FORMER ADVISEES

SELECTED RESEARCH FROM FORMER GRADUATE ADVISEES (made in Europe)

 

Andreas Mueller (PhD, University of Zurich) macro, international

“A Theory of Structural Change That Can Fit the Data,” (with Simon Alder and Timo Boppart). American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, forthcoming.

“Sovereign Debt and Structural Reforms” (with Kjetil Storesletten and F. Zilibotti). American Economic Review, 109 (12): 4220-59.

“The Political Color of Fiscal Responsibility” (with Kjetil Storesletten and F. Zilibotti). Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(1), 252-302, 2016.

 

Zheng Song (PhD, Stockholm University) macro, growth, Chinese economy

“From Imitation to Innovation: Where Is All that Chinese R&D Going?” (with Michael Koenig, Kjetil Storesletten, and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Econometrica, forthcoming.

“Liquidity Rules and Credit Booms” (with Kinda Cheryl Hachem). Journal of Political Economy), 129(10), 2721-2765, 2021 (lead article).

“Growing like China” (with Kjetil Storesletten and Fabrizio Zilibotti). American Economic Review, 101 (1), 202- 241, 2011.

“Rotten Parents and Disciplined Children: A Politico-Economic Theory of Public Expenditure and Debt” (with Kjetil Storesletten and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Econometrica, 80(6), 2785–2803, 2012

“Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China” (with Kjetil Storesletten, Yikai Wang, and Fabrizio Zilibotti), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 7(2), 1-39, 2015. Lead Article.

“Grasp the Large, Let Go of the Small: The Transformation of the State Sector in China,” (with Chang-Tai Hsieh). Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, vol 2015(1), 295-366.

“Financial Frictions on Capital Allocation: A Transmission Mechanism of TFP Fluctuations,” (with Kaiji Chen). Journal of Monetary Economics <\em>, 60, 683-703, 2013.

“House Price Dynamics with Dispersed Information” (with Giovanni Favara). Journal of Economic Theory, 149(1): 350-382, 2014.

 

Michael Koenig (PhD, University of Zurich) networks, innovation, conflict

“From Imitation to Innovation: Where Is All that Chinese R&D Going?” (with Zheng Song, Kjetil Storesletten, and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Econometrica, forthcoming.

“Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa” (with Dominic Rohner, Matthias Thoenig, and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Econometrica, 85(4), 1093–1132, 2017.

“R&D Networks: Theory, Empirics and Policy Implications: Theory, Empirics, and Policy Implications” (with Liu, X. and Yves Zenou). Review of Economics and Statistics 101 (3), 476-491, 2019.

“The Formation of Networks with Local Spillovers and Limited Observability.” Theoretical Economics 11, 813-863, 2016.

“Innovation vs. Imitation and the Evolution of Productivity Distributions” (with Jan Lorenz and Fabrizio Zilibotti), Theoretical Economics, 11(3), 1053–1102, 2016.

 

Dominic Rohner (post-doc, University of Zurich) conflict, political economics

“The Violent Legacy of Victimization: Post-Conflict Evidence on Asylum Seekers, Crimes and Public Policy in Switzerland” (with Mathieu Couttenier, Veronica Preotu and Mathias Thoenig). American Economic Review 109 (12), 2019.

“War Signals: A Theory of Trade, Trust and Conflict” (with Mathias Thoenig and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Review of Economic Studies, 80 (3), 1114-1147, 2013.

“This mine is mine! How minerals fuel conflicts in Africa”, (with Nicolas Berman, Mathieu Couttenier and Mathias Thoenig). American Economic Review 107, 1564-1610, 2017.

“Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa” (with Michael Koenig, Matthias Thoenig, and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Econometrica, 85(4), 1093–1132, 2017.

“Strategic Mass Killings” (with Joan Esteban and Massimo Morelli), Journal of Political Economy 123 (5): 1087-1132, 2015.

“Seeds of Distrust: Conflict in Uganda” (with Mathias Thoenig and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Journal of Economic Growth, 18(3), 217–252, 2013.

 

Gino Gancia (PhD, Stockholm University) growth, trade

“Globalization and Political Structure,” (with Giacomo Ponzetto and Jaume Ventura) Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming

“Economic Uncertainty and Structural Reforms,” (with Alessandra Bonfiglioli and Rosario Crino’) Quantitative Economics, forthcoming

“Concentration in International Markets: Evidence from US Imports,” (with Alessandra Bonfiglioli and Rosario Crinò) Journal of Monetary Economics 121, 19-39, 2021

“A Theory of Economic Unions,” (with Giacomo Ponzetto and Jaume Ventura) Journal of Monetary Economics 109, 107-127, 2020

“Trade, Finance and Endogenous Firm Heterogeneity,” (with Alessandra Bonfiglioli and Rosario Crino’), Journal of the European Economic Association, 17(1), 79-130, 2019

“Openness, government size and the terms of trade” (with Paolo Epifani). Review of Economic Studies 76 (2), 629-668, 2009.

“Offshoring and Directed Technical Change” (with Daron Acemoglu and Fabrizio Zilibotti). American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 7(3), 84-122, 2015.

“Competing Engines of Growth: Innovation and Standardization” (with Daron Acemoglu and Fabrizio Zilibotti). Journal of Economic Theory, 147 (2), 570-601, 2012.

“Trade, markup heterogeneity and misallocations” (with Paolo Epifani). Journal of International Economics 83 (1), 1-13, 2011.

 

Sebastian Findeisen (PhD, University of Zurich) public economics, education, labor

“Optimal Need-Based Financial Aid” (with Mark Colas and Dominik Sachs.) Journal of Political Economy 129 (2), 492 – 533, 2021.

“The Adjustment of Labor Markets to Robots” (with Wolfgang Dauth, Jens Suedekum and Nicole Woessner) Journal of the European Economic Association 19, 3104–3153, 2021.

“Matching in Cities” (with Wolfgang Dauth, Enrico Moretti, and Jens Suedekum) Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming.

“Adjusting to Globalization in Germany” (with Wolfgang Dauth and Jens Suedekum), Journal of Labor Economics <\em> 39, 263-302, 2021.

“Trade and Manufacturing Jobs in Germany” (with Wolfgang Dauth and Jens Suedekum), American Economic Review, 107 (5), 337- 342, 2017.

“The Rise of the East and the Far East: German Labor Markets and Trade Integration” (with Wolfgang Dauth, and Jens Suedekum) Journal of the European Economic Association, 12 (6), 1643-1675, 2014.

“Efficient Labor and Capital Income Taxation over the Life Cycle” (with Dominik Sachs), Journal of Public Economics, 146, 58-78, 2017.

 

Timo Boppart (PhD, University of Zurich, co-advisee) growth, macro

“Structural Change and the Kaldor Facts in a Growth Model with Relative Price Effects and Non-Gorman Preferences,” Econometrica 82 (6), 2014.

“Labor Supply in the Past, Present, and Future: a Balanced-Growth Perspective.” (with Per Krusell). Journal of Political Economy 128 (1), 2020.

“Missing Growth from Creative Destruction,” (with Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Pete Klenow, and Huiyu Li). American Economic Review 109(8), 2795–2822, 2019.

“A Theory of Structural Change That Can Fit the Data,” (with Simon Alder and Andreas Mueller). American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, forthcoming.

 

Thomas Eisensee (PhD, Stockholm University) political economics, macro

“News Droughts, News Floods, and U. S. Disaster Relief” (with David Strömberg), Quarterly Journal of Economics 122 (2), 693—728, 2007.

 

Giuseppe Sorrenti (post-doc, University of Zurich) education, applied econometrics

“Money vs. Time: Family Income, Maternal Labor Supply, and Child Development” (with Francesco Agostinelli), second revision solicited by the Journal of Political Economy

“The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills on Educational Success
” (with Manuel Eisner, Denis Ribeaud and Ulf Zoelitz), revision solicited by the Journal of Political Economy

“Revealing “Mafia Inc.”? Financial Crisis, Organized Crime, and the Birth of New Enterprises” (with Marco Le Moglie revision solicited by the Review of Economics and Statistics

“The Economics of Parenting” (with Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti), Annual Review of Economics 11, 2019.

“Multigrading and Child Achievement,” (with Gian Paolo Barbetta and Gilberto Turati), Forthcoming in the Journal of Human Resources, 2019

 

Andreas Beerli (PhD, University of Zurich) migration, applied econometrics

“The abolition of immigration restrictions and the performance of firms and workers: Evidence from Switzerland” (with Jan Ruffner, Michael Siegenthaler and Giovanni Peri) American Economic Review 111, 976-1012, 2021.

 

Simon Alder (PhD, University of Zurich) spatial economics, applied econometrics

“Economic Reforms and Industrial Policy in a Panel of Chinese Cities” (with Lin Shao and Fabrizio Zilibotti), Journal of Economic Growth, 21(4), pp. 305-349, 2016. Lead Article.

“A Theory of Structural Change That Can Fit the Data,” (with Timo Boppart and Andreas Mueller). American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, forthcoming.

 

Alessandra Bonfiglioli (PhD, Stockholm University) political economics, trade, international

“Economic Uncertainty and Structural Reforms,” (with Gino Gancia and Rosario Crino’) Quantitative Economics, forthcoming

“Concentration in International Markets: Evidence from US Imports,” (with Gino Gancia and Rosario Crinò) Journal of Monetary Economics 121, 19-39, 2021

“Trade, Finance and Endogenous Firm Heterogeneity,” (with Gino Gancia and Rosario Crino’), Journal of the European Economic Association, 17(1), 79-130, 2019

“Betting on Exports: Trade and Endogenous Heterogeneity” (with Rosario Crinò and Gino Gancia) Forthcoming in the Economic Journal.

“Growth, Selection and Appropriate Contracts” (with Gino Gancia) Review of Economic Dynamics 17 (1), 21-38, 2014.

“Uncertainty, Electoral Incentives and Political Myopia” (with Gino Gancia) Economic Journal 123, 373-400, 2013.

 

Heng Chen (PhD, University of Zurich) conflict, global games, information economics

“Falling Dominoes: A Theory of Rare Events and Crisis Contagion” (with Wing Suen). American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2016, 8(1):228-55.

“The Power of Whispers: A Theory of Rumor, Communication and Revolution” (with Yang Lu and Wing Suen). International Economic Review, 57 (1), 89-116, 2016.

“Attention Misallocation, Social Welfare and Policy Implications” (with Yulei Luo and Guangyu Pei)  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 59, 37-57, 2015.

 

Yikai Wang (PhD, University of Zurich) macro, Chinese economy, labor

“Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China” (with Kjetil Storesletten, Zheng Song, and Fabrizio Zilibotti), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 7(2), 1-39, 2015. Lead Article.

“The Politico-Economic Dynamics of China’s Growth.” Journal of the European Economic Association, 19 (1), 305–346, 2021.

 

Guangyu Pei (PhD, University of Zurich) macro, information economics

“Attention Misallocation, Social Welfare and Policy Implications” (with Heng Chen and Yulei Luo).  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 59, 37-57, 2015.

 

Sigrid Rohrs (PhD, University of Zurich) macro, public economics

“Public versus Private Provision of Liquidity: Is There a Trade-off? ” (with Christoph Winter), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 53, 314-339, 2015.

“Homeownership, Mobility and Local Income Redistribution” (with David Stadelmann), Journal of Public Economic Theory 16 (4), 569-605, 2014.

 

Christoph Winter (post-doc, University of Zurich)  macro, inequality

“Reducing government debt in the presence of inequality” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 82, 1-20, 2017.

“Accounting for the Changing Role of Family Income in Determining College Entry,” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 2014, 116 (4), 909-963, 2014.