Marc Melitz

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Marc Melitz
Born (1968-01-01) January 1, 1968 (age 55)
InstitutionHarvard University
FieldInternational economics
School or
New Keynesian economics
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
University of Maryland, College Park
Haverford College
James A. Levinsohn[1]
ContributionsContributions 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. ProQuest 304607604.
  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, CiteSeerX, doi:10.1111/1468-0262.00467.
  5. ^ a b According to his academic CV Archived 2014-03-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "International bright young things", The Economist, December 30, 2008

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