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Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Associate Professor

Rafael Dix-Carneiro

Professor Dix-Carneiro works on topics related to international trade, labor markets and economic development. 

His research focuses on the labor market adjustment process in response to globalization and trade liberalization, including i) the dynamics of adjustment to trade and ii) the margins of adjustment to trade. Additional research includes how trade-oriented firms respond to exchange rate fluctuations and the impact of economic shocks on crime.

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Office Location:  201B Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  919-660-1820
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Ph.D.Princeton University2011
MSInstituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada2005
BSPontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro2002

International Economics and Finance
Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
Research Interests:

Professor Dix-Carneiro's research focuses in understanding the transition of economies following trade liberalization or other major sector-specific shocks. He has also studied export behavior following exchange rate shocks and the relationship between industry-level skill premia and exports.


Adjustment costs

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Dix-Carneiro, R; Kovak, BK, Margins of labor market adjustment to trade, Journal of International Economics, vol. 117 (March, 2019), pp. 125-142 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Dix-Carneiro, R; Soares, RR; Ulyssea, G, Economic shocks and crime: Evidence from the Brazilian trade liberalization, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 10 no. 4 (October, 2018), pp. 158-195, American Economic Association [doi]  [abs]
  3. Dix-Carneiro, R; Kovak, BK, Trade Liberalization and Regional Dynamics, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, vol. 107 no. 241 (August, 2016), pp. 2908-2946, American Economic Association [doi]
  4. Dix-Carneiro, R; Kovak, BK, Trade Liberalization and the Skill Premium: A Local Labor Markets Approach, American Economic Review, vol. 105 no. 5 (May, 2015), pp. 551-557, American Economic Association [doi]
  5. Dix-Carneiro, R, Trade Liberalization and Labor Market Dynamics, vol. 82 no. 3 (2014), pp. 825-885, The Econometric Society [doi]  [abs]

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