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Stephen Redding's research interests include international trade, economic geography, and productivity growth. Recent work has been concerned with heterogeneous firms and comparative advantage, multi-product firms, and the contribution of agglomeration forces to the spatial distribution of economic activity.

He is currently the Harold T. Shapiro '64 Professor in Economics in Princeton University’s economics department and Woodrow Wilson School. He is director of the NBER's International Trade and Investment Program, an international re-search associate of the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance, and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, Redding was a professor in economics at the London School of Economics and the Yale School of Management. He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship during 2001–04 for his research on international trade and economic growth and a Global Economic Affairs Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 2008. He was a Peter Kenen Fellow in International Economics at Princeton University during 2005–06, a visiting associate professor at Harvard University during fall 2007, and the Wesley Clair Mitchell Visiting Professor at Columbia University from 2016–17.


1. S.J. Redding and A.J. Venables, "Economic Geography and International Inequality," Journal of International Economics, 62(1), 2004, pp. 53–82.   Go to ⤴︎
2. S.J. Redding and D.M. Sturm,"The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification," American Economic Review, 98(5), 2008, pp. 1766-97.   Go to ⤴︎
3. S.J. Redding, "Goods Trade, Factor Mobility, and Welfare," NBER Working Paper 18008, April 2012, and Journal of International Economics, 101(c), 2016, pp. 148-67.   Go to ⤴︎
4. G. Ahlfeldt, S.J. Redding, D.M. Sturm, and N. Wolf, "The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall," NBER Working Paper 20354, July 2014, and Econometrica, 83(6), 2015, pp. 2127-89.   Go to ⤴︎
5. S.J. Redding, D.M. Sturm, and N. Wolf "History and Industrial Location: Evidence from German Airports," Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(3), 2011, pp. 814–31.   Go to ⤴︎
6. F. Monte, S.J. Redding, and E. Rossi-Hansberg, "Commuting, Migration, and Local Employment Elasticities," NBER Working Paper 21706, November 2015.   Go to ⤴︎
7. P. Fajgelbaum and S.J. Redding, "External Integration, Structural Transformation, and Economic Development: Evidence from Argentina 1870–1914," NBER Working Paper 20217, June 2014.   Go to ⤴︎
8. S.J. Redding and E. Rossi-Hansberg "Quantitative Spatial Economics," NBER Working Paper 22655, September 2016, and forthcoming in Annual Review of Economics. Go to ⤴︎

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