Syracuse University, USA, and CESifo and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Department of Economics, and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University
International trade, political economy, and development economics
PhD Economics, Columbia University, 1996
“Trade liberalization and labor’s slice of the pie: Evidence from Indian firms.” Journal of Development Economics 108 (2014): 1–16 (with R. Ahsan).
“Trade liberalization and unemployment: Evidence from India.” Journal of Development Economics 97:2 (2012): 269–280 (with R. Hasan, P. Ranjan, and R. Ahsan).
“Reciprocated unilateralism in trade policy.” Journal of International Economics 65:2 (2005): 461–487 (with P. Krishna).
“Political ideology and endogenous trade policy: An empirical investigation.” Review of Economics and Statistics 87:1 (2005): 59–72 (with P. Dutt).
“Endogenous lobby formation and endogenous protection: A long run model of trade policy determination.” American Economic Review 89:5 (1999): 1116–1134.
Trade can reduce poverty when accompanied by appropriate policies and institutionsDevashish Mitra, June 2016Economic growth is essential, though not sufficient, for poverty reduction in developing countries. Research based on many different approaches and including both cross- country and intra-country studies shows that international trade can contribute to economic growth, and thus can help many poor people escape poverty. However, the domestic environment has to be conducive to realizing the poverty-reduction benefits of increased trade. Complementary domestic policies and institutions needed include regulations that foster labor mobility, adequate financial development, and good public infrastructure.MoreLess