University of Alberta, Canada
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor (with Tenure), University of Alberta, Canada
Development economics, international trade, applied microeconomics
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada (2007-2015); Research Assistant, Syracuse University, USA (2005-2007)
PhD Economics, Syracuse University, 2007
“Market competition, imperfect pass-through and household welfare in urban China.” Journal of International Economics 100 (2016): 220-232 (with J. Han, R. Liu, and J. Zhang).
“Privatization in China: Technology and gender in the manufacturing sector.” Contemporary Economic Policy 33:2 (2015): 250-264 (with A. Dammert).
"Does the quality of electricity matter? Evidence from rural India." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107 (2014): 228-247 (with U. Chakravorty and M. Pelli).
"The effect of parental labor supply on child schooling: Evidence from trade liberalization in India." Review of Economics of the Household 11:2 (2013): 151-173 (with R. Rees and R. Riezman).
"Tariff pass-through and the distributional effects of trade liberalization." Journal of Development Economics 99:2 (2012): 265-281.
How does international trade affect household welfare?
Households can benefit from international trade as it lowers the prices of consumer goodsBeyza Ural Marchand, August 2017Imported products tend to have lower prices than locally produced ones for a variety of reasons, including lower labor costs and better technology in the exporting country. The reduced prices may lead to wage losses for individuals who work in the production of a local version of the imported item. On the other hand, lower prices may be beneficial to households if the cheaper product is in their consumption basket. These welfare gains through consumption, on average, are found to be larger in magnitude than the wage effect for some developing countries.MoreLess