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Erhan Artuc


ERHAN ARTUC is an economist in the Development Economics Research Group, Trade and International Integration Team. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2011, he was a faculty member at Koc University in Istanbul - Turkey, where taught International Trade, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics classes. He received BA degree in 2001 from Bilkent University, Ankara and Ph.D. in 2006 from University of Virginia, both in Economics.

Artuc’s research focuses on international trade policy and its effects on labor markets. He has studied distributional effects of trade liberalization on workers from different age, education and human capital groups, timing of trade policy, occupational and sectoral mobility of workers, unemployment, and changes in skill premium in response to trade shocks and discount window borrowing from central banks. In his research, Artuc develops models that can forecast effects of a new trade policy before its implementation (i.e. counterfactual policy simulations). His research papers have appeared in Journal of International Economics, American Economic Review and other academic or policy journals.

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The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the rise of China on the trade of Latin American and Caribbean economies. The study proposes an index to measure the impact on trade, which suggests sizable effects, especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Paraguay. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7155 JAN 01, 2015

Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economy's dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations (English)

Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6863 MAY 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar; Parsons, Christopher

Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs (English)

Informal employment is ubiquitous in developing countries, but few studies have estimated workers' switching costs between informal and formal employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6614 SEP 01, 2013

Arias, Javier; Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries (English)

Estimates of labor mobility costs are needed to assess the responses of employment and wages to trade shocks when factor adjustment is costly. Available methods to estimate those costs rely on panel data, which are seldom available in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6556 AUG 01, 2013

Artuc, Erhan; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido

PPML estimation of dynamic discrete choice models with aggregate shocks (English)

This paper introduces a computationally efficient method for estimating structural parameters of dynamic discrete choice models with large choice sets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6480 JUN 01, 2013

Artuc, Erhan

Trade policy and wage inequality : a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility (English)

A number of authors have argued that a worker's occupation of employment is at least as important as the worker's industry of employment in determining whether the worker will be hurt or helped by international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6194 SEP 01, 2012

Artuc, Erhan; McLaren, John

Workers' age and the impact of trade shocks (English)

Do trade shocks affect workers differently because of their age? This paper examines the issue by estimating the lifetime mobility of workers based on the sectors in which they work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6035 APR 01, 2012

Artuc, Erhan

R&D and aggregate fluctuations (English)

The research and development (R&D) sector is considered one of the main driving forces of sustainable growth in the long run. The sector, however, also shows excessive volatility which raises interesting questions regarding the sources of this volatility as well as the nature of the relation between the sector and aggregate fluctuations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6017 MAR 01, 2012

Artuc, Erhan; Pourpourides, Panayiotis M.