David Atkin

David Atkin joined the faculty at Yale as an Assistant Professor of Economics after receiving his PhD from Princeton University. His primary fields are trade and development. David's research focuses on evaluating the impacts of trade liberalization on the poor in the developing world by using the microeconometric tools and the large household datasets common in applied economics to analyze trade and development issues. His recent work has studied the role of regional taste differences in altering the impacts of trade reforms in India, and educational responses to the rise of export oriented manufacturing in Mexico.

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