Samuel Kortum
James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics, Yale University
Director of Undergraduate Studies

office address
37 Hillhouse Ave., Room 6
Yale University
New Haven, CT





"Obstfeld and Rogoff's International Macro Puzzles: A Quantitative Assessment"
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2016) Vol. 72, pp. 5-23
with Jonathan Eaton, and Brent Neiman
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"Trade and the Global Recession"
American Economic Review (2016) Vol. 106, No. 11, pp. 3401-3438  
with Jonathan Eaton, Brent Neiman, and John Romalis
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"On Deficits & Unemployment" 
Revue économique (2013) Vol. 64, No.3, pp. 405-420 
with Jonathan Eaton and Brent Neiman
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"Unilateral Carbon Taxes, Border Tax Adjustments, and Carbon Leakage" 
Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2013) Vol. 14, pp. 207-244
with Joshua Elliott, Ian Foster, Gita Khun Jush, Todd Munson, and David Weisbach
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"Putting Ricardo to Work"
Journal of Economics Perspectives (2012) Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 65-89
with Jonathan Eaton
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"An Anatomy of International Trade: Evidence From French Firms" 
Econometrica (2011) Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 1453-1498
with Jonathan Eaton and Francis Kramarz
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"Trade and Carbon Taxes" 
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2010) Vol. 100, No. 2, pp. 465-469
with Joshua Elliott, Ian Foster, Todd Munson, Fernando Pérez Cervantes, and David Weisbach
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"Global Rebalancing with Gravity: Measuring the Burden of Adjustment" 
IMF Staff Papers (2008) Vol. 55, No.3, pp. 511-540
with Jonathan Eaton and Robert Dekle
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"Unbalanced Trade"
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2007) Vol. 97, No. 2, pp. 351-355
with Robert Dekle and Jonathan Eaton

"Moore’s Law and the Semiconductor Industry: A Vintage Model"
Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2005) Vol. 107, No. 4, pp. 603-630
with Ana Aizcorbe
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"Innovating Firms and Aggregate Innovation" 
Journal of Political Economy (2004) Vol. 112, No. 5, pp. 986-1018 
with Tor Jakob Klette
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"Dissecting Trade: Firms, Industries, and Export Destinations" 
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2004) Vol. 94, No. 2, pp. 150-154
with Jonathan Eaton and Francis Kramarz
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"Plants and Productivity in International Trade" 
American Economic Review (2003) Vol. 93, No. 4, pp. 1268-1290
with Andrew B. Bernard, Jonathan Eaton, and J. Bradford Jensen
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"Technology, Geography, and Trade" 
Econometrica (2002) Vol. 70, No. 5, pp. 1741-1779
with Jonathan Eaton
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"Trade in Capital Goods"
European Economic Review (2001), Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 1195-1235
with Jonathan Eaton
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"Technology, Trade, & Growth: A Unified Framework"
European Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (2001) Vol 45, No. 4-6, pp. 742-755
with Jonathan Eaton
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"Assessing the contribution of venture capital to innovation"
The RAND Journal of Economics (2000) Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 674-692
with Josh Lerner
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"International Technology Diffusion: Theory and Measurement" 
International Economic Review (1999) Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 537-570
with Jonathan Eaton
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"European Technology Policy"
Economic Policy (1998) Vol. 13, No. 27, pp. 403-438
with Jonathan Eaton and Eva Gutierrez
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"Stronger Protection or Technological Revolution: What is Behind the Recent Surge in Patenting?" Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy (1998) Vol. 48, pp. 247-304
with Josh Lerner
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"Research, Patenting, and Technological Change" 
Econometrica (1997) Vol. 65, No. 6, pp. 1389-1419
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"Assigning Patents to Industries: Tests of the Yale Technology Concordance"
Economic Systems Research (1997) Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 161-176
with Jonathan Putnam
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"Engines of Growth: Domestic and Foreign Sources of Innovation" 
Japan and the World Economy (1997) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.235-259
with Jonathan Eaton
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"Environmental Change and Hedonic Cost Functions for Automobiles" 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (1996) Vol. 93, No. 23

with Steven Berry and Ariel Pakes
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"Measuring Technology Diffusion and the International Sources of Growth" 
Eastern Economic Journal (1996) Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 401-410
with Jonathan Eaton
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"Trade in Ideas: Patenting and Productivity in the OECD" 
Journal of International Economics (1996) Vol 40, pp. 251-278
with Jonathan Eaton
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"Equilibrium R&D and the Patent-R&D Ratio: US Evidence" 
The American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (1993) Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 450-457
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