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James Tybout

James Tybout

Professor of Economics


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  1. B.A. Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin


Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Recipient of Numerous Grants from the National Science Foundation and the World Bank
Associate Editor & Co-Editor, Journal of International Economics, 1997-2005
Associate Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics, since 2003
Consultant for the World Bank



Market Structure, Productivity, Export Decision, Manufacturing Industry, Central and South America.

Selected Publications:

1. Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries: Micro Patterns of Turnover, Productivity and Market Structure, with M. Roberts, eds., Oxford University Press, 1996.

2. "The Decision to Export in Colombia: An Empirical Model of Entry with Sunk Costs," with M. Roberts, American Economic Review, 1997, 87, 545-563.

3. "Is Learning-by-Exporting Important? Micro-Dynamic Evidence from Colombia, Mexico and Morocco," with S. Clerides & S. Lach, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1998, 903-947.

4. "Manufacturing Firms in Developing Countries: How Well Do They Do, and Why?" Journal of Economic Literature, 2000, 38, 11-44.

5. "Market Entry Costs, Producer Heterogeneity and Export Dynamics," with Mita Das & M. Roberts, Econometrica 75(3) (2007), pp. 837-873 .