Professor Caliendo’s research is primarily focused on understanding and quantifying the economic effects of international trade and migration.

Lorenzo Caliendo, a leading scholar whose research is primarily focused on understanding and quantifying the economic effects of international trade and migration, has been appointed the Won Park Hahn Professor of Global Affairs and Management and Professor of Economics, effective July 1, 2022.

Caliendo, a professor in economics at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and a research fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, now formally becomes deputy dean and member of the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs faculty.

Caliendo’s work follows three main strands. The first strand focuses on the determinants of the trade and welfare effects of commercial and migration policy. Of particular interest to him are the propagation effects, via input-output linkages, and across spatially distinct labor markets. The second examines how a firm’s growth and how foreign trade competition affect a firm’s organizational structure, the wage structure inside a firm, and firm’s productivity. The third strand deals with understanding the macroeconomics effects of international trade and growth; in particular, how internal migration, sectoral and regional trade linkages matter in order to influence aggregate economic activity.

His current work examines the economic impact of trade openness using disaggregated data and highly sophisticated economic and computational methods. The work builds upon his hugely successful research examining the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

In addition to emerging as one of the leaders in the international trade field, Caliendo has also been recognized as an outstanding teacher, winning numerous teaching awards, including, most recently, the Core Curriculum Teaching Award from the Yale School of Management Executive MBA program’s Class of 2021.

Caliendo has published in the leading economic journals — including Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Economics — and holds several editorial positions, including associate editor of Econometrica, the Journal of European Economics Association, and the Journal of International Economics. He is also the director of the International Trade research program at the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale.

Before joining the Yale School of Management faculty in 2011, he was a visiting research fellow at Princeton University. 

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, he studied at UCUDAL, the University of Auckland, and earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.