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Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Iowa, 2012.
  • M.S. Economics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2007.
  • B.A. Economics and Operations Research, Central Connecticut State University, 2005.

Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Southern Methodist University, August 2018–present.
  • Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, January 2016–August 2019.
  • Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, August 2012–January 2016.
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, June 2011–August 2012.

Fields of research interest

  • International trade; Macroeconomics; Economic development.

Research

  Publications in refereed journals

  • Lewis, L., Monarch, R., Sposi, M., Zhang, J., 2021. “Structural Change and Global Trade.” Accepted at Journal of the European Economic Association.
  • Ravikumar, B., Santacreu, A. M., Sposi, M., 2019. “Capital Accumulation and Dynamic Gains from Trade.” Journal of International Economics, 119:93-110.
  • Sposi, M., 2019. “Evolving Comparative Advantage, Sectoral Linkages, and Structural Change.” Journal of Monetary Economics, 103:75-87.
  • Mutreja, P., Ravikumar, B., Sposi, M., 2018. “Capital Goods Trade, Relative Prices, and Economic Development.” Review of Economic Dynamics, 27:101-122.
  • Mutreja, P., Riezman, R.,  Ravikumar, B., Sposi, M., 2015. “Price Equalization Does Not Imply Free Trade.” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 97(4):323-339.
  • Sposi, M., 2015. “Trade Barriers and the Relative Price of Tradables.” Journal of International Economics, 96(2):398-411.
  • Mutreja, P., Ravikumar, B., Riezman, R., Sposi, M., 2014. “Price Equalization, Trade Flows, and Barriers to Trade.” European Economic Review, 70:383-398.

  Working papers

  • Sposi, M., 2021. “Demographics and the Evolution of Global Imbalances. Revised and resubmitted.
  • Sposi, M., Yi, K.-M., Zhang, J., 2020. “Trade Integration, Global Value Chains, and Capital Accumulation.” Revise and resubmit requested.
  • Sposi, M., Yi, K.-M., Zhang, J., 2018. “Accounting for Structural Change Over Time: A Case Study of Three Middle-Income Countries.
  • Sposi, M., 2012. “Evolving Comparative Advantage, Structural Change, and the Composition of Trade.”

  Book

  • Yi, K.-M., Sposi, M., Zhang, J., ed., 2019. “Recent Developments in the Economics of Structural Change.” A collection of papers, with an introduction by the editors, in The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar, May 2019.

  Other publications

  • Sposi, M., Virdi, K., April 2018. Steeling the U.S. Economy for the Impacts of Tariffs.” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Economic Letter 13(5).
  • Sposi, M., Virdi, K., December 2017. “Brexit Through the Gift Shop: No Refunds.” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Economic Letter 12(15).
  • Sposi, M., Virdi, K., October 2016. “U.S. Productivity Growth Flowing Downstream.” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Economic Letter 11(12).
  • Sposi, M., 2016. “Navigating the Structure of the Global Economy.” Federal Bank of Dallas, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute 2015 Annual Report 10-17.
  • Parasrampuria, K., Sposi, M., June 2015. “A Real Appreciation for Recent Exchange-Rate Movements.” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Economic Letter 10(7).
  • Sposi, M., Grossman, V., September 2014. “Deindustrialization Redeploys Workers to Growing Service Sector.” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Economic Letter 9(11).
  • Ravikumar, B., Shao, L., Sposi, M., October 2013. “Why Was the Decline in U.S. Trade Larger This Time? A Global View.” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist 21(4).
  • Sposi, M., Koech, J., July 2013. “Value-Added Data Recast the U.S.-China Trade Deficit.” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Economic Letter 8(5).

 

Presentations

  Seminars

  • 2021: Kobe University (scheduled); 2020: Boston College (scheduled); Honk Kong University of Science and Technology (scheduled); Wayne State University. 2019: Bank of Mexico. 2018: University of Houston; University of Richmond; Federal Reserve Board; International Monetary Fund; Southern Methodist University; University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 2017: University of Toronto; Bank of Canada; University of Connecticut; Penn State University. 2016: Purdue University; University of Texas at Austin; Arizona State University; University of Exeter. 2014: University of Winnipeg; Texas A&M University; University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Seoul National University; Tsinghua School of Economics and Management; University of Houston. 2013: University of Alicante; Swiss National Bank; Durham University. ≤ 2012: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Texas Tech University; University of Southern California; Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

  Conferences

  • 2019: Philly Fed International Trade Workshop; Sixth Annual International Conference of New Structural Economics; Society for Economic Dynamics; Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings. 2018: NBER Summer Institute-ITM; Society for Economic Dynamics; Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings; System Committee on International Economic Analysis. 2017: Midwest International Trade Meetings; Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings; Minnesota Workshop in Macroeconomic Theory; Society for Economic Dynamics; North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society; System Committee on International Economic Analysis. 2016: RIDGE Workshop on Trade and Firm Dynamics; Midwest International Trade Meetings; Society for Economic Dynamics; System Committee on International Economic Analysis; Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings. 2015: RIDGE Workshop on Trade and Firm Dynamics; Midwest International Trade Meetings; System Committee on International Economic Analysis; Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings. 2014: 84th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economics Association; Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade Conference XIX; 89th Annual Meeting of the Western Economics Association International; System Committee on International Economic Analysis; Micro-Foundations of International Trade, Global Imbalances, and Implications on Monetary Policy; XVII Workshop in International Economics and Finance. 2013: 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Economics Association; IV CICSE Conference: Structural Change, Dynamics, and Economic Growth; 88th Annual meeting of the Western Economics Association International; North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society; System Committee on International Economic Analysis. ≤ 2012: Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings (x2); Midwest International Trade Meetings (x2).

Teaching

  Southern Methodist University

  • International Economics (PhD); Macroeconomics (Master’s); International Macroeconomics (Bachelor’s).

  University of Iowa

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Bachelor’s).