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Wolfgang Keller

 

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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

University of Colorado-Boulder, Department of Economics

 

Stanford Calderwood Chair, 2011 – present

 

 

 

National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA

 

Research Associate, 2003 – present

 

 

 

Centre for Economic Policy Research, London

 

Research Fellow, 2003 – present

 

 

 

Ifo Institute, Munich

 

Research Affiliate, 2010 – present

 

 

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

Stanford University

 

Visiting Professor, 2013 – 2014

 

 

 

University of Colorado-Boulder

 

Professor, 2008 – 2011

 

Associate Professor, 2005 – 2008

 

 

 

University of Texas-Austin

 

Associate Professor, 2003 – 2005

 

Assistant Professor, 1998 – 2003

 

 

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Assistant Professor, 1995 – 1998

 

 

 

Princeton University

 

Visiting Professor, 2010 – 2011

 

 

 

International Monetary Fund, Research Department

 

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2003

 

 

 

Consultant, The World Bank, 2001, 2005 –2009

 

 

 

Special Sworn Employee, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2008 – present

 

 

HONORS & AWARDS

 

 

 

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 

National Fellow, 2013 – 2014

 

 

 

International Economic Section, Princeton University

 

Peter B. Kenen Fellow, 2010 – 2011

 

 

 

Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany

 

Humboldt Research Prize Winner, 2014

 

 

RESEARCH IMPACT

 

 

Top 0.8% of authors, Rank 290 on RePEc/Ideas                                    By number of citations adjusted for co-authors and age

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

Yale University, Ph.D. in Economics, 1995

 

 

 

University of Freiburg, Diploma in Economics, 1990

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

The Gravity of Knowledge, American Economic Review, June 2013, (with Stephen R. Yeaple)

 

 

 

Markets in China and Europe on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution, American Economic Review, September 2007 (with Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

Geographic Localization of International Technology Diffusion, American Economic Review, March 2002

 

 

International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Technology Spillovers, Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, edited by B. Hall and N. Rosenberg, Elsevier North-Holland, 2010

 

 

 

On Theories Explaining the Success of the Gravity Equation, Journal of Political Economy, 2002 (with Simon J. Evenett)

 

 

 

Trade and the Transmission of Technology, Journal of Economic Growth, 2002 (Lead Article)

 

 

 

Multinational Enterprises, International Trade, and Productivity Growth: Firm-level Evidence from the United States, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009 (with Stephen R. Yeaple)

 

 

 

International Technology Diffusion, Journal of Economic Literature, 2004

 

 

 

The Origins of Spatial Interaction, Journal of Econometrics, 2007 (with Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

 

Pollution Abatement Costs and Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to the U.S. States, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2002 (with Arik M. Levinson)

 

 

 

Are International R&D Spillovers Trade-Related? Analyzing Spillovers among Randomly Matched Trade Partners, European Economic Review 1998

 

 

 

Absorptive Capacity: On the Creation and Acquisition of Technology in Development, Journal of Development Economics, 1996

 

 

 

Shanghai’s Trade, China’s Growth: Continuity, Recovery, and Change Since the Opium War, IMF Economic Review 2013 (with Ben Li and Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

 

Technology Transfer Through Imports, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2009 (with Ram Acharya)

 

 

 

China’s Foreign Trade: Perspectives From the Past 150 Years, The World Economy, 2011 (with Ben Li and Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

 

Openness and Industrial Responses in a Wal-Mart World: A Case Study of Mexican Soaps, Detergents and Surfactant Producers, The World Economy, 2008 (with Beata Javorcik-Smarzynska and James Tybout)

 

 

 

Transfer of Technology, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by L. Blume and S. Durlauf, Macmillan, 2008

 

 

 

Convergence and Polarization in Global Income Levels: A Review of Recent Results on the Role of International Technology Diffusion, Research Policy, 2003 (with Guan Gong)

 

 

 

Do Trade Patterns and Technology Flows Affect Productivity Growth?, World Bank Economic Review, 2000

 

 

 

From Socialist Showcase to Mezzogiorno? Lessons on the Role of Technical Change from East Germany’s Post-World War II Performance, Journal of Development Economics, 2000

 

 

 

Market Integration and Economic Development: A Long-Run Comparison, Review of Development Economics, 2007 (with Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

 

The Evolution of Domestic Trade Flows When Foreign Trade is Liberalized: Evidence from the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, in Institutions and Comparative Economic Development, edited by M. Aoki, forthcoming (with Ben Li and Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

 

Technology Flows Between Industries: Identification and Productivity Effects, Economic Systems Research, 1997

 

 

WORKING PAPERS

 

 

The Trade Impact of the Zollverein, CEPR Discussion Paper # 9387 (with Carol H. Shiue), revised and resubmitted, Journal of Economic History

 

 

 

International Business Travel: An Engine of Innovation?, CEPR Discussion Paper # 7829 (with Nune Hovhannisyan), revise-and-resubmit, Journal of Economic Growth

 

 

The Link between Fundamentals and Proximate Factors in Development, NBER Working Paper # 18808 (with Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

 

Supplier Responses to Wal-Mart’s Invasion of Mexico, NBER # 17204, (with Leo Iacovone, Beata Javorcik, and James Tybout)

 

 

 

Global Production and Trade in the Knowledge Economy, NBER Working Paper # 14626 (with Stephen Yeaple)

 

 

 

Estimating the Productivity Selection and Technology Spillover Effects of Imports, NBER Working Paper # 14079 (with Ram Acharya)

 

 

 

Technology Diffusion and the World Distribution of Income, manuscript, 2002

 

 

 

Knowledge Spillovers at the World’s Technology Frontier, CEPR Discussions Paper # 2815

 

 

 

Bilateral Trade in a Multilateral World with Imperfect Specialization, manuscript, 1998

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

 

 

 

Capital Markets and Colonialism in Late Imperial China (with Carol H. Shiue)

 

 

 

Innovation Responses to Import Competition (with Leo Iacovone and Ferdinand Rauch)

 

 

 

The Private and Social Returns to R&D in the Age of Offshoring (with Stephen R. Yeaple)

 

 

MAJOR GRANTS

 

 

 

Trading, Institutions, Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (with Carol H. Shiue), U.S. National Science Foundation, 2011 – 2014

 

 

 

What Explains Modern Economic Growth? New Evidence from a Comparison of China and Europe in the 18th Century (with Carol H. Shiue),  U.S. National Science Foundation, 2005 –2011

 

 

 

Multinational Entry, Firm Productivity, and Technology Spillovers (with Beata Smarzynska-Javorcik and James Tybout), The World Bank, 2005 – 2008

 

 

 

How Does Economic Integration Affect Technology Diffusion and the Spatial Distribution of Productivity Growth?, U.S. National Science Foundation, 1999 – 2002

 

 

PRESENTATIONS (incl. scheduled)

 

 

 

2014: UC San Diego, Stanford

2013: Oregon, CEPR Economic History Symposium, UCLA, CURE Regional & Urban Conference, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz

 

 

 

2012: World Trade Organization, Shanghai Macro Conference, Oxford (2x), University of Zurich, Asian Economic History Meetings (Tokyo), Shanghai Academy of Sciences, Asia Pacific Trade Seminar (Singapore)

 

                    

 

2011: Princeton, NBER Productivity Spring Conference, London School of Economics Econ, London School of Economics Econ History, CESifo Munich Trade Conference

 

 

 

2010: Penn State, Georgetown, Columbia, NBER Summer Institute, CEPR-GIST Ljubljana Conference, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Science and Technology University

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

Graduate Courses: International Trade and Investment, Economic Development, Macroeconomics

 

 

 

Undergraduate Courses: International Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics, 2002 to 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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