Alan Spearot

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

University of California, Santa Cruz

PhD, MS - University of Wisconsin

BSE - University of Michigan


Curriculum Vitae



current projects


  Tariffs, Competition, and the Long of Firm Heterogeneity Models, March 2014

    Old version focused on two-country model


  Outsourcing and Service Quality:  The Case of Tele-radiology, in progress

    with Nathan Tefft


  Foreign Acquisitions and Industry Productivity:  Evidence from US Tariff Cuts, in progress

    with Federico Diez


  Evaluating the Effects of a GSP Program: A Regression Discontinuity Approach, in progress




  Unpacking the Long Run Effects of Tariff Shocks: New Structural Implications from Firm Heterogeneity Models, AEJ Microeconomics, forthcoming

    Current Shape Estimates (disclaimer)

    Technical Appendix with info on estimator and comparison to CES


  US-Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: To Cumulate or Not Cumulate Products, World Trade Review, forthcoming 2016

    with Dukgeun Ahn


  Relaxing CAFE: Foreign Direct Investment, NAFTA, and Domestic Product Standards, Canadian Journal of Economics, forthcoming

    with Phillip McCalman


  Core Competencies, Matching, and the Structure of FDI, Canadian Journal of Economics, August 2014

    with Federico Diez, Online Appendix


  Why Trucks Jump:  Offshoring and Product Characteristics, Journal of International Economics, September 2013

    with Phillip McCalman, Online Appendix


  Market Access, Investment, and Heterogeneous Firms, International Economic Review, May 2013

    Online Appendix - Old Working Paper - Really Old Working paper


  Variable Demand Elasticities and Tariff Liberalization, Journal of International Economics, January 2013

    Online Appendix


  Firm heterogeneity, New Investment, and Acquisitions, Journal of Industrial Economics, March 2012, Lead Article




  113 - Introduction to Econometrics

  188 – Management in the Global Economy

  217 – Applied Econometrics II

  240 - PhD Trade Theory




  UCSC applied micro/intl grad workshop

  UCSC applied micro/intl department seminar

  West Coast Trade Workshop

  Professor Rock




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