Amit Khandelwal

Amit Khandelwal is the Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. His research examines how firms in developing countries respond to trade liberalization and increased globalization. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. in Mathematics & Economics from Northwestern University.

Researcher's Grant Projects

By studying the football and surgical goods industries of Pakistan, this project seeks to identify barriers to upgrading in manufacturing firms such as high costs of high-quality inputs and fixed costs of innovation. 
Researchers: Eric Verhoogen, Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudhry, David Atkin, Amit Khandelwal
Grants Round: 2nd MRG round
Country: Pakistan
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states
By analyzing small-scale enterprises in Egypt's carpet industry, this project disentangles causal effects of exporting on productivity and welfare measures, as well as analyzes the firm-specific factors that contribute to export success.
Researchers: David Atkin, Amit Khandelwal, Adam Osman
Grants Round: 2nd Round
Country: Egypt