Ryan Monarch


Research Statement




Welcome! My name is Ryan Monarch, and I am a PhD Candidate in the University of Michigan Department of Economics.

My research area focuses on sourcing decisions in international trade. My job market paper studies importer-exporter relationships in the context of U.S.-China trade, and how these relationships impact prices and trade.

Update: I have accepted a position as an Economist with the Emerging Market Economies Section at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, starting in June 2014. My new email address is ryan.p.monarch@frb.gov

Academic Interests:
International Trade, Structural IO/Applied microeconomics, International Macroeconomics, Chinese Economy

Job Market Paper:
It's Not You, It's Me: Breakups in U.S.-China Trade Relationships
Abstract Slides Draft (November 2013)

Other Working Papers:
Gains From Offshoring? New Evidence from U.S. Microdata with Jooyoun Park and Jagadeesh Sivadasan
Abstract Slides Draft (April 2013)
University of Michigan RSIE Discussion Paper #635

In Progress:
Exporting and the Incentives to Innovate with Bill Lincoln

Terms of Trade in a Developing Country: The Case of China with Junxin Feng

Can Fair Wage Theory Explain the Exporting Wage Premium?

Published Work:
Rising Wages: Has China Lost its Global Labor Advantage? With Dennis Yang and Vivian Chen. Pacific Economic Review 15(4), 2010. Pages 482-504.

--Press Coverage: China’s Labour Market: The Next China The Economist, July 29, 2010.

All materials © 2013 Ryan Monarch.