Professor John Romalis

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

John Romalis received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. His research in international trade includes theoretical and empirical studies of the determinants of international trade flows including the quality of traded goods, the effects of preferential trade agreements, and the causes of the international trade collapse during the global financial crisis. John has published in international economics journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics; and the Journal of the European Economic Association. John previously worked at the University of Chicago, Princeton University and the Australian National University. He has also been a Resident Scholar at the IMF and has been affiliated with the US National Bureau of Economic Research since 2003.

Publications Currently Under Review

Trade and the Global Recession” (with Jonathan Eaton, Sam Kortum and Brent Neiman) – Revise and Resubmit (second round), American Economic Review

“International Prices and Endogenous Quality” (with Robert Feenstra), Quarterly Journal of Economics.– Accepted Dec 5, 2013.

Selected grants

2011

  • Collaborative Proposal: The Next Generation of the Penn World Table; Romalis J, Feenstra R; National Science Foundation/National Science Foundation Award.

2007

  • Collaborative Proposal: Integrating Expenditure and Production Estimates in International Comparisons; Romalis J, Heston A, Inklar R, Timmer M, Feenstra R; National Science Foundation/National Science Foundation Award.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Broda, C., Romalis, J. (2011). Identifying the Relationship between Trade and Exchange Rate Volatility. In Takatoshi, Ito and Rose, Andrew (Eds.), Commodity Prices and Markets, (pp. 79-118). Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press.

Journals

  • Romalis, J., Feenstra, R. (2014). International Prices and Endogenous Quality. Quarterly Journal of Economics.
  • Romalis, J. (2011). The Value of Foreign Ownership. Economics and Business Review, 13(1-2), 107-118.
  • Romalis, J. (2007). Capital Taxes, Trade Costs, and the Irish Miracle. European Economic Association. Journal, 5(2-3), 459-469.
  • Romalis, J. (2007). NAFTA's and CUSFTA's Impact on International Trade. Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(3), 416-435.
  • Amiti, M., Romalis, J. (2007). Will the Doha Round lead to preference erosion? IMF Staff Papers, 54(2), 338-384.
  • Romalis, J. (2004). Factor Proportions and the Structure of Commodity Trade. The American Economic Review, 94(1), 67-97.
  • Gruen, D., Romalis, J., Chandra, N. (1999). The Lags of Monetary Policy. The Economic Record, 75(3), 280-294.

2014

  • Romalis, J., Feenstra, R. (2014). International Prices and Endogenous Quality. Quarterly Journal of Economics.

2011

  • Broda, C., Romalis, J. (2011). Identifying the Relationship between Trade and Exchange Rate Volatility. In Takatoshi, Ito and Rose, Andrew (Eds.), Commodity Prices and Markets, (pp. 79-118). Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Romalis, J. (2011). The Value of Foreign Ownership. Economics and Business Review, 13(1-2), 107-118.

2007

  • Romalis, J. (2007). Capital Taxes, Trade Costs, and the Irish Miracle. European Economic Association. Journal, 5(2-3), 459-469.
  • Romalis, J. (2007). NAFTA's and CUSFTA's Impact on International Trade. Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(3), 416-435.
  • Amiti, M., Romalis, J. (2007). Will the Doha Round lead to preference erosion? IMF Staff Papers, 54(2), 338-384.

2004

  • Romalis, J. (2004). Factor Proportions and the Structure of Commodity Trade. The American Economic Review, 94(1), 67-97.

1999

  • Gruen, D., Romalis, J., Chandra, N. (1999). The Lags of Monetary Policy. The Economic Record, 75(3), 280-294.

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