José Asturias

José Asturias is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BS in Economics (Wharton) and a BA in Mathematics. His research interests include International Trade and Macroeconomics (with a special interest in growth). On the Trade side, his ongoing projects attempt to investigate how competition in the transportation industry affects welfare gains from trade liberalizations. On the Macro side, his projects study the interaction of financial frictions and entry barriers on growth. At Georgetown he teaches courses on International Trade and Macroeconomic Theory.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This study quantify the effect of high transportation costs on productivity and welfare in India, particularly by examining supply to remote areas and the holders of monopoly power. 
Researchers: Manuel Garcia-Santana, José Asturias, Scott Petty, Roberto Ramos
Grants Round: 10th Round
Country: India