4. - 5. Oktober 2012

Graduate Center Masterclasses

Recent topics in international trade


4. - 5. Oktober 2012
14:00-18:30 (04.10.)/ 09:30-12:30 (05.10.)


DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin


Miklós Koren, Central European University
The course studies the role of firm heterogeneity in international trade. It reviews the sources of firm heterogeneity and the canonical models of heterogeneity and trade. It then evaluates these models in light of micro-level empirical evidence, and evaluates their quantitative performance for predicting aggregate outcomes. It also offers new directions of research: models of within-firm productivity growth and multiple sources of firm heterogeneity.