Amit Khandelwal

Professor Amit Khandelwal is a Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. His research focuses on the link between international trade and economic development. He is a Co-Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, and holds affiliations at the NBER, IGC and BREAD. He received a PhD in economics from Yale University in 2007.

Content by Amit Khandelwal
  • Project

    Mapping the urban world: Integrating high-resolution satellite imagery and night light data

    Tracking how an economy allocates resources across space and time is difficult. Reliable data sources, particularly from developing countries, are scarce. Those that do exist (e.g., population censuses) are typically measured at low frequencies, difficult to obtain, hard to compare across countries, and available only for coarse spatial units (e.g., districts or counties)....

    12 Oct 2017 | Gordon Hanson, Amit Khandelwal, Ran Goldblatt

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    Understanding low productivity in developing countries: Evidence from the airline industry

    Economists have long been interested in documenting and explaining the gap in productivity between developing and developed countries. Understanding the determinants of low productivity in the developing world is important not just for economists. This knowledge is vital for policymakers in government, our primary stakeholders, in order to guide the design of industrial...

    31 Jul 2017 | David Atkin, Amit Khandelwal

  • Project

    Spillovers from special economic zones: Micro-evidence from the Myanmar

    This project proposes a novel approach to the evaluation of special economic zones (SEZs). We propose to use a combination of a detailed survey and administrative data to identify the extent, channels and constraints to spillovers between firms inside the zone and the rest of the economy outside the zone. The project builds on the unique chance to analyse the creation and...

    28 Jul 2017 | Amit Khandelwal, Matthieu Teachout, Rocco Macchiavello

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    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Myanmar

    Since 2010, the Myanmar government has implemented a broad platform of political and economic reforms aimed at spurring growth and increasing the country’s participation in the global economy. One objective of these reforms is to bring about structural change that makes Myanmar more reliant on the manufacturing sector.  A central component of this strategy is the...

    20 May 2016 | Amit Khandelwal

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    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Myanmar

    Since 2010, the Myanmar government has implemented a broad platform of political and economic reforms aimed at spurring growth and increasing the country’s participation in the global economy. One objective of these reforms is to bring about structural change that makes Myanmar more reliant on the manufacturing sector.  A central component of this strategy is the...

    4 Apr 2016 | Amit Khandelwal, Matthieu Teachout

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    Evidence from a randomised experiment in Pakistan

    Spillovers between firms, and in particular technology spillovers, play a central role in many theories of economic growth and provide the economic rationale for many industrial policies. Despite the centrality of such in theoretical and policy discussions of the growth process, the empirical evidence for their existence is weak. Our research aims to provide rigorous,...

    10 Oct 2014 | David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Amit Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Growth Week 2014: Research Session - Trade

    6 Oct 2014

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan (Policy Brief)

    1 May 2014 | David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Amit Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan (Working Paper)

    1 May 2014 | David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Amit Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen