Joel Rodrigue is a Senior Research Officer at the Bank of Canada and an Associate Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the intersection of international trade and firm dynamics. He received his PhD from Queen's University and presently serves as an Associate Editor at Economic Inquiry.
In recent projects Professor Rodrigue has studied the impact of trade on firm-level productivity and environmental efficiency, investigated the nature of firm-level entry and growth in international markets, and has characterized the role of trade barriers on the allocation of resources across firms. His research has been published in leading academic journals a such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, The International Economic Review, The Review of Economic Dynamics, The Canadian Journal of Economics, The Journal of International Economics, The Journal of Development Economics, and The Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, among others. He has led graduate and undergraduate courses at Vanderbilt University, Queen’s University, The University of Calgary, The University of Tokyo, Kobe University, and Nanjing University and has presented over numerous research seminars at institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2018 he received the Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Vanderbilt University and the Harry Johnson Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Economics.
Staff working papers
- “Post-Selection Inference in Three-Dimensional Panel Data”
(with Harold D. Chiang and Yuya Sasaki), Econometric Theory, 2023, 39(3), p. 623-658
- “Do Export Support Programs Affect Prices, Quality, Markups and Marginal Costs? Evidence from a Natural Policy Experiment”
(with Magnus T. Buus, Jakob Munch and Georg Schaur), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2022, Nov., p. 1-45.
- “The Curious Case of the Missing Chinese Emissions”
(with Dan Sheng and Yong Tan), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 9(4), p. 755-805.
- “Exporting, Abatement, and Firm-Level Emissions: Evidence from China's Accession to the WTO”
(with Dan Sheng and Yong Tan), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2022, May, p. 1-45.
- “Price, Product Quality, and Exporter Dynamics”
(with Yong Tan), International Economic Review, 2019, 60(4), p. 1911-1955.
- “On‐the‐job‐search, wage dispersion and trade liberalization”
(with Kunio Tsuyuhara), Canadian Journal of Economics, 2018, 51(2), p. 452-482.
- “Product churning, reallocation, and Chinese export growth”
(with Zhongzhong Hu, Yong Tan and Chunhai Yu), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017, 143, p. 147-164.
- “Does importing intermediates increase the demand for skilled workers? Plant-level evidence from Indonesia”
(with Hiroyuki Kasahara), Journal of International Economics, 2016, 102, p. 242-261.
- “Firm-Level Investment and Export Dynamics”
(with Youngwoo Rho), International Economic Review, 2014, 23(1), p. 62-85.
- “Growing into Export Markets: The Impact of Exporting on Firm-level Investment in Indonesia”
(with Youngwoo Rho), Review of International Economics, 2014, 23(1), p. 62-85.
- “Deforestation, foreign demand and export dynamics in Indonesia”
(with Omolola Soumonni), Journal of International Economics, 2014, 93(2), p. 316-338.
- “Multinational production, exports and aggregate productivity”
Review of Economic Dynamics, 2013, 17(2), p. 243-261.
- “Misallocation and productivity effects of the Smoot–Hawley tariff”
Review of Economic Dynamics, 2013, 16(1), p. 120-134.
- “Does the Use of Imported Intermediates Increase Productivity? Plant-Level Evidence”
(with Hiroyuki Kasahara), 2008, Journal of Development Economics, 87(1), p. 106-118.
Work in progress
- “Dyadic Double/Debiased Machine Learning for Analyzing Determinants of Free Trade Agreements”
(with Harold Chiang, Yukun Ma and Yuya Sasaki)
- “Exporting and Investment Under Credit Constraints”
(with Kim Huynh, Robert Petrunia and Walter Steingress.” Bank of Canada Staff Working Paper
- “Trade Policy Uncertainty & Resource Misallocation”
(with Qing Shi and Yong Tan)