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David Lagakos

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First Name:David
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Last Name:Lagakos
RePEc Short-ID:pla492
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Terminal Degree:2008 Department of Economics; University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) (from RePEc Genealogy)


Department of Economics
University of California-San Diego (UCSD)

La Jolla, California (United States)

: (858) 534-3383
(858) 534-7040
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0508
RePEc:edi:deucsus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Mike Waugh & Ahmed Mobarak & David Lagakos, 2016. "Urban-Rural Wage Gaps in Developing Countries: Spatial Misallocation or Efficient Sorting?," 2016 Meeting Papers 1032, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  2. Fuchs-Schündeln, Nicola & Bick, Alexander & Lagakos, David, 2016. "How Do Average Hours Worked Vary with Development? Cross-Country Evidence and Implications," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145576, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  3. Alexander Bick & Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln & David Lagakos, 2016. "How do Hours Worked Vary with Income? Cross-Country Evidence and Implications," NBER Working Papers 21874, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Mike Waugh & David Lagakos, 2015. "The Macroeconomics of Rural-Urban Migration," 2015 Meeting Papers 888, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  5. Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln & David Lagakos & Alexander Bick, 2015. "Measuring and Explaining International Differences in Hours Worked," 2015 Meeting Papers 592, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  6. David Lagakos & Junichi Fujimoto, 2014. "Misallocation of Human Capital and the Wealth of Nations," 2014 Meeting Papers 848, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  7. Tommaso Porzio & Todd Schoellman & Nancy Qian & Benjamin Moll & David Lagakos, 2014. "Lifecycle Human Capital Accumulation Across Countries: Lessons From U.S. Immigrants," 2014 Meeting Papers 777, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  8. Simeon Alder & David Lagakos & Lee Ohanian, 2014. "Competitive Pressure and the Decline of the Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis," NBER Working Papers 20538, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  9. Douglas Gollin & David Lagakos & Michael E. Waugh, 2013. "The Agricultural Productivity Gap," NBER Working Papers 19628, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  10. David Lagakos & Benjamin Moll & Tommaso Porzio & Nancy Qian & Todd Schoellman, 2012. "Experience Matters: Human Capital and Development Accounting," NBER Working Papers 18602, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  11. Lee Ohanian & David Lagakos & Simeon Alder, 2012. "The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis," 2012 Meeting Papers 793, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  12. Michael E. Waugh & David Lagakos & Douglas Gollin, 2011. "Why Don't Developing Countries Import More Food?," 2011 Meeting Papers 1367, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  13. Douglas Gollin & David Lagakos & Michael E. Waugh, 2011. "The Agricultural Productivity Gap in Developing Countries," Working Papers 11-14, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics.
  14. David Lagakos, 2009. "Superstores or mom and pops? Technolgy adoption and productivity differences in retail trade," Staff Report 428, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
  15. Michael Waugh & David Lagakos, 2009. "Specialization, Economic Development and Aggregate Productivity Differences," 2009 Meeting Papers 1248, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  16. Guillermo Ordonez & David Lagakos, 2008. "Why Are Wages Smoother Than Productivity? An Industry-Level Analysis," 2008 Meeting Papers 936, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  17. David Lagakos, 2007. "Explaining Cross-Country Productivity Differences in Retailing," 2007 Meeting Papers 951, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  18. Jason Bram & Jesse Edgerton & Yigel Gelb & Andrew F. Haughwout & David Lagakos & Margaret M. McConnell & James A. Orr, 2003. "Neighborhood revitalization in New York City in the 1990s," Proceedings 892, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
  19. Bart Hobijn & David Lagakos, 2003. "Inflation inequality in the United States," Staff Reports 173, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


  1. David Lagakos, 2016. "Explaining Cross-Country Productivity Differences in Retail Trade," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 124(2), pages 579-620.
  2. Douglas Gollin & David Lagakos & Michael E. Waugh, 2014. "Agricultural Productivity Differences across Countries," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 165-170, May.
  3. Douglas Gollin & David Lagakos & Michael E. Waugh, 2014. "The Agricultural Productivity Gap," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 129(2), pages 939-993.
  4. David Lagakos & Michael E. Waugh, 2013. "Selection, Agriculture, and Cross-Country Productivity Differences," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(2), pages 948-980, April.
  5. Lagakos, David & Ordoñez, Guillermo L., 2011. "Which workers get insurance within the firm?," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(6), pages 632-645.
  6. Bart Hobijn & David Lagakos, 2005. "Inflation Inequality In The United States," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 51(4), pages 581-606, December.
  7. Bart Hobijn & David Lagakos, 2003. "Social security and the consumer price index for the elderly," Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vol. 9(May).

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 16 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-MAC: Macroeconomics (10) 2003-10-28 2013-04-20 2013-06-09 2013-11-16 2014-12-08 2015-10-04 2016-02-29 2016-03-23 2016-03-23 2017-03-05. Author is listed
  2. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (6) 2012-12-15 2012-12-22 2013-04-20 2015-01-26 2015-02-05 2016-03-23. Author is listed
  3. NEP-DGE: Dynamic General Equilibrium (5) 2009-07-17 2013-06-09 2014-12-08 2015-10-04 2016-10-23. Author is listed
  4. NEP-MIG: Economics of Human Migration (4) 2015-01-26 2015-10-04 2016-03-23 2016-10-23
  5. NEP-DEV: Development (3) 2012-12-15 2012-12-22 2013-04-20
  6. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (2) 2012-04-17 2013-11-16
  7. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (2) 2012-04-17 2013-11-16
  8. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (2) 2015-10-04 2016-10-23
  9. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (1) 2012-04-17
  10. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (1) 2013-06-09
  11. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2009-07-17
  12. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (1) 2016-02-29
  13. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (1) 2015-01-26
  14. NEP-MON: Monetary Economics (1) 2003-10-28
  15. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2015-09-11


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