Associate Professor of Economics, Duke University
Rafael Dix-Carneiro is an Associate Professor of Economics at Duke University; holds affiliations to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD); is an Editor at Economia, the Journal of LACEA; and an Associate Editor at Quantitative Economics. He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland after completing his PhD at Princeton University in 2011.
His work focuses on the labor market adjustment process in response to globalization and trade liberalization, including i) the dynamics of adjustment to trade and ii) the margins of adjustment to trade. Additional research includes how trade-oriented firms respond to exchange rate fluctuations and the impact of economic shocks on crime. His research has been published in journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
Recent work by Rafael Dix-Carneiro
In Brazil, shifts into non-tradables, non-employment and informal employment are important margins of labour adjustment to import competition
What are the effects of trade amidst a large informal sector? New research studies a model tightly connected to data on firms and workers in Brazil
Homicides increased in Brazilian regions exposed to greater foreign competition following trade liberalisation, with employment rates the main driver
The Brazilian economy did not adjust to trade liberalisation as economists would expect. This column explains these results and their implications