Daniel Trefler

Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6
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Fax: 416/978-5433

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NBER Program Affiliations: ITI
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate

NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2018AI and International Trade
with Avi Goldfarb: w24254
AI and International Trade
with Avi Goldfarb
in The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda, Ajay K. Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, editors
November 2017Endowments, Skill-Biased Technology, and Factor Prices: A Unified Approach to Trade
with Peter M. Morrow: w24078
February 2015Outside Options, Coercion, and Wages: Removing the Sugar Coating
with Christian Dippel, Avner Greif: w20958
February 2013Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage
with Nathan Nunn: w18851

Published: Handbook of International Economics Volume 4, 2014, Pages 263–315 Handbook of International Economics Cover image Chapter 5 – Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage * Nathan Nunna, b, Daniel Treflerb, c

August 2012International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization
with Diego Puga: w18288

Published: “International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(2) (May 2014):753–821. (With Diego Puga.) citation courtesy of

November 2011A Sorted Tale of Globalization: White Collar Jobs and the Rise of Service Offshoring
with Runjuan Liu: w17559
February 2011Deductions from the Export Basket: Capabilities, Wealth and Trade
with John Sutton: w16834
June 2008Much Ado About Nothing: American Jobs and the Rise of Service Outsourcing to China and India
with Runjuan Liu: w14061
August 2007Improved Access to Foreign Markets Raises Plant-Level Productivity ... for Some Plants
with Alla Lileeva: w13297

Published: Alla Lileeva & Daniel Trefler, 2010. "Improved Access to Foreign Markets Raises Plant-Level Productivity... for Some Plants," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 125(3), pages 1051-1099, August. citation courtesy of

April 2006Putting the Lid on Lobbying: Tariff Structure and Long-Term Growth when Protection is for Sale
with Nathan Nunn: w12164
August 2005Wake Up and Smell the Ginseng: The Rise of Incremental Innovation in Low-Wage Countries
with Diego Puga: w11571

Published: Puga, Diego & Trefler, Daniel, 2010. "Wake up and smell the ginseng: International trade and the rise of incremental innovation in low-wage countries," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(1), pages 64-76, January.

March 2005The Structure of Factor Content Predictions
with Susan Chun Zhu: w11221

Published: Trefler, Daniel & Zhu, Susan Chun, 2010. "The structure of factor content predictions," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 82(2), pages 195-207, November. citation courtesy of

December 2004Sorting It Out: International Trade and Protection With Heterogeneous Workers
with Franziska Ohnsorge: w10959

Published: Ohnsorge, Franziska and Daniel Trefler. “Sorting it Out: International Trade and Protection with Heterogeneous Workers.” Journal of Political Economy 115, 5 (October 2007): 868-892.

September 2002The Gains from Trade with Monopolistic Competition: Specification, Estimation, and Mis-Specification
with Huiwen Lai: w9169
August 2002Knowledge Creation and Control in Organizations
with Diego Puga: w9121
August 2001Ginis in General Equilibrium: Trade, Technology and Southern Inequality
with Susan Chun Zhu: w8446
May 2001The Long and Short of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

Published: Trefler, Danie. "The Long And Short Of The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement," American Economic Review, 2004, v94(4,Sep), 870-895. citation courtesy of

October 2000Increasing Returns and All That: A View From Trade
with Werner Antweiler: w7941

Published: Werner Antweiler & Daniel Trefler, 2002. "Increasing Returns and All That: A View from Trade," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(1), pages 93-119, March. citation courtesy of

October 1997Immigrants and Natives in General Equilibrium Trade Models

Published: In The Immigration Debate: Studies on the Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration, Smith, James P., ed., Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1998, pp. 206-238.

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