Jonathan Vogel

Curriculum Vitae

Professor, Economics Department, UCLA

Working Papers

The Race Between Education, Technology, and the Minimum Wage” April 2023, revision requested at the Quarterly Journal of Economics

This paper supersedes and expands the paper ``The Race Between Education, Technology, and Institutions."

Presentation slides (September 2023)

Cross-border shopping: evidence and welfare implications for Switzerland” with Ariel Burstein and Sarah Lein, December 2022, revision requested at the Journal of International Economics

Exposure(s) to Trade and Earnings Dynamics with Arnaud Costinot and Matti Sarvimaki, June 2022

Presentation slides (June 2022)

Capital-Skill Complementarity in Firms and in the Aggregate Economy” with Giuseppe Berlingieri, Filippo Boeri, and Danial Lashkari, September 2022

Presentation slides (November 2022)


Discrimination and Racial Disparities in Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from WWII”  with Anna Aizer, Ryan Boone, and Adriana Lleras-Muney, December 2022


Trade and Welfare (Across Local Labor Markets) with Ryan Kim, April 2020


Published and Forthcoming Papers

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Unequal Expenditure Switching: Evidence from Switzerland with Raphael Auer, Ariel Burstein, and Sarah Lein, June 2023, accepted at the Review of Economic Studies

Trade shocks and labor market adjustment with Ryan Kim, American Economic Review: Insights, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 1: 115-130.

Teaching presentation slides (a mix of empirics + condensed paper)

Tradability and the Labor-Market Impact of Immigration: Theory and Evidence from the U.S. with Ariel Burstein, Gordon Hanson, and Lin Tian, Econometrica, 2020, Vol. 88, Issue 3: 1071-1112.

Changes in between-group inequality: computers, occupations, and international trade

with Ariel Burstein and Eduardo Morales, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2019, Vol. 11, No. 2: 348-400.

International Trade, Technology, and the Skill Premium

with Ariel Burstein, Journal of Political Economy, 2017, Vol. 125, No. 5: 1356-1412.

Presentation slides

Comparative Advantage and Optimal Trade Policy with Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, and Iván Werning, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015, Vol. 130, Issue 2: 659-702.

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Beyond Ricardo: Assignment Models in International Trade with Arnaud Costinot (Online Appendix), Annual Review of Economics, 2015, Vol. 7: 31-62.


Importing Skill-Biased Technology” with Ariel Burstein and Javier Cravino

(Online Addendum), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2013, Vol. 5, No. 2: 32-71.

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An Elementary Theory of Global Supply Chains with Arnaud Costinot and Su Wang

(Online Addendum), Review of Economic Studies, 2013, Vol. 80, Issue 1: 109-144.

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Global Supply Chains and Wage Inequality

with Arnaud Costinot and Su Wang, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2012, Vol. 102, No. 3: 396-401.

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Spatial Price Discrimination with Heterogeneous Firms 

Journal of Industrial Economics, 2011, Vol. 59, No. 4: 661-676.

Matching and Inequality in the World Economy

with Arnaud Costinot, Journal of Political Economy, 2010, Vol. 118, No. 4: 747-786.

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Spatial Competition with Heterogeneous FirmsJournal of Political Economy, 2008, Vol. 116, No. 3: 423-466.

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Institutions and Moral Hazard in Open Economies Journal of International Economics, 2007, Vol. 71, No. 2: 495-514.