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Demidova Svetlana, Associate Professor | Research Chair


Research Interests: International Trade, Productivity and Growth, Competition Policies 


Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 2006


ECON 2G03/2X03 - Winter 2013

ECON 3T03- Economic Development- Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Winter 2018

ECON 3HH3- International Trade- Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017

ECON 3FF3 - Fall 2016

ECON 3F03 - Fall 2017 


ECON 751 - Winter 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

ECON 753 - Winter 2014 (half load) 


Published Papers
"Trade Policies, Firm Heterogeneity, and Variable Markups,” Journal of International Economics, September 2017, 108, pp. 260-273.
"Firm Heterogeneity and Costly Trade: A New Estimation Strategy and Policy Experiments,” with Ivan Cherkashin, Hiau Looi Kee and Kala Krishna, Journal of International Economics, May 2015, 96 (1), pp. 18-36
"The Simple Analytics of the Melitz Model in a Small Economy,” with Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Journal of International Economics, July 2013, 90(2), pp. 266-272
"Do Trade Policy Differences Induce Sorting? Theory and Evidence From Bangladeshi Apparel Exporters,” with Hiau Looi Kee and Kala Krishna, Journal of International Economic, July 2012, 87(2), pp. 247–261.
"Trade Policy under Firm-Level Heterogeneity in a Small Economy,” Andrés Rodríguez-Clare Journal of International Economics, June 2009, 78(1), pp.100-112.
"The Inside Scoop: Acceptance and Rejection at the JIE,” with Ivan Cherkashin, Susumu Imai and Kala Krishna, Journal of International Economics, February 2009, 77(1), pp.120-132.
"Productivity Improvements and Falling Trade Costs: Boon or Bane?' International Economic Review, forthcoming.
"Endogenous Variety and the Gains from Trade," with Costas Arkolakis, Pete Klenow and Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2008, 98 (2), 444-450
"Firm Heterogeneity and Firm Behavior with Conditional Policies, " with Kala Krishna, Economic Letters, February 2008, 98 (2), 122-128
"Trade and Trade Policy with Differentiated Products: A Chamberlinian-Ricardian Model: A Comment," with Kala Krishna, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, September 2007, 16 (3), 435-441.
Working Papers
"Trade Preferences as catalytic aid," with Ivan Cherkashin, Hiau Looi Kee and Kala Krishna, 2011, an article at
"Evaluating journal performance using inside data," with Ivan Cherkashin, Svetlana Demidova, Susumu Imai, Kala Krishna, 2008, an article at