Miklós Koren

Office Contact Information

Central European University Department of Economics 1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9., Hungary Phone: +36 1 327 3000 x2212 (office) Fax: +36 1 327 3232 E-mail: korenm@ceu.edu Website: http://miklos.koren.hu/

Current Positions

Professor, Head of Department, Central European University, Department of Economics, Aug 2016-

Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics, Jul 2015-

Member of the Editorial Board, Review of Economic Studies, Jan 2012-

Research Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics, Sep 2008-

Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, October 2013-

Personal Information

Date of birth: 1976. Male. Hungarian citizen.

Research and Teaching Interests

international trade, growth and development

Education

Harvard University. 2000-2005. Ph.D. in Economics

Central European University. 1999-2000. M.A. in Economics (with distinction)

Budapest University of Economics. 1994-1999. M.Sc. in Economics (with distinction)

Working papers

  1. Péter Karádi and Miklós Koren, 2017. “Cattle, Steaks and Restaurants: Development Accounting when Space Matters.”
  2. Márta Bisztray, Miklós Koren and Adam Szeidl, 2017. “Learning to Import from Your Peers.”
  3. Miklós Koren and Márton Csillag, 2016. “Machines and machinists: Importing skill-biased technology .”
  4. Francesco Caselli, Miklós Koren, Milan Lisicky and Silvana Tenreyro, 2015. “Diversification through Trade.”

    Under revision for the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

  5. Roc Armenter, Miklós Koren and Dávid Krisztián Nagy, 2014. “Bridges.”

    Work in progress.

  6. Roc Armenter and Miklós Koren, 2013. “Everything all the time? Entry and Exit in U.S. Import Varieties.”

    Work in progress.

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Roc Armenter and Miklós Koren, 2016. “A Balls-and-Bins Model of Trade: Reply.” American Economic Review. 106(3).
  2. László Halpern, Miklós Koren and Adam Szeidl, 2015. “Imported Inputs and Productivity.” American Economic Review. 105(12), pp. 3660-3703.
  3. Cecília Hornok and Miklós Koren, 2015. “Administrative Barriers to Trade.” Journal of International Economics. 96(S1), pp. S110-S122.
  4. Roc Armenter and Miklós Koren, 2015. “Economies of Scale and the Size of Exporters.” Journal of the European Economic Association. 13(3), pp. 482-511.
  5. Cecília Hornok and Miklós Koren, 2015. “Per-Shipment Costs and the Lumpiness of International Trade.” Review of Economics and Statistics. 97(2), pp. 525-530.
  6. Roc Armenter and Miklós Koren, 2014. “A Balls-and-Bins Model of Trade.” American Economic Review. 104(7), pp. 2127-2151.
  7. Miklós Koren and Silvana Tenreyro, 2013. “Technological Diversification.” American Economic Review. 103(1), pp. 378-414.
  8. László Halpern and Miklós Koren, 2007. “Pricing to Firm: An Analysis of Firm- and Product-Level Import Prices.” Review of International Economics. 15(3), pp. 574-591.
  9. Miklós Koren and Silvana Tenreyro, 2007. “Volatility and Development.” Quarterly Journal of Economics. 122(1), pp. 243-287.
  10. Miklós Koren, 2001. “Employment Response to Real Exchange Rate Movements: Evidence from Hungarian Exporting Firms.” Hungarian Statistical Review. 79(S6), pp. 24–44.

Publications in Hungarian

  1. Kondor Péter, Koren Miklós, Pál Jenő és Szeidl Ádám, 2014. “Cégek kapcsolati hálózatainak gazdasági szerepe.” Közgazdasági Szemle. LXI(November), pp. 1341-1360.
  2. Koren Miklós és Tóth Péter, 2012. “A külkereskedelem hatása a vállalati munkaerőre és a bérek alakulására.”

    In: Fazekas K, Benczúr P, Telegdy Á (szerk.) Munkerőpiaci Tükör, 2012. pp. 249-274.

  3. Halpern László, Koren Miklós, Kőrösi Gábor és Vincze János, 2004. “A minimálbér költségvetési hatásai.” Közgazdasági Szemle. 51(4), pp. 325-345.

Other publications

  1. Cecília Hornok and Miklós Koren, 2017. “Winners and Losers of Globalization: Sixteen Challenges for Measurement and Theory.”

    in: Mátyás et al. (eds), Economics without Borders: Economic Research for European Policy Challenges. Cambridge University Press. Chapter 6, pp 230-273.

  2. Cecília Hornok and Miklós Koren, 2015. “Trade and Development in a Globalized World: The Roadmap for a Research Agenda.”

    COEURE Survey, Chapter 11.

  3. Miklós Koren and Péter Tóth, 2013. “The impact of international trade on employment and wages.”

    In: Fazekas K, Benczúr P, Telegdy Á (eds.) The Hungarian labour market, 2013. Budapest: Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; National Employment Non-profit Public Company, 2013. pp. 246-272.

  4. Gábor Békés, László Halpern, Miklós Koren and Balázs Muraközy, 2011. “Still standing: how European firms weathered the crisis - The third EFIGE policy report.”

    Békés, Gábor, László Halpern, Miklós Koren and Balázs Muraközy. 2011. "Still standing: how European firms weathered the crisis - The third EFIGE policy report." Bruegel Blueprint Series, Vol. XV.

  5. Miklós Koren and Silvana Tenreyro, 2010. “Volatility, diversification and development in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.”

    Koren, Miklós and Silvana Tenreyro. 2011. "Volatility, diversification and development in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries." In David Held and Kristian Ulrichsen (eds), The Transformation of the Gulf: Politics, Economics and the Global Order, Chapter 9, Routledge.

Work in progress

  1. Miklós Koren, Ádám Szeidl, Ferenc Szűcs and Balázs Vedres, 2017. “Efficiciency Losses from Misallocating Government Contracts.”
  2. Gábor Békés, Miklós Koren, Balázs Muraközy and Álmos Telegdy, 2017. “The Economic Geography of Supply Chains.”
  3. Roc Armenter, Miklós Koren and Dávid Krisztián Nagy, 2014. “Transit Trade and Economic Geography.”
  4. Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, Miklós Koren and Álmos Telegdy, 2014. “Gender Bias Among Hungarian Managers.”
  5. Miklós Koren and Bálint Menyhért, 2015. “Ideas on the Rails: Railway Rollout and Human Capital Transfer in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.”
  6. János Köllő and Koren Miklós, 2015. “Does Experience at Multinationals Pay? Evidence from Job-to-Job Transitions.”

Teaching Experience

Data Carpentry (graduate), Rajk László College, 2014-.

Economics of Trade Policy (graduate), Central European University, 2011-.

International Trade (graduate), Central European University, 2009-.

Macroeconomics (graduate), Central European University, 2008-. *Best Teacher Award 2010*. Harvard University (teaching fellow), 2002-2003.

Macroeconomics (undergraduate), Rajk László College, 1998-2000

Introduction to Investments (undergraduate), Harvard University (teaching fellow), 2003-2004.

Research Experience

Central European University, Department of Economics, Associate Professor (with tenure). 2012-2016.

Central European University, Department of Economics, Assistant Professor. 2008-2012

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics, Research Fellow. 2008-

Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research Fellow. 2013-.

Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research Affiliate. 2008-2013.

Princeton University, Department of Economics, Peter B. Kenen Research Fellow. 2007-2008.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, International Research Function, Economist. 2005-2007.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Research Department, Visiting Scholar. 2004

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics, Junior Research Fellow. 2005.

International Monetary Fund, Research Department, Summer Intern. 2002.

Honors, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Nicholas Káldor Prize, Káldor Foundation, 2014.

Best Teacher Award, Central European University, 2009-2010.

Best paper on "Frontier and Newly Emerging Economies", Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade. 2009.

Peter B. Kenen Fellowship, Princeton University. 2007-2008.

Herrnstein Prize for Ph.D. Dissertation. Harvard University. 2005.

Young Economist Award, European Economic Association. 2002, 2004.

Lamfalussy Research Fellowship, European Central Bank. 2004.

Harvard University Scholarship and Dillon Fellowship Fund, Harvard University. 2002-2004.

Heller Farkas Award for Academic Excellence, Rajk László College. 1999.

Conference Organization

COEURE Workshop on Trade and Development in a Globalized World: The Roadmap for a Research Agenda, 2015.

Macroeconomic Policy Research Workshop on "Microeconomic Behaviour and its Macroeconomic Implications during the Financial Crisis," CEPR and MNB, 2012.

Econometric Society European Winter Meeting, Regional Consultant, 2012-

President of the Hungarian Soceity for Economics. Organizing the annual conference 2009-2010.

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data. Session on "Firm-Level Trade Dynamics", 2008.

American Economic Association Meeting. Session on "The Macroeconomic Implications of Risk Sharing" (co-organized with Borja Larrain), 2007.

Recent Conference and Seminar Presentations

2016

EEA annual conference. MTA KTI. Columbia. Princeton. Duke. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

2015

Budapest BI Meetup. CREI. Mannheim. Bayreuth. Chicago Booth. Vienna. Trinity College Dublin. Bocconi. COEURE Workshop.

2014

Toulouse. Helsinki. International Seminar on Macroeconomics. Brown University. ECARES. UC Louvain. Tilburg. MSCI. MTA KTI. Tudomány Ünnepe KTI 60. Tudomány Ünnepe Big Data. Budapest BI Forum. NLP Meetup. IBM Big Data Seminar.

Grants

Cooperation for European Research in Economics (COEURE). European Commission FP7. Principal Investigator of the survey on Trade and Development

European Research Council Starting Grant: KNOWLEDGEFLOWS Project No. 313164. Principal Investigator, 2012-

European Firms In a Global Economy: Internal policies for external Competitiveness (EFIGE). European Commission FP7 (SSH-2007-1.2-01) Project No 225551. Research partner, 2008-2012

SCience, Innovation, FIrms and markets in a GLObalized World (SCIFIGLOW). European Commission FP7 (SSH-2007-1.1.3) Project No 217436. Research partner, 2008-2012

Productivity Spillover Through Trading Products. Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA T/17/048444). Research partner, 2005-2008

Professional Service

Member of the Council, European Economic Association, 2017-

Member of the Advisory Board of Rajk László College, 2014-

President of the *Hungarian Society for Economics*, 2009-2010.

Member of the Editorial Board, *Review of Economic Studies*, Jan 2012-

Econometric Society European Winter Meeting, Regional Consultant, Jan 2012-

Referee

American Economic Review (Excellence of Refereeing Award 2016, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review, International Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Economics of Transition, Közgazdasági Szemle, National Science Foundation, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Journal, Current Issues of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Journal of Development Economics, GDN Regional Research Competition, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, Economic Inquiry, Empirical Economics, American Economic Journal - Macroeconomics, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv,