Costas Arkolakis designated the Henry Kohn Associate Professor of Economics

Costas Arkolakis, newly designated as the Henry Kohn Associate Professor of Economics, focuses his research and teaching in the areas of international trade and macroeconomics.

He will hold the Kohn Associate Professorship through June of 2017.

Arkolakis has worked on developing a unified framework to analyze the forces that shape the gains from economic integration and examine the barriers to exporting activity and trade dynamics. His recent research uses this framework to analyze the geographic distribution of economic activity. His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, among others.

Arkolakis earned his undergraduate degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Yale faculty in 2007 after completing his doctorate. He is also affiliated with the University’s Economic Growth Center and the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. Since 2008, Arkolakis has been a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also served as a visiting scholar at Princeton University, University of Chicago, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He is an associate editor for the Journal of International Economics.

His research has been supported by two National Science Foundation grants, including a NSF CAREER Award for 2013-2018. His honors and awards include a Peter B. Kenen Fellowship at Princeton University and a Distinguished Affiliate Prize from the CESifo group in Munich.

The Yale economist has been an invited lecturer at universities throughout the United States and Europe. He has also delivered keynote speeches at the CESifo Global Economy conference in Munich and at the SNF Sinergia-CEPR conference in Monte Verita, Ascona.