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Luca David Opromolla

Owens Distinguished Professor of International Economics

Department of Economics

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Nelson Hall 4176

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Luca David Opromolla performs research in international trade, industrial organization and labor economics. His research focuses on firm dynamics and the size distribution of firms; firms’ decision to export vs. to open a plant abroad; the type and size of trade costs; the role of managers in determining firms’ international activities and in transferring export knowledge across firms; the internal organization of firms and their productivity; and the quantification of the effects of reductions in migration and trade costs.

Opromolla is a Research Fellow of CEPR and CESifo, and REM UECE at the University of Lisbon, as well as a fellow of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. He was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland in 2014 and 2016, and his research receives support from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia in Portugal. Ph.D. New York University.


PhD Economics New York University 2006

Master of Arts Economics New York University 2002

Bachelor of Arts Economics Bocconi University 1999