Michael E. Waugh

Stern School of Business
New York University
44 West Fourth Street, Suite 7-160
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212/998-0288

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NBER Program Affiliations: ITI
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: New York University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

March 2020Migration Costs and Observational Returns to Migration in the Developing World
with David Lagakos, Samuel Marshall, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Corey Vernot: w26868

Published: David Lagakos & Samuel Marshall & Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak & Corey Vernot & Michael E. Waugh, 2020. "Migration Costs and Observational Returns to Migration in the Developing World," Journal of Monetary Economics, .

October 2019The Consumption Response to Trade Shocks: Evidence from the US-China Trade War
February 2019Might Global Uncertainty Promote International Trade?
with Isaac Baley, Laura Veldkamp: w25606
June 2018Redistributing the Gains From Trade Through Progressive Taxation
with Spencer G. Lyon: w24784

Published: Spencer G. Lyon & Michael E. Waugh, 2018. "Redistributing the gains from trade through progressive taxation," Journal of International Economics, vol 115, pages 185-202. citation courtesy of

January 2018The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration
with David Lagakos, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak: w24193
October 2017Redistributing the Gains from Trade through Progressive Taxation
with Spencer Lyon
in Trade and Labor Markets, Gordon H. Hanson and Stephen J. Redding, organizers
May 2017Firm Dynamics and Immigration: The Case of High-Skilled Immigration
Firm Dynamics and Immigration: The Case of High-Skilled Immigration
in High-Skilled Migration to the United States and Its Economic Consequences, Gordon H. Hanson, William R. Kerr, and Sarah Turner, editors
April 2016Measuring Openness to Trade
with B. Ravikumar: w22147

Published: Michael E. Waugh & B. Ravikumar, 2016. "Measuring Openness to Trade," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, . citation courtesy of

January 2015Equilibrium Technology Diffusion, Trade, and Growth
with Jesse Perla, Christopher Tonetti: w20881
September 2014Trade Models, Trade Elasticities, and the Gains from Trade
with Ina Simonovska: w20495
International Trade and Intertemporal Substitution
with Fernando Leibovici: w20498


November 2013The Agricultural Productivity Gap
with Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos: w19628

Published: Douglas Gollin & David Lagakos & Michael E. Waugh, 2014. "The Agricultural Productivity Gap," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 129(2), pages 939-993. citation courtesy of

February 2011The Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence
with Ina Simonovska: w16796

Published: Simonovska, Ina & Waugh, Michael E., 2014. "The elasticity of trade: Estimates and evidence," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(1), pages 34-50. citation courtesy of

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