Kyle Handley

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Kyle Handley

Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan, R3434
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.

Curriculum Vitae, updated 2/2/2015 (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


Published & Forthcoming Papers

Trade and Investment under Policy Uncertainty: Theory and Firm Evidence (with Nuno Limao), Accepted at American Economic Journal: Policy

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

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 (forthcoming, American Economic Review)

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

Working 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)( R&R at American Economic Review)

Work in progress

Trade Collapse and Policy Uncertainty in the Great Recession. (with Nuno Limao and Jeronimo Carballo)

Testing Gibrat's Law: Evidence from Microdata, in progress, with Xavier Gabaix, John Haltiwanger and Javier Miranda