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Current work in progress:


"Global Competition and Brexit" (joint with Piero Stanig), July 2016.

Download Current Version, September 2016.

Read a non-technical summary on The Washington Post  VoxEU

See also: The Economist  The Financial Times


"The Trade Origins of Economic Nationalism: Import Competition and Voting Behavior in Western Europe" (joint with Piero Stanig)

Download Current Version, January 2017; First Version, July 2016.

Read a non-technical summary on VoxEU

See also: Bloomberg The Financial Times


"Globalization and Mental Distress" (joint with Rosario Crinò and Laura Ogliari)

Download Current Version, November 2016.

Earlier Versions: CEPR Discussion Paper 10874 (October, 2015); CESifo Working Paper 5586 (October 2015); BAFFI-CAREFIN Working Paper 2015-11 (September 2015); Mimeo (August, 2015)

Read a non-technical summary on VoxEU


"Trade and Growth in the Age of Global Value Chains" (joint with Laura Bonacorsi and Carlo Altomonte)


"New Imported Inputs, Wages and Worker Mobility" (joint with Alessia Matano and Paolo Naticchioni)


Publications in refereed journals:


"Heterogeneous Firms and Asymmetric Product Differentiation" (joint with Carlo Altomonte and Enrico Pennings) Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming

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"New Imported Inputs, New Domestic Products" (joint with Rosario Crino') Journal of International Economics, 2014 - 92 (1): 147-165

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"Low-Cost Import Competition and Firm Exit: Evidence from the EU" (joint with Kristien Coucke and Leo Sleuwaegen) Industrial and Corporate Change, 2015 - 24 (1): 131-161

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"Trade Openness, Real Exchange Rates and Job Reallocation: Evidence from Belgium" Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 2012 - 148: 669-706



"International Trade, Exit and Entry: A Cross-Country and Industry Analysis" (joint with Leo Sleuwaegen) Journal of International Business Studies, 2010 - 41: 1240-1257.



"Firm Heterogeneity and Endogenous Regional Disparities" (joint with Carlo Altomonte) Journal of Economic Geography, 2008 - 8(6):779-810