Joel Rodrigue

Curriculum Vitae

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Joel Rodrigue

Vanderbilt University
402 Calhoun Hall
Nashville, TN
615.322.2871

joel.b.rodrigue@vanderbilt.edu

Positions and Appointments

Vanderbilt University

  • Associate Professor of Economics, 2017-present
  • Dept. of Economics Vice-Chair, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, 2008-2017

Bank of Canada

  • Dept Special Adviser (Intl), 2017-present
  • Summer Intern, 2004-2005

Nanjing University

  • Visiting Professor of International Trade, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016

Queen’s University

  • Weatherall Visiting Fellow, October 2015
  • Teaching Fellow, 2004-2007
  • Research Assistant, 2005-2006
  • Teaching Assistant, 2001-2006

World Bank

  • Short-Term Consultant, Fall 2011

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics
    Queen’s University, 2008
  • M.A. Economics
    Queen’s University, 2002
  • B.A. (Hons) Economics
    University of Manitoba, 2001

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  • “On-the-Job-Search, Wage Dispersion and Trade Liberalization,” with Kunio Tsuyuhara. Conditionally accepted at The Canadian Journal of Economics
  • “Product Churning, Reallocation, and Chinese Export Growth,” The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, with Zhongzhong Hu, Yong Tan and Chunhai Yu, 143, 2017, 147-164
  • “Does Importing Increase the Demand for Skilled Workers? Plant-level Evidence from Indonesia,” The Journal of International Economics, with Hiro Kasahara and Yawen Liang, 102, 2016, 242-261.
  • “Firm-Level Investment and Export Dynamics,” International Economic Review, with Youngwoo Rho, 57(1), 2016, 271-304.
  • “Growing into Export Markets: The Impact of Exporting on Firm-Level Investment in Indonesia,” Review of International Economics, with Youngwoo Rho, 23(1), 2015, 62-85.
  • “Deforestation, Foreign Demand and Export Dynamics in Indonesia,” Journal of International Economics, with Omolola Soumonni, 93(2), 2014, 316-338.
  • “Multinational Production, Exports and Aggregate Productivity,” Review of Economic Dynamics, 17, 2014, 243-261.
  • “Misallocation and Productivity Effects of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930,” Review of Economic Dynamics with Rick Bond, Mario Crucini and Tristan Potter, 16(1), 2013, 120-134.
  • “Does the Use of Imported Intermediates Increase Productivity? Plant-Level Evidence,”Journal of Development Economics with Hiro Kasahara, 87(1), 2008, 106-118.

Working Papers

  • “Price and Quality Dynamics in Export Markets,” with Yong Tan. Revisions requested at The International Economic Review.

Work In Progress

  • “Interwar Laffer Curves: Not So Funny,” with Mario Crucini.
  • “Imported Intermediates and Aggregate Demand for Skilled Labor: Evidence from Indonesia,” with Hiro Kasahara and Yawen Liang

Research Grants Received

  • 2016-2017 SEC Travel Grant, Vanderbilt University (with Mario Crucini, Chris Vickers (Auburn) and Nicholas Ziebarth (Auburn))
  • 2015 Transitutional Programs Initiative, Vanderbilt University (with Paul Sheldon (lead PI), Joseph Combs, Laurie Cutting, Daniel Fabbri, Aniruddha Gokhale, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Bennett Landman, Thomas Lasko, Tong Li, John Lynch, Clare McCabe, Alejandro Molnar, Thomas Stricker, Robert Weller)
  • 2007 Thesis Completion Bursary, Queen’s University
  • 2006 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2004 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2003 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2001 Queen’s University Graduate Scholarship

Professional Presentations

  • 2017: Kobe University (scheduled), University of Tokyo (scheduled), Indiana University (scheduled), Bank of Canada (scheduled).
  • 2016: University of Oklahoma, Syracuse University, Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (Banff), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Ottawa), Asian Dynamics Initiative Conference (Copenhagen), Ryerson University, Bank of Canada, University of Kentucky.
  • 2015: American Economic Association (Boston), Midwest Economic Theory and Trade Meetings (Columbus), Western Economic Association International Meetings (Honolulu), UIBE, Queen’s University, University of Colorado, University of Tennessee, Southern Economic Association Meetings (New Orleans).
  • 2014: Nanjing University, Purdue University, Ryerson University, York University, Vanderbilt University, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade Conference (Nashville), Empirical Investigations in International Trade (Eugene).
  • 2013: Bank of Canada, Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Montreal), Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (Banff) , Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings (Ann Arbor), Trade and the Organization of Production in the Global Economy: A Conference in Honor of Bill Ethier (Nashville)
  • 2012: University of Manitoba, University of Calgary, Vanderbilt University, Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Calgary), Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings (St. Louis)
  • 2011: World Bank, Vanderbilt University, Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Ottawa), Society for Economic Dynamics (Ghent), Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings (Nashville)
  • 2010: University of British Columbia, Vanderbilt University, Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (Banff), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Quebec), Econometric Society World Congress (Shanghai), Empirical Trade Conference at Georgia Institute of Technology, Southern Economic Association Meetings (Atlanta)
  • 2009: Third Southeastern International/Development Workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • 2008: University of Ottawa, University of Victoria, HEC Montreal, Arizona State University, Purdue University, Vanderbilt University, Iowa State University, Duke University, International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association (Manila).
  • 2007: Queen’s University, University of Western Ontario, Pennsylvania State University, Carleton University, McMaster University, Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Halifax), North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society (Raleigh), Empirical Investigations in International Trade (West Lafayette), Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings (Cleveland), Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings, (Minneapolis).
  • 2006: Numerically Intensive Economic Policy Analysis Conference (Kingston)
  • 2004: Queen’s University, Bank of Canada, Numerically Intensive Economic Policy Analysis Conference (Kingston), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Toronto), North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society (Providence)

Teaching/Courses Taught

Vanderbilt University

  • ECON 3010: Intermediate Microeconomics: Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
  • ECON 3600: International Trade (Undergraduate): Fall 2016, Spring (2018, scheduled)
  • ECON 3894: Macroeconomic Topics (Empirical Methods): Spring 2015
  • ECON 4981: Honors Seminar: Fall 2014, Fall 2015
  • ECON 4982: Honors Seminar: Spring 2015, Spring 2016
  • ECON 6500: Microeconomic Theory (MA Level): Fall 2009, Fall 2010
  • ECON 6600: Econometrics (MA Level): Spring 2014, Spring 2015
  • ECON 7600: Trade and Development (MA Level): Spring 2013 (co-taught with K. Saggi), Spring 2014 (co-taught with K. Saggi), Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017 (co-taught with K. Saggi), Spring 2018 (scheduled, co-taught with K. Saggi)
  • ECON 8999: Non-candidate Research (Graduate): Spring 2009, Fall 2009 (2 Students), Summer 2010 (2 Students), Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • ECON 9110: Topics in Microeconomics (Graduate/International Trade): Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Spring 2013 (co-taught with K. Saggi)
  • ECON 9600: International Trade (Graduate): Spring 2014 (co-taught with K. Saggi), Spring 2017

Nanjing University

  • A Short Course of New Trade Theory and Empirics, June 2014, May 2015, April 2016

Queen’s University

  • A Short Course in Trade Empirics: October 2015 (scheduled)
  • International Trade Theory (Hons.): Fall 2004, Fall 2006, Fall 2007
  • Intermediate Microeconomics: Summer 2004, Summer 2005
  • Principles of Macroeconomics: Winter 2005

University of Calgary

  • A Short Course of New Trade Theory and Empirics, Spring 2012

Thesis Supervision

Graduate Thesis Supervision (Graduation Date)

  • Trang Hoang (2020, expected)
  • Francis Ratsimbazafy (2018, expected)
  • Jason Campbell (2018, expected)
  • James Harrison (2018, expected)
  • Siraj Bawa (2016)
  • Difei Geng (2016)
  • Zhongzhong Hu (2015)
  • Yuanzhi Gao (2015)
  • Yong Tan (2013)
  • Youngwoo Rho (2013)
  • Omolola Soumonni (2011)
  • Tommaso Tempesti (2011)

Undergraduate Thesis Supervision (Supervision Year)

  • Anya Tarascina (2018, expected)
  • Zachary Bouldren (2017)
  • Ao Dai (2017)
  • Macauley Muir (2015)
  • Spencer Nederhood (2015)
  • William Johnson (2011)
  • Mallory Mahan (2010)

Awards

  • C.A. Curtis Prize, Queen’s University, 2009.  Received for the best doctoral thesis in economics defended in the previous two years.
  • Empirical Investigations in International Trade Conference Graduate Student Competition Winner, 2007.
  • National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Scholarship, Canada, 2007.
  • Skelton Clark Award, Department of Economics, Queen’s University, 2006.
  • Queen’s University Graduate Scholarship (6 years), 2001.
  • Adalsteinn Kristjansson Scholarship, University of Manitoba (2 years), 2001.  Travelling Scholarship for Graduate Studies.
  • Rubin Simkin Award in Economics, University of Manitoba, 2000.  Received for the best undergraduate paper on economic growth and the quality of life.
  • Isbister Scholarship, University of Manitoba, 2000.  Received for the highest standing in the Faculty of Arts in any non-graduating year.
  • Faculty of Arts Award, University of Manitoba, 2000.
  • University of Manitoba Students Union Bursary, 2000.
  • Board of Governors Scholarship, Brandon University, 1997.

Professional Service

Referee

  • American Economic Review, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Canadian Journal of Economics, China Economic Review, Economic Bulletin, Economic Inquiry, Economic Issues, Economic Letters, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, European Economic Review, Institute for Research on Public Policy, International Economic Review, Journal of African Business, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Public Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, Review of World Economics, Southern Economics Journal, World Development, World Economy.

Paper Discussant

  • Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Toronto 2004), Empirical Investigations in International Trade (West Lafayette 2007), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Halifax 2007), Eleventh International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association (Manilla 2008), T2LEAP Conference on Firm Dynamics (Ottawa 2008), American Economic Association Meetings (San Francisco 2009), Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (Banff 2010), Southern Economic Association Meetings (Atlanta 2010), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Ottawa 2011), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Calgary 2012), Trade Workshop on Variable Markups Conference (Miami, 2013), Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (Banff 2013), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Montreal 2013), NYU-Atlanta Fed Workshop on International Economics (Atlanta 2013), Western Economic Association International Meetings (Honolulu 2015), Southern Economic Association Meetings (New Orleans 2015), Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (Banff 2016), American Economic Association Meetings (Chicago 2017).

Session Chair

  • Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Ottawa 2011), Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings (Nashville 2011), Canadian Economic Association Meetings (Calgary 2012), Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings (St. Louis 2012), Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings (Ann Arbor 2013), American Economic Association Meetings (Philadelphia 2014), Economic Growth, and International Trade Conference (Nashville 2014), American Economic Association Meetings (Boston 2015), American Economic Association Meetings (San Francisco 2016).

Research Assessment for Granting Agencies

  • Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong (2013)

Administrative Service

  • 2017-present, Vice Chair Dept of Economics
  • 2014-2016, Director of the Honors Program in Economics at Vanderbilt University
  • 2008-2010, Departmental Recruiting Committee (Senior Development Position)
  • 2009-2010, Graduate Program in Economic Development Advisory and Admission Committee
  • 2010-2011, 2013-2014, Ad Hoc Graduate Program in Economic Development Review Committee
  • 2010-2011, Departmental Recruiting Committee (Junior Development Position)
  • 2012-2015, 2015-2016 (Chair), Graduate Program in Economic Development Admissions Committee
  • 2013-2014, Kirk Dornbush Research Assistantship Committee
  • 2013-2014, Fels Prize Committee
  • 2010, Assisted with Interviews at AEA meetings (Health Economist Position)
  • 2010, 2016, 2017 Presentation at the Economics Honors Students Senior Seminar


 

 

 

 


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