Dave Donaldson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue

50 Memorial Drive

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Stanford University - Department of Economics

Landau Economics Building

579 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-6072

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London

United Kingdom

Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)

Duke University

Durham, NC 90097

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure

NBER Working Paper No. w16487
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2023
Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Ricardo's Theory of Comparative Advantage: Old Idea, New Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w17969
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2022
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Ricardo's Theory of Comparative Advantage: Old Idea, New Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8930
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 May 2012
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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comparative advantage, Ricardian theory

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Railroads and American Economic Growth: a "Market Access" Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w19213
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2023
Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson and Richard Hornbeck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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What Goods Do Countries Trade? A Quantitative Exploration of Ricardo's Ideas

NBER Working Paper No. w16262
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2023
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson and Ivana Komunjer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics
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Evolving Comparative Advantage and the Impact of Climate Change in Agricultural Markets: Evidence from 1.7 Million Fields Around the World

NBER Working Paper No. w20079
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2023
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson and Cory B. Smith
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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The More We Die, the More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect

NBER Working Paper No. w22538
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2023
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Margaret Kyle and Heidi L. Williams
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre d'Économie Industrielle (CERNA) and MIT Department of Economics
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Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intra-National Trade Costs

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2018
David Atkin, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intra-National Trade Costs

NBER Working Paper No. w21439
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2022
David Atkin, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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International Trade and Earnings Inequality: A New Factor Content Approach

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-182
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 17 Dec 2020
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, George Washington University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
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International Trade and Earnings Inequality: A New Factor Content Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w28263
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 24 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2023
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, George Washington University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
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Why is Trade Not Free? A Revealed Preference Approach

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2023-136
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 16 Oct 2023
Rodrigo Adao, Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson and John Sturm
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Why is Trade Not Free? A Revealed Preference Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w31798
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 23 Oct 2023
Rodrigo Adao, Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson and John Sturm
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Citation 96

Comparative Advantage and Optimal Trade Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w19689
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2023
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Jonathan Vogel and Iván Werning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, UCLA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Comparative Advantage and Optimal Trade Policy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9765
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Dec 2013
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Jonathan Vogel and Iván Werning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, UCLA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Comparative Advantage, Ricardian Model, Trade Policy

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The Elusive Pro-Competitive Effects of Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w21370
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2023
Yale University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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The Textbook Case for Industrial Policy: Theory Meets Data

NBER Working Paper No. w26193
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 03 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2023
University of California, Berkeley - Department of EconomicsUniversity of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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The Textbook Case for Industrial Policy: Theory Meets Data

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13931
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 07 Oct 2019
University of California, Berkeley - Department of EconomicsUniversity of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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How Large are the Gains from Economic Integration? Theory and Evidence from U.S. Agriculture, 1880-1997

NBER Working Paper No. w22946
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2023
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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How Large are the Gains from Economic Integration? Theory and Evidence from U.S. Agriculture, 1880-1997

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11712
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Gains from Economic, Ricardian Model, U.S. Agriculture

Misallocation in Firm Production: A Nonparametric Analysis Using Procurement Lotteries

CESifo Working Paper No. 10485
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 09 Jun 2023
Paul E. Carrillo, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Dina Pomeranz and Monica Singhal
George Washington University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Zurich and University of California, Davis
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allocative efficiency, misallocation, aggregate productivity

Misallocation in Firm Production: A Nonparametric Analysis Using Procurement Lotteries

NBER Working Paper No. w31311
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 05 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2023
Paul E. Carrillo, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Dina Pomeranz and Monica Singhal
George Washington University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Zurich and University of California, Davis
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Putting Quantitative Models to the Test: An Application to Trump’s Trade War

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2023-71
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 May 2023
Rodrigo Adao, Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Improved Transportation Networks Facilitate Adaptation to Pollution and Temperature Extremes

HKUST Business School Research Paper No. 2022-077
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2022
Panle Jia Barwick, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Shanjun Li, Yatang Lin and Deyu Rao
Cornell University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and HKUST Business School, Department of Economics
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Air Pollution, Adaptation, Climate Change, Transportation Infrastructure

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Nonparametric Counterfactual Predictions in Neoclassical Models of International Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w21401
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 27 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2023
Rodrigo Adao, Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Putting Quantitative Models to the Test: An Application to Trump's Trade War

CESifo Working Paper No. 10484
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 09 Jun 2023
Rodrigo Adao, Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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model testing and validation, computational general equilibrium, international trade, economic geography

Putting Quantitative Models to the Test: An Application to Trump's Trade War

NBER Working Paper No. w31321
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 12 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2023
Rodrigo Adao, Arnaud Costinot, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of EconomicsUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Persistence and Path Dependence in the Spatial Economy

NBER Working Paper No. w28059
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 09 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2023
Treb Allen, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Dartmouth College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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The Role of Trade in Economic Development

NBER Working Paper No. w29314
Number of pages: 117 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2023
David Atkin, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Blending Theory and Data: A Space Odyssey

NBER Working Paper No. w30276
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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Ghosting the Tax Authority: Fake Firms and Tax Fraud

NBER Working Paper No. w30242
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
Paul E. Carrillo, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Dina Pomeranz and Monica Singhal
George Washington University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Zurich and University of California, Davis
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Improved Transportation Networks Facilitate Adaptation to Pollution and Temperature Extremes

NBER Working Paper No. w30462
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2022
Panle Jia Barwick, Dave Donaldson, Dave Donaldson, Shanjun Li, Yatang Lin and Deyu Rao
Cornell University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and HKUST Business School, Department of Economics
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Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intra-National Trade Costs

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10759
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Aug 2015
David Atkin, Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics
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The Gains from Market Integration

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 7, pp. 619-647, 2015
Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Dave Donaldson and Dave Donaldson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford University - Department of Economics

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