Martí Mestieri’s Research Page

Senior Economist in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (on leave).

Severo Ochoa Researcher at the Barcelona School of Economics, UPF Professor and CREi Associate Researcher.

Contact mestieri dot marti at gmail dot com.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Research Interests Economic Growth, International Trade, Macroeconomic aspects of Economic Development.

Google Scholar IDEAS/RePEC

Working Papers

  1. Global Innovation and Productivity: Evidence from 100 years of World Patent Data with Enrico Berkes and Kristina Manysheva, online Appendix. File containing Fields of Knowledge Classification of International Patent Codes

  2. Technological Waves and Local Growth with Enrico Berkes and Ruben Gaetani, online appendix.

  3. Income-Driven Labor-Market Polarization with Diego Comin and Ana Danieli, online appendix.

  4. The Effect of Import Competition across Occupations with Sergi Basco, Maxime Liegey and Gabriel Smagghue, online appendix, old version, old appendix. Revise and Resubmit, Journal of International Economics

  5. The Stable Transformation Path with Francisco Buera, Joseph Kaboski and Daniel O’Connor, online appendix.

  6. Wealth Distribution and Human Capital: How Do Borrowing Constraints Shape Schooling Systems?


  1. Structural Change with Long-run Income and Price Effects with Diego Comin and Danial Lashkari, Econometrica, January 2021, vol. 89(1), p. 311-374. Online appendix. 2018 draft version (different notation). Sample Code to Estimate Nonhomothetic CES on Synthetic Data

  2. The World Income Distribution: The Effects of International Unbundling of Production, with Sergi Basco, online appendix, supplemental material, replication files. Journal of Economic Growth, May 2019, 24(2), 189-221. Extension Studying Unbundling and Within Country Inequality (SSRN WP).

  3. If Technology Has Arrived Everywhere, Why Has Income Diverged? with Diego Comin, appendix, estimates, replication files, media: AEA’s highlight video, the economist, nyt, voxeu, bloomberg, economiclogic. AEJ: Macroeconomics, July 2018, vol. 10, no. 3.

  4. Human Capital Accumulation and Occupational Choice: Implications for Economic Development, with Johanna Schauer and Robert Townsend, online appendix, replication files. Review of Economic Dynamics (special issue on Human Capital and Inequality), May 2017, vol. 25 (2017), pp. 151–186.

  5. Mergers along the Global Supply Chain: Information Technologies and Routine Tasks, with Sergi Basco, media: voxeu. WP version. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, April 2017.

  6. Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes and Consequences, with Diego Comin, Handbook of Economic Growth, 2014, vol 2B, Ch. 2, pp. 565–622.

  7. Heterogeneous Trade Costs and Wage Inequality: A Model of Two Globalizations, with Sergi Basco, Journal of International Economics, March 2013, vol. 89(2), pp. 393-406.

Work in Progress

  1. Structural Change in Innovation, with Danial Lashkari and Diego Comin.

  2. What Goods do Countries Trade?, with Danial Lashkari.

  3. Micro Assignment and Macro Elasticities, with Riccardo Bianchi-Vimercati.

Teaching Materials

Northwestern PhD 460 sequence on Economic Growth and International Trade is on Canvas.

Guest Lecture on Structural Change and Nonhomothetic CES at U Chicago Ec 376

Sample Code to Estimate Nonhomothetic CES on Synthetic Data