Daniel Trefler

Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6
Tel: 416/946-7945
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
in Economics of Artificial Intelligence, 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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