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Daniel Trefler

Ph.D. (UCLA, 1989)
Office: Rotman School of Management, 8064. Phone: 416-946-7945. Fax: 416-978-5433.
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Research fields: International economics, Economic development, Technology and productivity

Selected research

  • Diego Puga and Daniel Trefler, "International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization", Quarterly Journal of Economics 129 (2) (2014), 753–821.
  • Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler, "Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage", in Handbook of International Trade (edited by Elhanan Helpman, Gita Gopinath and Kenneth Rogoff), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2013, 263–315.
  • Marc Melitz and Daniel Trefler, "Gains From Trade When Firms Matter", Journal of Economic Perspectives 26 (2) (2012), 91–118.
  • Alla Lileeva and Daniel Trefler, "Improved Access to Foreign Markets Raises Plant-Level Productivity … for Some Plants", Quarterly Journal of Economics 125 (3) (2010), 1051–1099.
All publications

Honors and awards

  • Bank of Canada Fellowship Award, 2016.
  • Killam Prize in the Social Sciences, 2016.
  • Ohlin Lectures, Stockholm School of Economics, 2011.
  • J. Douglas and Ruth Grant Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity., 2003.
  • Member, Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic progress , 2003.
  • Canadian Pacific Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, 1999.

Courses taught 2023–2024

  • Winter

  • ECO3301H1S, section L0101 (St. George) • International Trade II • T11-1 • GE100
Last updated on April 16, 2024