When competition from abroad inflicts severe shocks on a country's firms, the headlines are often about failing businesses and job losses. The shocks may come from different sources: trade reforms, competition from a foreign manufacturing powerhouse, or the entry of big retail chains from abroad. Although the trade shock is likely to bring a number of positive effects, … [Read more...] about How Labor Markets Adjust to Import Competition
Darío Romero is a postdoctoral associate based at New York University - Abu Dhabi, with a focus on political economy and applied microeconomics in developing economies, particularly in Latin America. His research interests center around economic history, economic growth, and trade. Prior to his current position, Dario held roles at Universidad del Rosario, J-PAL LAC, and the IDB. His educational background includes a PhD in Economics from Columbia University, as well as an MA. in Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Universidad de los Andes.