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Publications of Daniel Trefler

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  • John Sutton and Daniel Trefler, "Deductions from the Export Basket: Capabilities, Wealth and Trade", Journal of Political Economy 124 (3) (2016), 826–878.



  • 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.