Andrés Rodríguez-Clare

Andrés Rodríguez-Clare is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, director of the Trade Research Programme at the International Growth Centre, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1993. He was Associate Professor of Business Economics at the University of Chicago before moving to Costa Rica to serve as Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisors from 1998 to 2002. He was Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2002 and the M.I.T. Department of Economics in 2005, and Senior Research Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank from 2002 to 2005. In 2005 he became professor of economics at Pennsylvania State University, where he stayed until 2011, the year he joined the Berkeley faculty.

Content by Andrés Rodríguez-Clare
  • Project

    Scaling up policies for agricultural trade

    Our overarching research objective is to collect the data and build the toolkit needed to combine micro-level data from intervention trials with macro-level models of policy scale-up. We propose to generate a tractable trade model in which multiple agents produce and consume multiple goods and interact across markets via trade and migration. We will parameterise and...

    19 Oct 2016 | Edward Miguel, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare

  • Publication -

    Born-to-Export Firms: Understanding Export Growth in Bangladesh (Working Paper)

    11 Nov 2014 | Jonathan Eaton, Kala Krishna, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Clare Tybout, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts

  • Project

    Export Growth Determinants in Bangladesh

    What explains export booms in developing countries? In prior IGC-funded research examining apparel exports from Bangladesh we uncovered an interesting pattern, namely that entry into exporting is comparatively low but entrants tend to be larger and exhibit lower rates of exit. We conjectured that these patterns arise because Bangladeshi apparel exporters tend to be new...

    11 Nov 2014 | Jonathan Eaton, Kala Krishna, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Clare Tybout, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts

  • Publication - Evidence Paper

    IGC Evidence Paper - Firms

    The IGC Firm Capabilities Research Programme pulls economists with a common interest in firm capabilities together to focus on three core questions: (i) what are the key proximate determinants of firm productivity? (ii) Where does the productive capacity of firms originate? (iii) What are the barriers that prevent resources from moving from unproductive firms and...

    2 Sep 2014 | Nick Bloom, Greg Fischer, Imran Rasul, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Tavneet Suri, Chris Udry, Eric Verhoogen, Christopher Woodruff, Giulia Zane

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Born-to-Export Firms: Understanding Export Growth in Bangladesh (Working Paper)

    1 Oct 2012 | Bernardo Diaz De Astarloa, Jonathan Eaton, Kala Krishna, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, James Tybout

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Export Dynamics in Bangladesh: Exploring the Data

    1 Jun 2012 | Jonathan Eaton, James Tybout, Kala Krishna, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare

  • Project

    Searching for Exporting and FDI in in Bangladesh

    Trade economists usually think about growth in manufactured exports as coming from established firms that diversify into foreign markets and/or increase the share of their output they ship abroad. But this pattern doesn't describe Bangladeshi experiences, where new exporters have typically been new firms that were born to export. These firms have survived in export markets...

    1 May 2010 | Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Jonathan Eaton, James Tybout, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts, Bernardo Diaz De Astarloa, Kala Krishna