Marc Melitz

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Marc Melitz
Born (1968-01-01) January 1, 1968 (age 49)
Nationality American
Institution Harvard University
Field International economics
School or
New Keynesian economics
Alma mater University of Michigan
University of Maryland, College Park
Haverford College
James A. Levinsohn[1]
Contributions Contributions to the New Trade Theory
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Marc J. Melitz (born January 1, 1968)[2] is an American economist. He is currently a professor of economics at Harvard University.

Melitz has published a number of highly cited articles in the area of international economics and international trade,[3] most notably "The Impact of Trade on Intra-Industry Reallocations and Aggregate Industry Productivity" in Econometrica which explores the effects of international trade on the competition within domestic industries.[4]

In addition to his Harvard position, Melitz is also a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2000. Before joining Harvard, Melitz was a professor at Princeton University .[5]

Melitz holds a BA in Mathematics from Haverford College (1989), an MSBA in Operations Research from the University of Maryland, College Park (1992)[5] a M.A.(1997), and a Ph.D. (2000) in Economics from the University of Michigan.

In 2008, The Economist listed Melitz as one of the top 8 young economists in the world.[6]


  1. ^ Melitz, Marc (2000). International trade and industry productivity dynamics with heterogeneous producers (Ph.D.). University of Michigan. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  2. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  3. ^ As of February 2010, Melitz is the most highly cited young economists according to the IDEAS repository: Rankings at IDEAS:Top Young Economists, as of February 2010
  4. ^ ——— (2003), "The Impact of Trade on Intra-Industry Reallocations and Aggregate Industry Productivity", Econometrica, 71 (6): 1695–1725, doi:10.1111/1468-0262.00467 .
  5. ^ a b According to his academic CV.
  6. ^ "International bright young things", The Economist, December 30, 2008 

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