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Recent Selected Publications

With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten. IMF Economic Review, 2014, 62(3), pp. 327-370.
With Daron Acemoglu and Gino Gancia. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2014 (forthcoming).
See a recent review of this article in The Economist, January 12, 2013
With Zheng Song, Kjetil Storesletten and Yikai Wang. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2014 (forthcoming).
See a recent review of this article in The Economist, August 11, 2012
With Kjetil Storesletten. Annual Review of Economics , 2014, 6, pp. 333-362.
See also video of the WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences delivered by Fabrizio Zilibotti in Berlin on 23.05.24.
With Matthias Doepke. Lead chapter of the Handbook of Economic Growth Vol 2A, Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds.), pp. 1-48, November 2013.
(See also NBER Working Paper w19141, June 2013.)
"War Signals: A Theory of Trade, Trust and Conflict."
With Dominic Rohner and Mathias Thoenig. Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80 (3), pp. 1114-1147.
See also:
With Dominic Rohner and Mathias Thoenig. Journal of Economic Growth, 2013, 18 (3), pp. 217–252 (lead article).
With Gino Gancia and Andreas Mueller. In Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications (Tenth World Congress of the Econometric Society), D. Acemoglu, M. Arellano and E. Dekel (eds.), Cambridge University Press, August 2013.
With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten. Econometrica, Vol. 80, No. 6 (November, 2012), 2785–2803.
With Daron Acemoglu and Gino Gancia. Journal of Economic Theory, 2012, 147 (2), pp. 570-601.
With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten. American Economic Review 101 (February 2011), pp. 202–241.
See also: and a Review of this article.
With Matthias Doepke. Journal of Economic Growth, 2010, 15 (1), pp. 1-37.
With Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion and Rachel Griffith. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8 (5).
With Matthias Doepke. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7 (2-3), pp. 508-518.
With Gino Gancia. Annual Review of Economics, 2009, 1, pp. 93-120.
"Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren' 75 Years after: A Global Perspective." in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, Chapter 2, Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga (eds.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008. The volume includes contributions from leading economists including Nobel Laureates Edmund Phelps, Robert Solow, Joseph Stiglitz.
With John Hassler, Per Krusell and Kjetil Storesletten. Journal of Monetary Economics, 2007, 122 (4), pp. 1759-1799.
With Philippe Aghion, Robin Burgess, and Steve Redding. American Economic Review, 2008, 98 (4), pp. 1397-1412.
See also the working paper version:
With Matthias Doepke. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008, 123 (2), pp.747-793.
See also:
With Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Claire Lelarge and John Van Reenen. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122(4), pp.1759-1799.
See also:
With John Hassler and Kjetil Storesletten. Journal of Economic Theory, 2007, 133(1), pp.127-151.
With Daron Acemoglu and Philippe Aghion. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2006, 4(1), pp.37-74.
With Matthias Doepke. American Economic Review, 2005, 95(5), pp.1492-1524.
See also:
(i) a recent REVIEW of this article,
(ii) With Matthias Doepke. Useful for teaching purposes. October 2007.
"Horizontal Innovation in the Theory of Growth and Development." With Gino Gancia. In Handbook of Economic Growth, 2005, volume 1A, Chapter 3, North Holland.
With John Hassler, Per Krusell and Kjetil Storesletten. Journal of Monetary Economics, 2005, 52(7), pp.1331-1358.
See also:
With John Hassler, José V. Rodriguez Mora, and Kjetil Storesletten. International Economic Review, 2005, 46(1) pp.263-303.
With John Hassler, José V. Rodriguez Mora, and Kjetil Storesletten. American Economic Review, 2003, 93(1) pp.87-112.
With Daron Acemoglu. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001, 115(3), pp.563-606.

In Progress

With Andreas Mueller and Kjetil Storesletten.
This version: November 13, 2014.
With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten.
This version: October 15, 2014.
With Matthias Doepke.
NBER Working Paper w20214. June 2014 (First version: December 2012).
This article is discussed in the New York Times 28 October, 2014 ( Anand Giridharadas: "Unequal Societies Give an Incentive for Pushy Parenting"), NZZ am Sonntag, 7 December, 2014( Patrick Imhasly: "Gib dir Mühe").
This article was reviewed by media in eleven countries, including the Washington Post, Telegraph, Repubblica, Les Echoes, Pagina99we, Aftenposten, Dagens Naeringsliv, Calcalist, etc.
With Michael König, Dominic Rohner and Mathias Thoenig.
This version: December 2014. First version: April 2014.
With Simon Alder and Lin Shao.
This version: October 2013.
With Michael König and Jan Lorenz. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 8843.
This version: February 2014. First version: November 2010.

Articles in Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

"Wieso kapitalgedeckte Rentensysteme nicht immer die besten sind"
(in German) Neue Zürcher Zeitung, October 15, 2014.
"Tiger moms and helicopter parents: The economics of parenting style"
With Matthias Doepke. VoxEU.org, October 11, 2014.
"Offshoring and skill-biased technical change"
With Daron Acemoglu and Gino Gancia. VoxEU.org, September 30, 2014.
"Unternehmer mit Biss"
(in German) Magazin 3/14, Universität Zürich, September 2014, Page 22-23.
"Neuauflage des Kalten Kriegs kostet "
(in German) Finanz und Wirtschaft, August 19, 2014.
"«Rottamazione» für die EU "
(in German) Finanz und Wirtschaft, June 17, 2014.
Interview about "Russland und China:'Es gibt keinen neuen Ostblock'"
(in German) Zeit Online, May 24, 2014.
"Interview: Growing like China: understanding the puzzle of China's economic transition"
Fabrizio Zilibotti interviewed by Viv Davies, December 23, 2013.
"Wenn China den Kapitalmarkt öffnet"
(in German) Finanz und Wirtschaft, September 20, 2013.
Interview about "China wird mit 5 bis 6 % weiterwachsen"
(in German) NZZ am Sonntag , August 18, 2013.
"Offshoring hat die Lohnunterschiede zwischen Entwicklungs- und Industriestaaten verringert"
(in German) Finanz und Wirtschaft, April 26, 2013.
Interview about "Italien ist das grösste Risiko für die Währungsunion"
(in German) Finanz und Wirtschaft, April 2, 2013, Nr.26: Page 17.
Interview to Morgenbladet (11.01.2013) after the speech held in front of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) on 10 January, 2013 on "China: Past, Present and Future".
"China wird künftig normalere Wachstumsraten haben"
UZH News, 30.11.2011.
(in German) Finanz und Wirtschaft, November 26, 2011, Nr.94: Page 32.
Feast of Thoughts
A panel discussion with Economists from U.S., Europe, Japan-Korea, and China, about the different Economic development modes in the respective four areas. Broadcasted on CCTV-2, 19 Sep 2010.
The “real” causes of China’s trade surplus
With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten. VoxEU.org, 2 May 2010.
(in German) Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, November 11, 2009, Nr.47: Page 36.
"Child Labour: Is International Activism the Solution or the Problem?"
With Matthias Doepke. VoxEU.org, October 12, 2009.
See also the New York Times Freakonomics Blog Entry.
(in German) Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Oktober 28./29., 2006, Nr.251: Page 31.
(in German) Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (by Rainer Hank), December 23, 2007, Nr. 51: Page 31. For the background material discussed in this newspaper article, see my articles: `Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren' 75 Years after: A Global Perspective., Occupational Choice and the Spirit of Capitalism.

More information and references to other published articles is available from my

Review of Economic Dynamics Newsletter (Volume 7, Issue 1, November 2005) has published a profile of my recent research on political economy and macroeconomics, where I discuss articles published in 2005 (or forthcoming) in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review and Journal of the European Economic Association. Some research in progress is also discussed.
Click here to read it.

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Scientific Director of the UBS Center of Economics in Society
International Research Fellow, Institute of World Economics, Kiel
Research Fellow, CEPR
President Elect of the European Economic Association