Pravin Krishna,

Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business
Co-Chair, Bernard L. Schwartz Globalization Initiative

International Economics
South Asia Studies

Room 711, Bernstein-Offit Building (BOB) , 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036

Background and Education

Pravin Krishna is the Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University, where he is jointly appointed in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC and the Department of Economics in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) in Baltimore. Professor Krishna is also Co-Chair of the Bernard L. Schwartz Globalization Initiative at SAIS and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Krishna has previously been Professor of Economics at Brown University and has also held appointments at a number of other universities, including the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Stanford University and INSEAD. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Professor Krishna’s areas of research interest include international economics, international political economy, economic development and the political economy of policy reform. He is a recipient of research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He holds a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an M.A, M. Phil and PhD from Columbia University.

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ONGOING RESEARCH
 
"Trade Reform and Labor Adjustment with Specific Human Capital," with Guru Sethupathy and Mine Senses

"Mobility, Income Risk and Welfare," with Tom Krebs and William Maloney, Submitted, 2013

“Export Quality Dynamics,” with William Maloney, Under Revisions, World Bank Economic Review, 2011



BOOKS
 
Globalization: Problems and Prospects – Essays in Honor of Jagdish Bhagwati, Edited with Elias Dinopoulos, Arvind Panagariya and Kar-Yiu Wong, Routledge, 2007
                                          
Trade Blocs: Economics and Politics, Cambridge University Press, 2005
 
Trading Blocs: Alternate Analyses of Preferential Trade Arrangements, Edited with Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya, MIT Press, 1999
 

PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING ARTICLES
 
"Wage Effects of Trade Reform with Endogenous Worker Mobility," with Jennifer Poole and Mine Senses, Forthcoming, Journal of International Economics, 2014

International Trade and Labor Income Risk in the United States,” with Mine Senses, Review of Economic Studies, Forthcoming, 2014

"Complexity, Comparative Advantage and Volatility," with Andrei Levchenko, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,  2013
 
“On the Theory and Empirics of Preferential Trade Agreements”, Palgrave Handbook of International Trade, Bernhofen et al. editors, Palgrave McMillan: UK, 2013

Preferential Trade Agreements and the World Trade System: A Multilateralist View”, in Feenstra and Taylor editors, Globalization in an Age of Crisis, NBER, University of Chicago Press, 2013

"Trade, Labor Market Frictions, and Residual Wage Inequality across Worker Groups," with Jennifer Poole and Mine Senses, Papers and Proceedings of the American Economic Association, American Economic Review, 2012
 
Trade and Income Inequality in India,” with Guru Sethupathy, in India: Trade, Poverty, Inequality and Democracy, Bhagwati and Panagariya editors, Oxford University Press, 2012
 
Lobbying Competition over Trade Policy,” with Kishore Gawande and Marcelo Olarreaga, International Economic Review, 2012
 
"Trade Adjustment and Labor Income Risk", with Mine Senses,  in Hoekman and Porto, eds., Trade Adjustment Costs in Developing Countries: Impacts, Determinants and Policy Responses, World Bank, 2010

Trade, Poverty and Lagging Regions in South Asia,” with Devashish Mitra and Asha Sundaram, in The Poor Half Billion in South Asia, Ejaz Ghani, ed., Oxford University Press, 2010
  
Trade Policy, Income Risk and Welfare,” With Tom Krebs and William Maloney, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010
 
What Governments Maximize and Why: A View from International Trade,” International Organization, 2009
 
Multilateralism,” Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, 2009
 
Regionalism,” Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, 2009
 
Reciprocated Unilateralism in Trade Policy with Majority Voting,” with Devashish Mitra, Journal of Development Economics, 2007
 
“Trade Policy, Human Capital and Income Risk,” with Tom Krebs and William Maloney, in Elias Dinopoulos, Pravin Krishna, Arvind Panagariya and Kar-Yiu Wong (eds.), Globalization: Problems and Prospects – Essays in Honor of Jagdish Bhagwati, Routledge, 2007
 
Foreign Lobbies and US Trade Policy,” with Kishore Gawande and Michael Robbins, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006
 
“Preferential Trade Agreements,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Blume and Durlauf editors, 2006
 
Reciprocated Unilateralism: A Political Economy Approach,” with Devashish Mitra, Journal of International Economics, 2005

“The Economics of Preferential Trade Agreements,” in the Handbook of International Trade, James Hartigan, ed., Basil Blackwell, 2005
 
The Factor Content of Bilateral Trade: An Empirical Test,” with Yong-Seok Choi, Journal of Political Economy, 2004
 
“Unilateralism in Trade Policy,” with Devashish Mitra, in The Political Economy of Trade, Aid and Investment Policies, Panagariya and Mitra eds., Elsevier, 2004
                                          
Are Regional Trading Partners ‘Natural’?” Journal of Political Economy, 2003
                                          
On the Existence of Necessarily Welfare Improving Free Trade Areas,” with Arvind Panagariya, Journal of International Economics, 2002
 
The Political Economy of Trade Policy: Empirical Approaches,” with Kishore Gawande, in Handbook of International Trade, James Harrigan, ed., Basil Blackwell, 2003
 
Market Structure, Demand and Endogenous firm Efficiency,” Economic Theory, 2001
                                          
Trade Liberalization and Factor Demand Elasticities: Evidence from Turkey,” with Sajjid Chinoy and Devashish Mitra, Journal of International Economics, 2001
 
A Unification of Second Best Results in International Trade,” with Arvind Panagariya, Journal of International Economics, 2000
 
Trade Liberalization, Market discipline and Productivity Growth: New Evidence from India,” with Devashish Mitra, Journal of Development Economics, 1998
 
Regionalism versus Multilateralism: A Political Economy Approach,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1998 (Reprinted in Bhagwati et al editors, Trading Blocs: Alternate Analyses of Preferential Trade Arrangements, MIT Press)
 
Necessarily Welfare Improving Customs Unions with Industrialization Constraints: The Cooper-Massell-Johnson-Bhagwati Proposition,” with J. Bhagwati, Japan and the World Economy, 1997 (Reprinted in Bhagwati et al editors, Trading Blocs: Alternate Analyses of Preferential Trade Arrangements, MIT Press)
 
“The Impact of Trade Policy Reforms on Labor Markets: Evidence from India,” with Uma Kambhampati and Devashish Mitra, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 1997
 
“A Political Economy Analysis of Preferential Trading and Multilateralism,” Papers and Proceedings of the Eastern Economic Association, Eastern Economic Journal, 1996
 

BOOK REVIEWS, COMMENTS and OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Review of Why Growth Matters?, by Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya, International Economy, 2013

Review of Votes, Vetoes and the Political Economy of International Trade Agreements, by Edward D. Mansfield and Helen V. Milner, Journal of Economic Literature, 2013
                                
Review of World Trade Report 2011, World Trade Review, 2013

Globalisation and jobs: Nuanced findings from Brazil, with Jennifer Poole and Mine Senses, VoxEU.org, 2012

Don’t Catch a Cold: India Must Continue with Economic Reforms, India Today, December 2012

Trade liberalisation and lagging regions in South Asia, with Devashish Mitra and Asha Sundaram, VoxEU.org, 2010

Trade and the labour market in the US: A new insight on potential costs, with Mine Senses, VoxEU.org, 2009

Review of Termites in the Trading System by Jagdish Bhagwati, Finance and Development, 2008
                                          
Review of Regionalism, Multilateralism and Deeper Integration by Robert Lawrence, World Economy, 1997
                                          
Review of Modeling North American Integration edited by Patrick Kehoe and Timothy Kehoe, World Economy, 1998
 
Review of Globalization and History by Jeffrey Williamson and Kevin O' Rourke, Journal of International Economics, 2000
 
Comments on “Regionalism and Development” by Anthony Venables, Brookings-Inter-American Development Bank, Conference Proceedings
 
Review of Free Trade Today by J. Bhagwati, Economic & Political Weekly of India, 2002
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