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Amit Khandelwal

Dong-Soo Hahn Professor of Economics and Global Affairs
Khandelwal, Amit

Amit Khandelwal is the Dong-Soo Hahn Professor of Global Affairs and Economics at Yale University. He holds affiliations at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. He was previously the Jerome Chazen Professor of Global Business and Chair of the Economics Division at Columbia Business School. From 2011-16, he was an Editor of The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Khandelwal’s research examines the link between international trade and economic development, particularly focusing on firms. He has studied how trade reforms in China and India affected firms’ participation in global markets and their underlying productivity. He has implemented randomized trials that explore the causal impacts of trade, foreign investment, and technology adoption in Egypt, Myanmar, and Pakistan. In recent work, Khandelwal has analyzed the impacts of the US-China trade war. Khandelwal has a separate interest that explores using satellite imagery to measure economic activity.

Khandelwal teaches the core Global Economics course at the Jackson School. At Columbia, he taught courses in microeconomics, emerging markets, and seminars on the Indian, Chinese, and Myanmar economies.

Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 2007
M.Phil., Economics, Yale University, 2005
M.A, Economics, Yale University, 2004
B.A., Mathematics and Economics, Northwestern University, 2002