James Feyrer

Academic Appointments

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics Vice-Chair
Council on Institutional Priorities Member
Committee on the Faculty Co-Chair

306 Rockefeller
HB 6106
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Ph.D. Brown University
M.A. Brown University
B.S. Stanford University

Selected Publications

"Distance, Trade, and Income -- The 1967 to 1975 Closing of the Suez Canal as a Natural Experiment,"  Journal of Development Economics, November 2021.

“Demographics and Productivity in Asia,” in Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific, eds K. Eggleston, J. Park, and G. Shin, Brookings Institution Press, May 2021.

"Trade and Income -- Exploiting Time Series in Geography," AEJ: Applied, October 2019

"Measuring Geographi Spillovers: A Reply," with Erin Mansur and Bruce Sacerdote, American Economic Review, June 2020

Undergraduate Research in the Dartmouth Economics Department,” Journal of Economic Education, Fall 2017.

"Geographic Dispersion of Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Fracking Revolution", with Erin Mansur and Bruce Sacerdote, American Economic Review, April 2017.

"The Cognitive Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States", with Dimitra Politi &  David N. Weil, Journal of the European Economic Association, April 2017.

"How Much Would US Style Fiscal Integration Buffer European Unemployment and Income Shocks?", with Bruce Sacerdote, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, May 2013.

Global Savings and Global Investment – The Transmission of Identified Fiscal Shocks”, with Jay Shambaugh, AEJ: Economic Policy, May 2012.

"The US Productivity Slowdown, the Baby Boom, and Management Quality" , Journal of Population Economics, January 2011.

Colonialism and Modern Income – Islands as Natural Experiments”, with Bruce Sacerdote, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2009.

"Will The Stork Return to Europe and Japan? Understanding Fertility within Developed Nations", with Bruce Sacerdote and Ariel Stern, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2008.

"The Marginal Product of Capital", with Francesco Caselli, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2007.

"Demographics and Productivity", Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2007.

"Aggregate Evidence on the Link Between Demographics and Productivity", Population and Development Review, March 2008.

Did The Rust Belt Become Shiny?: A Study of Cities and Counties That Lost Steel and Auto Jobs in the 1980s,” with Bruce Sacerdote and Ariel Stern, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, 2007.

"Convergence By Parts,"  B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, July 2008.

"A Contribution To The Empirics of Total Factor Productivity ," with Shekhar Aiyar, Manuscript.

"Technological Leadership and Endogenous Growth,"  with Susanto Basu and David N. Weil, Manuscript.

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