Working Papers

Measuring Economic Activity in the Presence of Superstar MNEs

Revise & Resubmit, Economic Letters
with
Giorgi Nikolaishvili
In 2015, the Irish economy experienced a 25 percent annual increase in GDP, driven largely by the repositioning of multinational enterprises' intangible assets and their associated revenue streams. We address these distortions in assessing the state of the domestic Irish economy by utilizing a two-step dynamic factor model. We find that real output in Ireland is heavily inflated by the presence these intangible assets and their associated tax minimization schemes. We use our findings to assess the state of the domestic economy and gauge its fiscal position among EU27 member states.
Measuring Economic Activity in the Presence of Superstar MNEs

Works in Progress

Unconventional Protectionism in Containerized Shipping

Job Market Paper

Using novel port-level bilateral container flow data, I calibrate a quantitative model of roundtrip containerized trade and consider counterfactuals which affect the cost of using physical transport equipment and associated trade outcomes.

Port Congestion in Time and Space

Second Dissertation Contribution

More details to come.

Cargo Ships & Coastal Smog, Container Queues in SP Bay

Third Dissertation Contribution

Exploits a quasi-natural experimental setting to examine the effect of a logistical change to port queues on local and global vessel emissions. More details to come.