The Political Economy of Trade Policy: Theory, Evidence and Applications

Trade and Employment in Asia (co-edited with Niny Khor)

The Political Economy of Trade, Aid and Investment Policies (co-edited with Arvind Panagariya)

The Impact of Trade on Labor: Issues, Perspectives and Experiences from Developing Asia (co-edited with Rana Hasan)


Attitudes towards Globalization Barriers and Implications for Voting: Evidence from Sweden” (with Leyla Karakas and Nam Seok Kim), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.

“International Trade and Employment: Theory and Evidence from Korean Firms” (with Priyaranjan Jha, Jae Yoon Lee, and Yang Liang), World Economy, forthcoming.

Electoral Competition in the Presence of Identity Politics,” (with Leyla Karakas) Journal of Theoretical Politics, forthcoming.(published online January 2021)

The Role of Trade in Faster Job Creation and Economic Growth in India: Some Lessons and Policy Recommendations,” Indian Public Policy Review 2(1), January 2021.

Believers vs. Deniers: Climate Change and Environmental Policy Polarization,” (with Leyla Karakas), European Journal of Political Economy,65, December 2020, 101948.

Inequality, Redistribution and the Rise of Outsider Candidates,” (with Leyla Karakas), Games and Economic Behavior, 124, November 2020, 1-16.

Consequences of Offshoring to Developing Nations: Labor-Market Outcomes, Welfare and Corrective Interventions” (with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Arnab Basu and Nancy Chau), Economic Inquiry 58(1), January 2020, 209-224

Trade Liberalization and Labor Shares in China” (with Fariha Kamal and Mary E. Lovely), World Economy 42(12), December 2019, 3588-3618.

The political economy of land reform enactments: New cross-national evidence (1900-2010),” (with Prasad S. Bhattacharya and Mehmet A. Ulubasoglu) Journal of Development Economics 139, June 2019, 50-68.

Terrorism and International Air Travel: A Gravity Approach” (with Cong Pham and Subhayu Bandyopadhyay) World Economy 41(11), November 2018, 2882-2852.

International Trade and Unionization: Evidence from India,” (with Reshad Ahsan and Arghya Ghosh) Canadian Journal of Economics 50(2), May 2017, 398-425.

“Can The Whole Actually Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts? Lessons From India’s Growing Economy And Its Evolving Structure” (with Reshad N. Ahsan) in McMillan, M., D. Rodrik and C. Sepulveda (eds.) Structural Change, Fundamentals, and Growth: A Framework and Country Studies, IFPRI, May 2017, 39-79.

Structural Reforms and Labor-Market Outcomes: International Panel-Data Evidence,” (with Claire H. Hollweg and Daniel Lederman) World Economy 39(7), July 2016, 925-963.

Trade Liberalization and Poverty Reduction,” IZA World of Labor, June 2016.

Trade Liberalization and Labor’s Slice of the Pie: Evidence from Indian Firms,” (with Reshad Ahsan) Journal of Development Economics 108, May 2014, 1-16.

The Home-Market Effect and Bilateral Trade Patterns: A Reexamination of the Evidence,” (with Cong S. Pham and Mary E. Lovely) International Review of Economics and Finance 30, March 2014, 120-137.

Trade and Employment in Asia,” (with Niny Khor) World Financial Review, November-December 2013, 63-67.

The Determinants of Capital Intensity in Manufacturing: The Role of Factor Market Imperfections,” (with Rana Hasan and Asha Sundaram) World Development 51, November 2013, 91–103.

What Explains the High Capital Intensity of Indian Manufacturing?,” (with Rana Hasan and Asha Sundaram) Indian Growth and Development Review 6(2), October 2013, 212-241.

Fairness, Search Frictions, and Offshoring,” (with Priya Ranjan) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions) 13(1), April 2013, 137-172.

Import Protection, Exports and Labor-Demand Elasticities: Evidence from Korea,” (with Jeongeun Shin) International Review of Economics & Finance 23, June 2012, 91-109.

Trade Liberalization and Unemployment: Evidence from India,” (with Rana Hasan, Priya Ranjan and Reshad Ahsan) Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming. Online Appendix

Offshoring and Unemployment: The Role of Search Frictions and Labor Mobility,” (with Priya Ranjan), Journal of International Economics  81(2), July 2010, 219-229.   Online Appendix

“International Trade and Unemployment: Theory and Cross-National Evidence,” (with Priya Ranjan and Pushan Dutt) Journal of International Economics 78(1), June 2009, 32-44.

“Indian Manufacturing: A Slow Sector In A Rapidly Growing Economy,” (with Beyza Ural) Journal of International Trade and Economic Development 17(4),   December 2008, 525-560. World Bank Working Paper Version.   ERRATUM (applies to both the published version and the working paper version).

“Inequality and the Instability of Polity and Policy” (with Pushan Dutt), Economic Journal 118(531), August 2008, 1285-1314.

Temporary Shocks and Offshoring: The Role of External Economies and Firm Heterogeneity,” (with Priya Ranjan),       Journal of Development Economics 87(1), August 2008, 76-84.

“Reciprocated Unilateralism in Trade Reforms with Majority Voting,” (with Pravin Krishna), Journal of Development Economics 85(1), February 2008, 81-93.

Inequality, Nonhomothetic Preferences and Trade: A Gravity Approach,” (with Vitor Trindade and Muhammed Dalgin), Southern Economic Journal 74(3). January 2008, 747-774.

Trade Reforms, Labor Regulations and Labor Demand Elasticities: Empirical Evidence from India,” (with Rana Hasan and K.V. Ramaswamy), Review of Economics & Statistics 89(3), August 2007, 466-481.

Labor versus Capital in Trade Policy: The Role of Ideology and Inequality,” (with Pushan Dutt),  Journal of International Economics 69(2), July 2006, 310-20.

Can we obtain realistic parameter estimates for the ‘Protection for Sale’ model?,” (with Dimitrios Thomakos and Mehmet Ulubasoglu), Canadian Journal of Economics 39(1), February 2006, 187-210.

Inequality and Trade” (with Vitor Trindade), Canadian Journal of Economics 38(4), November 2005, 1253-71.

Reciprocated Unilateralism in Trade Policy” (co-authored with Pravin Krishna), Journal of International Economics 65(2), March 2005, 461-487.

Political Ideology and Endogenous Trade Policy: An Empirical Investigation” (coauthored with Pushan Dutt), Review of Economics and Statistics 87(1), February 2005, 59-72..

Economic (Dis)integration in the Presence of Evolutionary Learning,” (co-authored with Cem Karayalcin and Diego Mendez-Carbajo), Journal of Evolutionary Economics 14, October 2004, 463-481.

Protection versus Promotion: An Empirical Investigation,” (co-authored with Dimitrios Thomakos and Mehmet Ulubasoglu), Economics & Politics. 16(2),  July 2004, 147-162.

Endogenous Trade Policy Through Majority Voting: An Empirical Investigation,”  (co-authored with Pushan Dutt), Journal of International Economics 58(1), October 2002, 107-134.

Infrastructure, Returns to Scale and Sovereign Debt,”(co-authored with Cem Karayalcin and Kathryn Mcollister), Journal of International Trade & Economic Development 11(3), September 2002, 267-278.

Endogenous Political Organization and the Value of Trade Agreements,” Journal of International Economics 57(2), August 2002, 473-485.

‘Protection for Sale’ In A Developing Country: Democracy vs. Dictatorship,” (with Dimitrios Thomakos and Mehmet Ulubasoglu), The Review of Economics and Statistics 84(3), August 2002, 497-508.

Trade Liberalization and Labor Demand Elasticities: Evidence from Turkey,” (co-authored with Pravin Krishna and Sajjid Chinoy), Journal of International Economics 55(2), December 2001, pp. 391-409.

Productivity Growth and Convergence in Agriculture and Manufacturing,” (co-authored with Will Martin), Economic Development & Cultural Change 49(2), January 2001, pp. 403-422.

On the Endogenous Choice Between Protection and Promotion,” Economics & Politics 12(1), March 2000, pp. 33-52.

Endogenous Lobby Formation and Endogenous Protection: A Long Run Model of Trade Policy Determination,” American Economic Review 89(5), December 1999, pp. 1116-1134.

Multiple Equilibria, Coordination and Transitional Growth” (co-authored with Cem Karayalcin), Journal of Development Economics 60(2), December 1999, pp. 297-316.

Trade Liberalization, Market Discipline and Productivity Growth: New Evidence from India,” (co-authored with Pravin Krishna), Journal of Development Economics 56(2), August 1998, pp. 447-462.


“Attitudes towards Globalization Barriers and Implications for Voting: Evidence from Sweden” (with Leyla Karakas and Nam Seok Kim), R&R, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

“International Trade and Employment: Theory and Evidence from Korean Firms” (with Priyaranjan Jha, Jae Yoon Lee, and Yang Liang), R&R, World Economy

 “Trade, Labor Markets and Intergenerational Mobility in Vietnam” (the Hoang Pham and Beyza Ural-Marchand)

“Capture of Democracies by Elites and Policy Outcomes” (with Pablo Jimenez-Ayora, Lan Anh Tong and Mehmet A. Ulubasoglu)

“The Impact of Land Reforms on Agricultural Output and Structural Change” (with Abdulaziz Shifa, Lan Anh Tong and Mehmet A. Ulubasoglu)

“The Color of Coronavirus” (with Cong Pham)