Daniel Trefler

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Daniel Trefler
Residence Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Nationality Flag of Canada.svg Canadian
Fields Economics
Institutions University of Toronto
Alma mater University of Toronto, University of Cambridge, University of California at Los Angeles

Daniel Trefler is an economics professor at the University of Toronto specializing in international economics and best known for his empirical research on patterns of trade. His works helped to explain the shortcomings of the Heckscher-Ohlin model in terms of differences in technology used in different countries.He has also empirically examined the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on both the U.S and Canada.Trefler received his bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Toronto, a master's degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

He is co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Economic Literature, and recipient of numerous awards, including the Canadian Economics Association’s Innis Award and the McDonald Award for contributions to early childhood advocacy. Dan’s research centers on the impact of international trade on innovation, employment, earnings and domestic institutions. His current research focuses on domestic and international levers for promoting competitiveness and broad-based prosperity.

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