Princeton University and CEPR
Stephen Redding's research interests include international trade, economic geography, and productivity growth at the firm and industry level. Recent work has examined the relationship between comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms' response to international trade; the role of product choice in understanding firm development and industry dynamics; the uneven effects of Indian liberalization; the role of ‘absorptive capacity' in facilitating the international transfer of technology; and the role played by market access in determining economic prosperity.
He is currently the Harold T. Shapiro *64 Professor in Economics in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He is an international research associate of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, a research associate of the NBER international trade and investment program, a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a research associate of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and an international research fellow of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Prior to joining Princeton University, he was a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship during 2001-4 for his research on international trade and economic growth and a Global Economic Affairs Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 2008. He was a visiting associate professor at the Department of Economics, Harvard University during Fall 2007, a Peter Kenen Fellow in International Economics at Princeton University during 2005-6, and a professor of economics at the Yale School of Management during 2008-9. He also worked as a research economist at the Bank of England, where his research on the relationship between international openness and economic growth was published as Openness and Growth, (eds) Proudman and Redding, Bank of England, London.
Publications in academic journals include the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of the European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Development Economics.