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Rotman School of Management
Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy

Associate Professor of Business Economics Degrees:PhD, University of California Los Angeles MA, University of California Los Angeles MA, Pontificia Universidade Catolica - Rio de Janeiro BA, Universidade de Sao Paulo Bernardo Blum is an Associate Professor of Business Economics at Rotman. He teaches an MBA course in International Economics. Bernardo’s research falls into three broad areas: international trade, where his work examines the determinants of international trade patterns and the economic institutions that facilitate trade; urban economics, where his work examines the impact of urban agglomeration on the productivities of, and so returns to, different kinds of skills; and the determinants of income inequality.

Selected Publications - Papers

Endowments, Output, and the Bias of Directed Innovation Review of Economics Studies 2010

Facts and Figures on Intermediated Trade (with Sebastian Claro and Ignatius Horstmann) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 2010

Two Sides of the Same Coin: US Residual Inequality and the Gender Gap (with Marigee Bacolod) The Journal of Human Resources 2010

Skills in the City (with Marigee Bacolod and Will Strange) Journal of Urban Economics 2009

Does the internet defy the law of gravity? (with Avi Goldfarb) Journal of International Economics 2006

Research and Teaching Interests

Teaches the first year MBA course in International Economics. His research falls into one of three broad areas. One area is in international trade, where his work examines the determinants of international trade patterns and the economic institutions that facilitate trade. A second area is in urban economics, where his work examines the impact of urban agglomeration on the productivities of, and so returns to, different kinds of skills. A final set of papers examines the determinants of income inequality.

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