Combinatorial Problems in Economics

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Event Description

IDE Students, recently admitted students, and Alumni are welcome to join a virtual event wherein Yale Professor Costas Arkolakis will discuss Combinatorial Problems in Economics: a Solution Method with Applications to Plant Location and Global Value Chain Problems. Registration is required in advance.

A joint initiative of the International and Development Economics (IDE) Masters Program and the Economic Growth Center (EGC) at Yale University, the IDE Research to Policy Seminar Series provides a forum for EGC faculty, IDE alumni and other invited speakers to share with IDE students expertise, insights and experiences related to the channels through which research is able to inform policy-making in countries around the world.


Photo of Professor Costas ArkolakisCostas Arkolakis is a Professor of Economics at Yale University and an NBER Research Associate. He received his undergraduate degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Economics, and his Master and PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He joined the department of Economics at Yale University in 2007, became an Associate Professor in 2013, Henry Kohn Associate Professor in 2014, and a Full Professor in 2018. He has been awarded four National Science Foundation grants including an NSF CAREER grant, the Bodossaki Foundation Prize in Social Sciences for distinguished young Greek scientists, and published in a variety of journals (including the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies). He is a co-editor of Economic Theory and the Journal of International Economics. His research and teaching specialize in general equilibrium trade theory, spatial economics, macroeconomics and industrial organization.