Costas Arkolakis










Working Papers

Optimal City Structure (with T. Allen, X. Li). PRELIMINARY. First Version: 07/15
On the Existence and Uniqueness of Trade Equilibria (with T. Allen, X. Li). PRELIMINARY. First Version: 04/15
Combinatorial Discrete Choice (with F. Eckert). First version 01/17

Submitted Papers or Under Revision

Spatial Linkages, Global Shocks, and Labor Markets: Theory and Evidence (with Adao, Esposito), Online Appendix, 02/19
The Welfare Effects of Transportation Infrastructure Improvements (with Allen), 01/19
The Extensive Margin of Exporting Products: A Firm-Level Analysis (with Muendler, Ganapati), 01/19, NBER WP 16641, Resubmitted to AEJ Macro
Abstract,(Online Supplement, Companion Paper: The Continuum Case)
A Multivariate Distribution with Pareto Tails and Pareto Maxima (with Rodriguez-Clare, Jiun-Hua Su), 05/17


Universal Gravity (with Allen, Takahashi), NBER WP 20787, accepted Journal of Political Economy (Online Appendix, Capital Dynamics, Matlab Toolkit)
The Elusive Pro-Competitive Effects of Trade (with Costinot, Donaldson, Rodriguez-Clare), Review of Economic Studies, 86(1), 46-80, NBER WP 21370, codes, related: Gains: Simple Example
Innovation and Production in the Global Economy (with Ramondo, Rodriguez-Clare, Yeaple), American Economic Review, 108(8), 2128-73, 2018, NBER WP 18792. (online appendix)
Firm Learning and Growth (with Papageorgiou, Timoshenko), Review of Economic Dynamics, 27, 146-168, 2018.
A Unified Theory of Firm Selection and Growth, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(1), 89-155, 2016, NBER WP 17553, (Appendix: theory, data, more data)
Trade and the Topography of the Spatial Economy (with Allen) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2014, 129(3), NBER WP 19181, (online appendix)
New Trade Models, Same Old Gains? (with Costinot, Rodriguez-Clare), American Economic Review, 2012, 102(1), 94-130, NBER WP 15628, (online appendix)
Market Penetration Costs and the New Consumers Margin in International Trade, Journal of Political Economy, 2010, 118 (6), 1151-1199, NBER WP 14214, (Appendix: theory, data, programs)
Exporters and Their Products: A Collection of Empirical Regularities (with Muendler), CESifo Economic Studies, 2013, 59(2), 223-248
Vertical Specialization and International Business Cycles Synchronization (w/ Ramanarayanan), Scandinavian J. of Economics, Sp. Issue on Heterogeneity & Trade, 2009,111(4),665-680, (online)
Endogenous Variety and the Gains from Trade (with Klenow, Demidova, Rodriguez-Clare), American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 2008, 98 (4), 444-450, NBER WP 13933, (Welfare in Krugman model, Detailed derivations)







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