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Ariel Weinberger Faculty Member

I have published three articles in the Journal of International Economics (a "4" journal according to Academy Journal Guide), one article in The Economic Journal ("4"), another at the Journal of Development Economics ("3"), and finally another paper at Canadian Journal of Economics ("3"). There is one paper in the revise and resubmit stage at the Review of Economics and Statistics ("4"). My research portfolio also includes 3 other working papers. My research is policy-oriented, with a focus on trade policy and inequality. I specialize in the efficiency and distributional implications of international trade and financial globalization, with a focus on both developing and developed countries. My research examines frameworks in which there is imperfect competition or other distortions potentially present in markets. Within this context, I have investigated the welfare impacts of globalization taking into consideration, 1) the allocation of production across firms, and 2) the relative impact between labor and capital payments. In recent research I have also examined how globalization has affected the US higher education market. In this research, we show show that Chinese cities more exposed to this trade liberalization episode sent more students to US universities. An important conclusion of our work is that the U.S. trade deficit in goods partially cycles back as a surplus in education exports to China. My newest work is a collaboration with other members of the IB department, Meghana Ayyagari and Yuxi Cheng. We investigate supply chain disruptions in response to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic from March-September 2020, and specifically how the Paycheck Protection Program was a mechanism through which import demand was sustained.

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