Lorenzo Caliendo

Associate Professor of Economics

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Professor Caliendo’s research is focused on understanding and quantifying the economic effects of international trade and migration. His 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, 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 a firm’s productivity. The third strand deals with understanding the macroeconomics effects of international trade and growth.

Professor Caliendo joined Yale SOM in 2011. Before that, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Economic Section, Department of Economics of Princeton University and a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Chicago. He received two Uruguayan National Prizes in Economics (Premio Raúl Trajtenberg and ACADECO). He holds a BA in Economics (UCUDAL), a MCom (Auckland University), a MA in Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is also an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of Yale University (by courtesy), a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Research Staff at the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, affiliated Faculty to the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, and an Associate Editor at the Journal of International Economics.



  • PhD, University of Chicago, 2010
  • MA, University of Chicago, 2006
  • MComm, University of Auckland, 2005
  • Lic. en Economía, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, 2003


  • The Global Macroeconomy MGT 425

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  • Yale SOM Alumni Association Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher in the Core Curriculum, 2014
  • MBA for Executives Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher in the Core Curriculum, 2014