Kyle Handley

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Kyle Handley

Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan, R3390
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Fields: International Trade, Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Economic Geography

Welcome and thanks for visiting.

I am an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

In my research, I look at how trade policy, geography and uncertainty affect firms. On this web site you will find links to my CV, research and teaching.

If you are interested in trade policy uncertainty. I discuss my work on China in this video [link] and Portugal in this video from 2012 at University of Chicago [link].

Curriculum Vitae, updated 4/16/2018 (click to download full CV)


Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011

M.Sc. Economics, London School of Economics, 2006

B.S. Economics and Mathematics (with distinction), University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2000


"Exporting Under Trade Policy Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence"

Committee: Prof. Nuno Limão (Chair), Prof. John Haltiwanger, Prof. John Shea, Prof. Ingmar Prucha


Primary: International Trade

Secondary: Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Economic Geography


Working Papers

Economic and Policy Uncertainty: Expport Dynamis and the Value of Agreements (with Jeronimo Carballo and Nuno Limao) NBER WP 24368 )

**Media and Press** [WashPost], [CNBC], [VoxEU], [WallStreetJournal]

Published & Forthcoming Papers

Policy Uncertainty, Trade and Welfare: Theory and Evidence for China and the U.S.(with Nuno Limao, latest version) NBER WP 19376 (older version)

(American Economic Review),September 2017.

**Watch short BFI video on this paper [link]**

**Watch video from 2012 UChicago talk [link, last 12 minutes]**

**Press Mentions: [The Economist 3/11/2017]**

Trade and Investment under Policy Uncertainty: Theory and Firm Evidence (with Nuno Limao), American Economic Journal: Policy, 7(4), November 2015

Winner of Chair Jaquemin Prize for Best Paper on Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy, 2011

**Watch video from 2012 UChicago talk[link]**

**Press Mentions: [Washington Post 7/7/2016]**

Exporting Under Trade Policy Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence, Journal of International Economics, Sep 2014.

Winner of WTO Young Economist Essay Prize, 2011

Private equity, jobs and productivity , with Steven Davis, John Haltiwanger, Ron Jarmin, Josh Lerner and Javier Miranda. American Economic Review, 104(12), Dec. 2014,(pp. 3956-90)

Country Size, Technology and Manufacturing Location (published in Review of International Economics, Feb 2012)

Work in Progress

The Social Impact of Private Equity Over the Economic Cycle, in progress, with Steve Davis, John Haltiwanger, Josh Lerner, Ben Lipsius, and Javier Miranda

Tariffs, Transport Costs, and Tax Evaision, in progress, with Tim Moore

The Effects of Firm Uncertainty on Economic Activity, in progress, with Frank Li

Input Trade and Policy Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence from Chinese Firms, in progress, with Nuno Limao, Rodney Ludema and Zhi Yu

U.S. Employment Reallocation and the China Shock, in progress, with Nick Bloom, Andre Kurmann, and Phil Luck