Associate Professor of Economics, MIT
David Atkin is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at MIT. His research focuses on evaluating the impacts of trade liberalization on the poor in the developing world. His recent work has studied the impacts of trade on health and education, the costs of distance and the distribution sector in developing countries, and provided experimental evidence for the impacts of trade and industrial policy. Atkin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
Recent work by David Atkin
How does the entry of foreign retailers into domestic markets affect welfare? Dave Atkin discusses evidence from Mexico.
For technology adoption to be successful, employees need to expect to share in the gains
High trade costs and mark-ups on transportation within African countries reduce the surplus and market access of remote consumers
David Atkin, of MIT, discusses what the withdrawal from globalisation will mean for developing countries.
The evidence suggests that liberalising retail FDI has generated widespread gains for Mexican households