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Who are the professors ?

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Program Director : Anne-Célia Disdier is Professor at PSE since 2011 and INRAE senior researcher. She has also been a Consultant for the OECD, the UNCTAD and the World Bank, and a Post-doc fellow with the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, within the CEPR Research Training Network “‘Trade, Industrialization and Development”. In 2011 she won the INRA Young Researcher Award. She has published papers in many journals, including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Health Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of International Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, or The World Bank Economic Review. Her research focuses on modelling international trade, and measuring the impact of NTMs, with a particular reference to agriculture.

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Pol Antràs is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 2003. He is also a Research Associate at the NBER, where he served as Director of the International Trade and Organization (ITO) Working Group. He is also a Research Affiliate at the CEPR and is a member of CESifo’s Research Network. Since 2015, he has served as Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, having previously been on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of International Economics, and the Annual Review of Economics, among other journals. Among other distinctions, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007 and the Fundación Banco Herrero Prize in 2009, and he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015. Antràs’ teaching and research fields are international economics and applied theory. His most recent work is focused on the analysis of global value chains and on the interplay between trade, inequality and costly redistribution. A citizen of Spain, Antràs received his BA and MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003.


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Mathieu Parenti is Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles, a Research Fellow at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has received his PhD from the Paris School of Economics (Université Paris 1) in 2012. He is Associate Editor at the Economic Journal. His fields of research are International Trade and International Corporate Taxation. He has published in leading journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Economic Theory. His recent papers focus on trade agreements as well as tax optimization strategies by multinational firms.


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Sandra Poncet is Professor at PSE and at University Paris Sorbonne 1. Her research focuses on the impact of the globalization process, particularly in terms of firm performance and local economic development. A significant part of her work focuses on China and uses firm-level data. Her work has been published extensively in academic journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, World Development, World Bank Economic Review. Her current research projects examine how multinational firms adjust to the growing pressure they face in terms of responsible sourcing.


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Ariell Reshef is Professor at PSE, at CNRS Researcher Director at the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Until January 2016 he was an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the University of Virginia. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from New York University in 2008. His research interests focus on income distribution – in particular, the relationship of labor markets with global trade, technological change, and regulation. His work lies at the intersection of International Trade, Labor Economics, and Macroeconomics. He has published papers in leading journals such as The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Development Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics and has written several policy articles, including a book on Job Polarization in France. His current research projects examine structural change of employment and evolution of productivity in France, how the spread and deepening of global value chains (GVCs) affect the labor share, and this interacts with automation, and the long run evolution of the legal services sector in the United States.

Contents - International Trade