James A. Levinsohn

Yale School of Management
PO Box 208200
New Haven, CT 06520
Tel: 734/763-2319
Fax: 734/764-2769

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NBER Program Affiliations: DEV , ITI
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Yale University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2016Individual Migration and Household Incomes
with Julia Garlick, Murray Leibbrandt: w22326
May 2014Fifteen Years On: Household Incomes in South Africa
with Murray Leibbrandt
in African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions, Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil, editors
July 2011Prospective Analysis of a Wage Subsidy for Cape Town Youth
with Todd Pugatch: w17248

Published: Levinsohn, James & Pugatch, Todd, 2014. "Prospective analysis of a wage subsidy for Cape Town youth," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 108(C), pages 169-183. citation courtesy of

March 2011HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South Africa
with Zoë McLaren, Olive Shisana, Khangelani Zuma: w16901

Published: James Levinsohn & Zoë M. McLaren & Olive Shisana & Khangelani Zuma, 2013. "HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South Africa," Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 95(1), pages 98-108. citation courtesy of

January 2011Fifteen Years On: Household Incomes in South Africa
with Murray Leibbrandt: w16661
June 2007Why Has Unemployment Risen in the New South Africa
with Abhijit Banerjee, Sebastian Galiani, Zoë McLaren, Ingrid Woolard: w13167

Published: Abhijit Banerjee & Sebastian Galiani & Jim Levinsohn & Zoë McLaren & Ingrid Woolard, 2008. "Why has unemployment risen in the New South Africa?," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 16(4), pages 715-740, October. citation courtesy of

March 2007Does Food Aid Harm the Poor? Household Evidence from Ethiopia
with Margaret McMillan
in Globalization and Poverty, Ann Harrison, editor
Globalization and the Returns to Speaking English in South Africa
in Globalization and Poverty, Ann Harrison, editor
August 2006When Knowledge is not Enough: HIV/AIDS Information and Risky Behavior in Botswana
with Taryn Dinkelman, Rolang Majelantle: w12418
December 2005Measuring Aggregate Productivity Growth Using Plant-Level Data
with Amil Petrin: w11887

Published: Amil Petrin & James Levinsohn, 2012. "Measuring aggregate productivity growth using plant-level data," The RAND Journal of Economics, vol 43(4), pages 705-725.

May 2005Incomes in South Africa Since the Fall of Apartheid
with Murray Leibbrandt, Justin McCrary: w11384
January 2005Does Food Aid Harm the Poor? Household Evidence from Ethiopia
with Margaret McMillan: w11048
December 2004Globalization and the Returns to Speaking English in South Africa

Published: Harrison, Ann. Globalization and Poverty. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2007.

January 2004Fooling Ourselves: Evaluating the Globalization and Growth Debate
with Juan Carlos Hallak: w10244

Published: Zedillo, E. (ed.) The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.

January 2003Impacts of the Indonesian Economic Crisis.Price Changes and the Poor
with Steven T. Berry, Jed Friedman
in Managing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets, Michael P. Dooley and Jeffrey A. Frankel, editors
October 2001The Distributional Impacts of Indonesia's Financial Crisis on Household Welfare: A "Rapid Response" Methodology
with Jed Friedman: w8564

Published: Jed Friedman & James Levinsohn, 2002. "The Distributional Impacts of Indonesia's Financial Crisis on Household Welfare: A "Rapid Response" Methodology," World Bank Economic Review, Oxford University Press, vol. 16(3), pages 397-423, December. citation courtesy of

June 2001Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?: The U.S. Textile and Apparel Industries since 1972
with Wendy Petropoulos: w8348
August 2000Estimating Production Functions Using Inputs to Control for Unobservables
with Amil Petrin: w7819

Published: Levinsohn, James and Amil Petrin. "Estimating Production Functions Using Inputs To Control For Unobservables," Review of Economic Studies, 2003, v70(2,Apr), 317-341. citation courtesy of

June 1999Impacts of the Indonesian Economic Crisis: Price Changes and the Poor
with Steven Berry, Jed Friedman: w7194
January 1999When Industries Become More Productive, Do Firms?
with Amil Petrin: w6893
March 1998Differentiated Products Demand Systems from a Combination of Micro and Macro Data: The New Car Market
with Steven Berry, Ariel Pakes: w6481

Published: Berry, Steven, James Levinsohn and Ariel Pakes. "Differentiated Products Demand Systems From A Combination Of Micro And Macro Data: The New Car Market," Journal of Political Economy, 2004, v112(1,Feb), 68-105. citation courtesy of

June 1997Merger Policies and Trade Liberalization
with Henrik Horn: w6077

Published: Horn, Henrik & Levinsohn, James, 2001. "Merger Policies and Trade Liberalisation," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 111(470), pages 244-76, April. citation courtesy of

January 1997Carwars: Trying to Make Sense of U.S.-Japan Trade Frictions in the Automobile and Automobile Parts Markets
in The Effects of U.S. Trade Protection and Promotion Policies, Robert C. Feenstra, editor
October 1996Firm Heterogeneity, Jobs, and International Trade: Evidence from Chile
November 1995CARWARS: Trying to Make Sense of U.S.-Japan Trade Frictions in the Automobile and Automobile Parts Markets

Published: The Effects of US Trade Protection and Promotion Policies," R. Feenstra, ed ., pp. 11-32, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).

August 1995Voluntary Export Restraints on Automobiles: Evaluating a Strategic TradePolicy
with Steven Berry, Ariel Pakes: w5235

Published: American Economic Review, Vol.89, no. 3 (1999): 400-430.

December 1994Competition Policy and International Trade

Published: Fair Trade and Harmonization, Bhagwali,J. and R. Hidec, eds., Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996.

November 1994International Trade Theory: The Evidence
with Edward E. Leamer: w4940

Handbook of International Economics, forthcoming 1995, Eds. G. Grossman and K. Rogoff, North Holland

June 1993Monopolistic Competition and International Trade: Reconsidering the Evidence
with David Hummels: w4389

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. CX, no. 3, pp 799-836, 1995. citation courtesy of

January 1993Automobile Prices in Market Equilibrium: Part I and II
with Steven Berry, Ariel Pakes: w4264

Published: "Automobile Prices in Market Equilibrium," Econometrica, vol. 63, no. 4, pp 841-890, July 1995.

March 1991Testing the Imports-as-Market-Discipline Hypothesis

Published: Journal of International Economics, Vol. 35, pp. 1-22, 1993. citation courtesy of

October 1990Taxes, Tariffs, and The Global Corporation
with Joel Slemrod: w3500

Published: Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 51, May 1993, pp. 97-116. citation courtesy of

January 1990The Linkage between Domestic Taxes and Border Taxes
with Roger H. Gordon
in Taxation in the Global Economy, Assaf Razin and Joel Slemrod, editors
October 1989A Simple, Consistent Estimator for Disturbance Components in Financial Models
with Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason: t0080

Published: The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. LXXII, No. 3, pp. 516-520, August 1990.

August 1989Distance, Demand, and Oligopoly Pricing
with Robert C. Feenstra: w3076

Published: "Estimating Markups and Market Conduct with Multidimensional Product Attributes," Review of Economic Studies, vol. 62, pp 19-52, 1995.

1988Empirics of Taxes on Differentiated Products: The Case of Tariffs in the U.S. Automobile Industry
in Trade Policy Issues and Empirical Analysis, Robert E. Baldwin, editor
October 1987Import Competition and the Stock Market Return to Capital
with Gene M. Grossman: w2420

Published: American Economic Review, Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 1065-1087, (December 1989). citation courtesy of

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