Trade

(Job Market Paper) Containerized Trade and Policy Intervention

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.

Cargo Ships & Coastal Smog, Container Queues in San Pedro Bay

Firm-Level Productivity and Corruption

A firm-level analysis that assumes exogeneous productivity a la Melitz (2003). Measuring implied shifts in fixed costs of entry and export activity as a result of variation in corruption across industries and countries.