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Professor Hale Utar
 

Room: V8-106
Phone: +49 (0) 521 106-4842
Fax: +49 (0) 521 106-67120

E-mail: hale.utar@uni-bielefeld.de

Office hours: Thursdays 3pm-5pm, and by appointment


SPECIALIZATION

  • International Trade: Microeconomic Impacts of Globalization, International Competition, Trade and Labor, Trade and Innovation, Market Openness, Technology and Knowledge Transfer Between Firms in the Global Markets, Productivity

RECENT WORKING PAPERS          

  • Firms and Labor in Times of Violence: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War 2018.
  • International Trade and Job Polarization: Evidence at the Worker Level, with Wolfgang Keller, June 2016, NBER Working Paper # 22315.           
  • Globalization, Gender, and the Family,  with Wolfgang Keller, December 2016.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Workers beneath the Floodgates: Impact of Low-Wage Import Competition and Workers' Adjustment2018Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 100, No. 4, October 2018, pp-631-647.

Characteristics of International Trade Intermediaries and Their Location in the Supply Chain, 2017, Globalization: Strategies and Effects, edt  Christensen & Kowalczyk , Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Credit Rationing, Risk Aversion and Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries, with E. Bond  and J. Tybout , 2015,  International Economic Reviewvol. 56 no.3, pp.695-722.

When the Floodgates Open: "Northern" Firms' Response to Removal of Trade Quotas on Chinese Goods, 2014, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(4), pp.226-250.

International Competition and Industrial Evolution: Evidence from the Impact of Chinese Competition on Mexican Maquiladoras, 2013,with L.B. Ruiz, Journal of Development Economics, vol. 105, pp.267-287

"Globalisation and polarisation in the wake of Brexit", VOX column, July 5, 2016, with Wolfgang Keller. http://voxeu.org/article/globalisation-and-polarisation-wake-brexit

VISITS, GRANTS, HONORS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

Ranked among the top 100 economists in the DACH countries in the 2017 Handelsblatt Ranking

Invited Research Stay, the Center for Economic Studies (CES), Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, April 2016

Visiting Scholar, Instito Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI), Aguascalientes, Mexico, Nov 2010

Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Labor Markets Dynamics and Growth Center, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Fall 2009

Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, Faculty Research Grant, Spring 2009

National Science Foundation Research Grant, “Openness, Industrial Evolution and Job Flows”, (SES 061788 subcontracted from Pennsylvania State University as PI under 3383-UC-NSF-7888).

Full Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Economics, 2001-2006

Haci Omer Sabanci Scholarship, 1993-1999, awarded for outstanding performance in the National Student Placement Examination

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and INVITED SEMINARS

Firms, Trade and Violence / Firms and Labor in Times of Violence: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War

  • University of Virginia, 2018 (scheduled)
  • John Hopkins SAIS, 2018 (scheduled)
  • World Bank (scheduled)
  • Maastricht University, 2018
  • GIGA Hamburg, 2018
  • University of Gottingen, 2018
  • European Meeting of the Urban Economic Association, Dusseldorf, 2018
  • CESIfo Area Conference on Global Economy, Munich, 2018
  • CESIfo Area Conference on Employment and Social Policy, Munich, 2018
  • CBRT Policy Evaluation Workshop, Antalya, 2018
  • Aarhus-IfW Kiel Workshop, Sandbjerg, 2017

Globalization, Gender and the Family (previously titled Marriage, Divorce, and Fertility: Life in the Face of Import Competition)

  • EEA-ESEM Cologne, 2018
  • American Economic Association meetings (ASSA),  Philadelphia, 2018
  • Sardinian Empirical Trade Conference, Cagliari, 2017
  • European Trade Study Group (ETSG), Florence, 2017
  • University of Munich 2017
  • 3rd International Conference of DFG Labor Network (SPP1764): The Role of the Firm in the Labor Market, Berlin, 2017
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) 2016
  • EEA-ESEM Geneva 2016

International Trade and Job Polarization: Evidence at the Worker Level

  • Polarisation(s) in Labour Markets, DARES-ILO Conference, Paris, 2018
  • Copenhagen Business School, 2017
  • IAB, Nuremberg 2017
  • Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN), Annual Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2017
  • Koc University Winter Workshop, 2016
  • Aarhus-Kiel Workshop, 2016
  • DEGIT, Nottingham, 2016
  • 2nd International Conference of DFG Labor Network (SPP 1764): Occupations, Skill, and the Labor Market, Mannheim, 2016
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2016
  • Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, 2015
  • NBER Summer Institute, CRIW Workshop, Boston, 2015

Workers beneath the Floodgates: Impact of Low-Wage Import Competition and Workers' Adjustment

  • Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen, 2017
  • CESifo Area Conference on Employment and Social Protection, Munich 2017
  • TASKS IV: Labor Market Adjustments to Digitization and the Future of Work, Mannheim 2016
  • Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Munich 2016
  • American Economic Association Meeting, San Francisco 2016
  • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Istanbul 2015
  • World Congress of the Econometric Society, Montreal, 2015
  • Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference, 2015
  • Barcelona GSE Summer Forum : Trade, Growth and Income Distribution, 2015
  • 1st international conference of DFG Labor Network: The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Trade, Technology and Demographics, Nuremberg, 2015
  • International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, 2015
  • University of Nottingham, 2015
  • University of Duisburg-Essen, 2015
  • University of Groningen, Groningen, 2014
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) , 2014
  • European Trade Study Group (ETSG), Munich, 2014
  • Workshop on Applied International Trade and Trade Facilitation, Bilkent Univ, 2014

When the Floodgates Open: "Northern" Firms' Response to Removal of Trade Quotas on Chinese Goods

  • North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, Philadelphia, 2014
  • 9th Danish International Economics Workshop, Aarhus, Denmark, 2013
  • Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 2013
  • North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, San Diego, 2013
  • Koc University, Winter Workshop, Istanbul, 2012
  • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Nuremberg, Germany, 2012
  • International Industrial Organization Conference, Washington D.C., 2012

International Competition and Industrial Evolution: Evidence from the Impact of Chinese Competition on Mexican Maquiladoras

  • Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment Conference (EITI), Bangkok, Thailand, 2013
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington D.C., 2013
  • National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute, (NBER-SI), Macroeconomics, and Productivity Workshop, Boston, 2011
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Fall 2010
  • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), London, 2010
  • International Industrial Organization Conference, Vancouver, 2010
  • University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, Fall 2009
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, Fall 2009

Import Competition and Employment Dynamics

  • American Economic Association Session on Globalization and Labor Market Institutions: Firing Costs and Discrimination, San Francisco, 2009
  • Labor Market Dynamics and Growth : The Conference on Labor Market and International Trade, Sandbjerg, Denmark, 2008
  • Egon-Sohmen Symposium: The Economic Consequences of Globalization, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2008
  • The 2008 World Congress on National Accounts and Economic Performance Measures for Nations, Washington D.C., 2008
  • Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Invited Session on Firms’ Entry, New Orleans, 2007
  • National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute, NBER-SI, International Trade and Investment Workshop, Boston, 2007
  • National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute, NBER-SI, Macroeconomics, Trade and Productivity Workshop, Boston, 2007
  • Cornell/Michigan International Labor Market Conference, Ann Arbor, 2007
  • International Industrial Organization Conference, Savannah, 2007
  • Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference (CAED), Chicago, 2006
  • Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings, Vancouver, 2006
  • University of Texas, Austin, 2006
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006
  • University of Iowa, 2006
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2006
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, 2006
  • Central European University, Budapest, 2006
  • Koc University, Istanbul, 2006
  • Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2006
  • Sabanci University, Istanbul, 2006

The Role of Foreign Technical Services in the Learning By Exporting

  • International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, 2011
  • European Cooperation in Science and Technology Workshop: Firm-Level Data Analysis in Transition and Developing Economies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009

Intermediaries and International Trade

  • Labor Market Dynamics and Growth Meeting at the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, 2010

Credit Rationing, Risk Aversion and Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries

  • Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meetings, Istanbul, 2009
  • Cornell-PSU Macroeconomics Workshop, 2005, Ithaca, NY
  • National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute, NBER-SI, Macroeconomics and Productivity, Boston, 2005

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Served as a Referee for:

  • International Economic Review
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Economic Journal
  • European Economic Review
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • Journal of International Economics
  • Journal of Development Economics
  • Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Empirical Economics
  • Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • World Bank Economic Review
  • Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
  • International Economics and Economic Policy
  • International Review of Economics and Finance
  • Journal of International Trade and Economic Development
  • Asian Journal of Social Science

Served as a Reviewer for:

  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Canadian National Science Foundation (SSHRC)
  • European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
  • The Leverhulme Trust

Served as a Session Chair at:

  • 2nd International Conference on DFG Labor Network (SPP 1764): Occupations, Skill, and the Labor Market, 2016
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2012
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2011
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2010

 Served as a Discussant at:

  • Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference 2018
  • Sardinian Empirical Trade Conference 2017
  • Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference 2015
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2015
  • Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment Conference 2013
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2012
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2011
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2010
  • American Economic Association Annual Meetings 2009
  • Empirical Investigation in International Trade Conference 2008
  • International Industrial Organization Conference 2007 
  • Southern Economic Association Meetings 2007

            Selection Committee, ROWE Young Economist Award, 2015

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