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Publications of Daniel Trefler

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  • Christian Dippel, Avner Greif, Daniel Trefler, "Outside Options, Coercion, and Wages: Removing the Sugar Coating", Economic Journal 130 (630) (2020), 1678–1714.
  • Mengxiao Liu and Daniel Trefler, "What's the Big Idea? Multi-Function Products, Firm Scope and Firm Boundaries", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 180 (2020), 381–406.


  • Avi Goldfarb and Daniel Trefler, "Artificial Intelligence and International Trade", in The Economics of Artificial Intelligence (edited by Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb, Joshua Gans), NBER and University of Chicago Press, 2019, 463–492.
  • Walid Hejazi and Daniel Trefler, "Implications of Canada’s Restrictive FDI Policies on Employment and Productivity", Journal of International Business Policy 2 (2019), 142–166.
  • Runjuan Liu and Daniel Trefler, "A Sorted Tale of Globalization: White Collar Jobs and the Rise of Service Offshoring", Journal of International Economics 118 (2019), 105–122.
  • Scott Orr, Daniel Trefler, Miaojie Yu, "Estimating Productivity Using Chinese Data: Methods, Challenges and Results", in World Trade Evolution (edited by Lili Yang Ing and Miaojie Yu), Routledge, 2019, 229–260.
  • Daniel Trefler, "The China-OECD Trade Divide: Building Bridges", China Economic Journal 12 (2019), 195–207.


  • Wendy Dobson, Julia Tory, Daniel Trefler, "NAFTA Modernization: A Canadian Perspective", in A Positive NAFTA Renegotiation (edited by Fred Bergsten), Petersen Institute for International Eco, 2017, 36–49.




  • 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.
  • Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler, "Incomplete Contracts and the Boundaries of the Multinational Firm", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 94 (2013), 330–344.


  • 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.
  • Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler, "The Political Economy of Tariffs and Long-Term Growth", American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 2 (3) (2010), 158–194.
  • Diego Puga and Daniel Trefler, "Wake Up and Smell the Ginseng: The Rise of Incremental Innovation in Low-Wage Countries", Journal of Development Economics 91 (2010), 64–76.
  • Daniel Trefler and Susan Zhu, "The Structure of Factor Content Predictions", Journal of International Economics 82 (2) (2010), 195–207.


  • Daniel Trefler, "Quality is Free: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Early Child Development Initiatives", Paediatrics & Child Health 14 (10) (2009), 681–684.


  • Daniel Trefler, "Innis Lecture: Canadian Policies for Broad-Based Prosperity", Canadian Journal of Economics 41 (4) (2008), 1–30.
  • Daniel Trefler, "The Boundaries of the Multinational Firm: An Empirical Analysis", in In Globalization and the Organization of Firms and Markets (edited by Elhanan Helpman, Dalia Marin and Thierry Verdier), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2008, 55–83.



  • Daniel Trefler, "Service Offshoring: Threats and Opportunities", in 'In Brookings Trade Forum 2005: Offshoring White-Collar Work' (edited by Susan M. Collins and Lael Brainard), Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C., 2006, 35–60.


  • Daniel Trefler, "Successful Economies, Failed Economics: What the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Teaches us about International Economics", in The Macdonald Commission Report 20 Years On (edited by David Laidler and Bill Robson), C.D. Howe Institute, Toronto, 2005, 111–120.
  • Susan Zhu and Daniel Trefler, "Trade and Inequality in Developing Countries: A General Equilibrium Analysis", Journal of International Economics 65 (2005), 21–48.


  • Daniel Trefler, "Looking Back: How Childhood Experiences Impact a Nation's Wealth", in Rotman Magazine (edited by ), , Toronto, 2004.
  • Daniel Trefler, "The Long and Short of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement", American Economic Review 94 (2004), 870–895.


  • Werner Antweiler and Daniel Trefler, "Increasing Returns to Scale and All That: A View From Trade", American Economic Review 92 (2002), 93–119.
  • Gary Sawchuk and Daniel Trefler, "A Time to Sow, A Time to Reap: The FTA and Its Impact on Productivity and Employment", in Productivity Issues in Canada (edited by Someshwar Rao and Andrew Sharpe), University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2002, 537–569.
  • Daniel Trefler, "The Case of the Missing Trade and Other Mysteries: Reply", American Economic Review 92 (2002), 405–410.


  • Daniel Trefler and Susan Zhu, "Beyond the Algebra of Explanation: HOV for the Age of Technology", American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 90 (2) (2000), 145–149.


  • Daniel Trefler, "Bargaining with Asymmetric Information in Non-Stationary Markets", Economic Theory 13 (3) (1999), 577–601.
  • Daniel Trefler, "Macroeconomic Dynamics Interview: Professor Elhanan Helpman", Macroeconomic Dynamics 3 (1999), 571–601.


  • Daniel Trefler, "'Comments on Long-Term Productivity Issues' by Rick Harris", in Fiscal Targets and Economic Growth (edited by Thomas Courchene and Thomas Wilson), John Deutsch Institute for Economic Pol, Kingston, 1998, 91–93.
  • Daniel Trefler, "Immigrants and Natives in General Equilibrium Trade Models", in The Immigration Debate: Economic, Demographic, & Fiscal Effects of Immigration (edited by James P. Smith and Barry Edmonston), National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1998, 206–238.


  • Noel Gaston and Daniel Trefler, "The Labour Market Consequences of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement", Canadian Journal of Economics 30 (1997), 18–41.
  • Daniel Trefler, "No Pain, No Gain: Lessons from the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement", in Incomes and Productivity in North America (edited by ), Bernan Press & the Comm for Labor Cooper, Dallas, 1997, 25–42.


  • Walid Hejazi and Daniel Trefler, "Canada and the Asia Pacific: Views from the Gravity, Monopolistic Competition, and Heckscher-Ohlin Models", in The Asia-Pacific Region in the Global Econ: A CanadianPerspective (edited by Richard G. Harris), University of Calgary, Calgary, 1996, 47–83.


  • Noel Gaston and Daniel Trefler, "Union Wage Sensitivity to Trade and Protection: Theory and Evidence", Journal of International Economics 39 (1995), 1–25.
  • Daniel Trefler, "The Case of the Missing Trade and Other Mysteries", American Economic Review 85 (1995), 1029–1046.


  • Noel Gaston and Daniel Trefler, "Protection, Trade, and Wages: Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing", Industrial and Labor Relations Review 47 (1994), 574–593.
  • Noel Gaston and Daniel Trefler, "The Role of International Trade and Trade Policy in the Labour Markets of Canada and the United States", World Economy (1994), 45–62.


  • Noel Gaston and Daniel Trefler, "Nontariff Barriers to Trade and Workers' Wages", in Studies in Labour Economics (edited by Erkin Bairam), Ashgate Publishing Ltd, London, 1993, 72–110.
  • Daniel Trefler, "International Factor Price Differences: Leontief was Right!", Journal of Political Economy 101 (1993), 961–987.
  • Daniel Trefler, "The Ignorant Monopolist: Optimal Learning with Endogenous Information", International Economic Review 34 (1993), 565–581.
  • Daniel Trefler, "Trade Liberalization and the Theory of Endogenous Protection: An Econometric Study of U.S. Import Policy", Journal of Political Economy 101 (1993), 138–160.