Ariel Burstein's research


Contact arielb at , Department of Economics, UCLA ; Box 951477 ; Los Angeles, CA 90095 , (310) 206-6732.

Curriculum Vitae PDF

Working Papers

“The Aggregate Implications of Innovative Investment in the Garcia-Macia, Hsieh, and Klenow Model” with Andrew Atkeson, February 2017


“Immigration, Occupations, and Local Labor Markets: Theory and Evidence for the U.S.” with Gordon Hanson, Lin Tian and Jonathan Vogel, December 2016


“Changes in Between Group Inequality: Computers, Occupations, and International Trade” with Eduardo Morales and Jonathan Vogel, September 2016


              “Aggregate Implications of Innovation Policy” with Andrew Atkeson, September 2015, Slides,



Factor Prices and International Trade: A Unifying Perspective with Jonathan Vogel, September 2011

“Understanding Movements in Aggregate and Product-Level Real-Exchange Rates,’’ with Nir Jaimovich, October 2012

“Prices and Market Shares in a Menu Cost Model,” with Christian Hellwig, updated September 2007

Peer Reviewed Publications

Distribution Costs and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics,” with Joao Neves and Sergio Rebelo, Journal of Monetary Economics, September       2003.

Large Devaluations and the Real Exchange Rate,” with Martin Eichenbaum and Sergio Rebelo, Journal of Political Economy, August 2005, Data and replication materials

Inflation and Output Dynamics with State Dependent Pricing Decisions,” Journal of Monetary Economics, October 2006.

Modeling  Exchange Rate Passthrough After Large Devaluations,” with Martin Eichenbaum and Sergio Rebelo, Journal of Monetary Economics, March 2007.

Trade, production sharing and the international transmission of business cycles,” with Chris Kurz and Linda Tesar, Journal of Monetary Economics, May 2008.

Pricing to Market, Trade Costs, and International Relative Prices,” with Andrew Atkeson, American Economic Review, December 2008, Data used in the paper

Foreign Know-How, Firm Control, and the Income of Developing Countries,” with Alexander Monge-Naranjo, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2009

Innovation, Firm dynamics, and International Trade,” with Andrew Atkeson, Journal of Political Economy, June 2010, Online appendix , Matlab codes , Slides   

“Importing Skill-Biased Technology” with Javier Cravino and Jonathan Vogel, AEJ Macro, April 2013, Online Addendum

“Measured Aggregate Gains from International Trade” with Javier Cravino, AEJ Macro, April 2015, Supplementary appendix, Slides


“International Trade, Technology, and the Skill Premium” with Jonathan Vogel, February 2016, forthcoming Journal of Political Economy, Slides


Other Publications

Investment Prices and Exchange Rates: Some Basic Facts,” with Joao Neves and Sergio Rebelo, Journal of the European Economic Association, April/May 2004.

The Importance of Nontradables Goods' Prices in Cyclical Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations,” with Martin Eichenbaum and Sergio Rebelo,  Japan and the World Economy, August 2006.

Pricing to Market in a Ricardian Model of International Trade,” with Andrew Atkeson, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2007.

Welfare Costs of Inflation in a Menu Cost Model,’’ with Christian Hellwig, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2008.

“Trade Liberalizations and Firm Dynamics” with Marc Melitz, October 2011 (forthcoming in Advances of Economics, 2010 World Congress of the Econometric Society) , Slides


“International Prices and Exchange Rates” with Gita Gopinath, February 2013, forthcoming Handbook of   International Economics, Data Appendix , Data replication material