 2024.
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2023.
  • National Academy of Sciences, elected in 2019.
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected in 2014.
  • Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Distinguished Fellow, 2019-present.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2010-11.
  • Recipient of 2003 Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences.
  • Sloan Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship, 1998-2000.
  • Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship, 1998-1999.
  • Hoover National Fellowship, 1994-95.
  • Selected by the Review of Economic Studies as a European Seminar Tour Speaker, 1992.
  • Olin Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1990-91.
  • Stanford University Research Paper Award, 1989.
  • Stanford University Fellowship, 1987-1988.
  • Onassis Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship, 1987-1988.
  • Five-year scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the study of Economics in Germany, 1981-1986.

Distinguished Lectures

  • Keynote at CIES Annual Research Seminar, Lima, Peru, 2023.
  • Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Keynote, Clausen Conference, Berkeley, 2023.
  • AEPC Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Keynote, 2023.
  • UN-WIDER Lecture, Oslo, Norway, 2023.
  • Wenger Distinguished Lecture, London School of Economics, 2023.
  • Gorman LecturesUniversity College London, 2022 (Lecture 1; Lecture 2).
  • Frank. D. Graham Memorial Lecture, Princeton, 2022.
  • Martha and Jonathan Cohen Distinguished Lecture, PIER- UPENN, 2021.
  • Inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Globalization, NEUDC Keynote, Dartmouth, 2020.
  • Kuznets Lecture, Yale University, 2020.
  • IFS Annual Lecture, London, 2019.
  • Ohlin Lecture, Stockholm, 2019.
  • Coase Lecture, London School of Economics, 2019.
  • CEMFI Opening Lecture, Madrid, 2019.
  • Razin Lecture, Georgetown University, 2019.
  • Keynote Address at Opening Ceremony of Munich Graduate School of Economics, 2018.
  • Master Lecture, NBER Development Economics Summer Institute, 2018.
  • Arlitt Lecture, University of Texas, Austin, 2018.
  • DEC Lecture, World Bank, 2018.
  • Presidential Address, Eastern Economic Association, 2018.
  • Gaston Eyskens Lectures, K.U. Leuven, Belgium, 2017.
  • David Steine Lecture, Vanderbilt University, 2017.
  • Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor Lectures, McMaster University, Canada, 2017.
  • Pareto Lecture in Economics and Social Sciences, University of Torino, 2017.
  • Keynote Address at “Second Generation Productivity Analysis and Policy” Conference, World Bank, Washington DC, 2016.
  • Keynote Address at the 19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, World Bank, Washington DC, 2016.
  • Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Lecture, Harvard University, March 2016.
  • Keynote Address at the 2015 Nordic International Trade Seminar (NOITS).
  • Keynote Address at the 2014 joint Conference of the International Growth Center and Stanford Center for International Development.
  • Keynote Address at the 2010 CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization.
  • W.A. Mackintosh Lecture, Queen’s University, 2010.
  • Sargan Lecture: Keynote Address at the conference of the Royal Economic Society, 2009.
  • Marshall Lecture: Keynote Address at the European Congress (joint meeting of the Econometric Society and European Economic Association), 2009.

Publications (by research area)

A. International Trade Policies: Effects and Determinants

B. Exchange Rate Pass-Through, Pricing-to-Market and International Price Discrimination

C. Distributional Effects of Trade Liberalization

D. Other Papers in Applied Microeconomics

Books and Monographs

Working Papers and Work in Progress

Other (non-academic) Writings

Teaching Experience

  • Director of Graduate Studies, Princeton Department of Economics, 2008-2010.
  • Graduate: International Trade, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics.
  • Undergraduate: International Trade, Applied Econometrics, Microeconomics.
  • Best Graduate Student Advisor Award, Yale Department of Economics, 2005.

Professional Activities

  • Inequality: The IFS Deaton Review, Member of Expert Panel, 2019-present.
  • Jury Member for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management, 2015-present.
  • Chair of Editorial Search Committee for Editor-in-Chief of AER: Insights, 2023.
  • Nominating Committee, American Economic Association, 2019.
  • Annual Review of Economics (ARE), Member of Editorial Board, 2018-2019.
  • Microeconomic Insights, Member of Editorial Board, 2017-2019.
  • Nominating Committee, Econometric Society, 2016.
  • Journals Committee, American Economic Association, 2016.
  • Selection Committee for Carlo Alberto Medal, 2015, 2017.
  • Selection Committee for Birgit Grodal Award of the European Economic Association, 2014, 2016.
  • Electoral Board, Nuffield Professorship of Economics, Oxford University, 2011-2012.
  • Committee on Honors and Awards, American Economic Association, 2008-2012.
  • Chair of Committee on Implementation of Disclosure Policy, American Economic Association, 2012.
  • Committee on Registry of Randomized Trials, American Economic Association, 2012.
  • Nominating Committee, Econometric Society, 2008-2009.
  • Foreign Editor: Review of Economic Studies, 2001-2007.
  • Past Editorial Positions: Economic Journal, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.
  • Referee: American Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies.
  • Program Chair for the 2003 Econometric Society Winter Meetings.
  • Program Committee Member for the 2009 American Economic Association meetings.
  • Program Committee Member for the 2008 American Economic Association meetings.
  • Program Committee Member for the 9th World Congress of the Econometric Society.
  • Program Committee Member for the 2006 Econometric Society Winter Meetings.
  • Program Committee Member for the 2000 Econometric Society Winter Meetings.
  • NSF Advisory Panel in Economics, 2000 – 2002.


  • Fluent in Greek, German.

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