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SERGE SHIKHER

FIELDS:

International Trade, Multinational Enterprise, International Finance, Macroeconomics, Development, Technology and Innovation, Industry Studies

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PAPERS:

In chronological order, latest to oldest; publications have bold numbers, the rest are working papers.
For a description of my research, including a list of papers organized by topic, click here.

[12] Education and comparative advantages of rich and poor countries
  Working paper. E-mail me for a copy.
Investigates the effects of education on the comparative advantages of rich and poor countries.
[11] The effects of a Korea-China free-trade agreement (with Sunghyun Henry Kim)
  Working paper. E-mail me for a copy.
Forecasts and analyzes the effects of a Korea-China free-trade agreement.
[10] What would Korea-US free-trade agreement bring? (with Ozlem Yaylaci)
  International Economic Journal, 28(1), pp. 161-182.
Forecasts and analyzes the effects of the US-Korea free-trade agreement. Online appendix.
[9] International production, technology diffusion, and trade (Preliminary draft: 2007. First draft: 2009. This draft: 2012)
  Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 23(1), pp. 111-154.
Develops a general equilibrium model of international production and technology diffusion, based on the Eaton-Kortum model of trade.
[8] Determinants of trade and specialization in the OECD countries (First draft: 2008. This draft: 2010)
 

Economic Inquiry, 51(1), January 2013, pp. 138-158.
Investigates the relative importance of the following determinants of specialization: technology, factor endowments, trade costs, and tastes.

[7] Predicting the effects of NAFTA: Now we can do it better! (First draft: 2007. This draft: 2010)
 

Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, 5(2), December 2012, pp. 32-59.
Tests how well the model developed in [1] can predict the effects of NAFTA. Compares to other NAFTA forecasts.

[6] Capital, technology, and specialization in the neoclassical model,
  Journal of International Economics, 83(2), pp. 229-242.
Uses the model developed in [1] to investigate the effects of technology and factor endowments on specialization. Matlab programs and data.
[5] Accounting for international trade
  Uses the model developed in [1] to investigate the effects of technology, factor endowments, trade costs, and tastes on the volume of trade.
[4] Putting industries into the Eaton-Kortum model (First draft: 2004)
  Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 21(6), December 2012, pp. 807-837.
Winner of the Best Paper Prize for 2012.
Extends the Eaton-Kortum to multiple industries, then uses it to perform several policy-related simulations.

[3] Technology, factor endowments, and specialization in OECD countries: The role of variable capital utilization

  Applied Econometrics and International Development 10-2, 25-46.
Using panel data from OECD countries, estimates the effects of technology and factor endowments on specialization. Uses methodology of Harrigan (1997) modified to account for variable capital utilization.

[2] An improved measure of industry value added and factor shares: description of a new dataset of the U.S. and Brazilian manufacturing industries

 

Carefully builds an extensive dataset that has since been used in Nunn and Trefler (2010) and Reshef (2007).

[1] Determinants of trade and specialization: a quantitative analysis (Ph.D. Dissertation) (2005)
 

Develops an extension of the Eaton-Kortum model to multiple industries and factors. Uses 1989 data from 19 OECD countries.

RECENT AND UPCOMING CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION:

  Washington Area International Trade Symposium (WAITS) Conference, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, April 2014 (presenter; scheduled).
  Center for Economic Research of Korea conference, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea, May 2014 (presenter; scheduled).
  NAFTA at 20: Effects on the North American Market, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston, TX, June 2014 (presenter; scheduled).
  NBER International Trade and Investment Program Meeting, Washington, DC, March 2014 (participant).
  Western Economic Association International (WEAI), San Francisco, California, July 2012 (session chair and presenter).
  International Trade and Finance Association (IT&FA), Pisa, Italy, May 2012 (presenter).
  Western Economic Association International (WEAI), Portland, Oregon, July 2010 (presenter).
  Economic Modeling Network (EcoMod), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2010 (presenter).
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