Jonathan Eaton

Jonathan Eaton is Professor of Economics at New York University. He currently works on the interaction of trade and technology, examining in particular the role of individual producers. Previous work focused on strategic trade policy, international sanctions, and developing countries’ participation in international capital markets. He has been on the faculty at Princeton, Yale, the University of Virginia, and Boston University. Eaton graduated from Harvard in 1972, and did graduate work in economics at Yale, receiving an MA in 1973 and PhD in 1976. He has held visiting positions at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, the Australian National University, the University of Indonesia, the University of Osaka, the University of Aix-Marseille II, the University of Munich, Tel Aviv University, the University of Minnesota, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He served as Vice President of the American Economic Association. He currently edits the Journal of International Economics. In 2004 the Econometric Society awarded his paper “Technology, Geography, and Trade,” co-authored with Samuel Kortum, the Frisch Medal.  

Content by Jonathan Eaton
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    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 - 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