Lorenzo Caliendo is a Professor of Global Affairs and Management and Professor of Economics at Yale University, with a joint appointment at the School of Management and the Jackson School of Global Affairs, where he also serves as Deputy Dean. 

Caliendo is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), holds a courtesy appointment at the Department of Economics at Yale University, and is a Research Staff of the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. He is also an Associate Editor for Econometrica, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of European Economics Association.

He performs research in international trade. His research focuses on the determinants of the trade and welfare effects of commercial and migration policy, how foreign trade competition affects the organizational and wage structure of firms, and how sectoral and regional linkages matter in order to influence aggregate economic activity. His research has been published in top academic journals like Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies. His research has also been covered by leading media outlets.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, a Masters in Economics from Auckland University. He was previously a Research Fellow at the IES-Princeton University, a Lecturer at the University of Chicago, and a Global Future Council Fellow at the World Economic Forum, The Future of International Trade and Investment Council. He received Uruguay National Prizes in Economics from FCS and from ACADECO.