Marc Melitz

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Marc Melitz
Born (1968-01-01) January 1, 1968 (age 50)
Nationality American
Field International economics
School or tradition
New Keynesian economics
Alma mater University of Michigan
University of Maryland, College Park
Haverford College
Contributions Contributions to the New Trade Theory
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Marc J. Melitz (born January 1, 1968)[1] is an American economist. He is currently a professor of economics at Harvard University.

Melitz has published a number of highly cited articles in the area of international economics and international trade,[2] most notably "The Impact of Trade on Intra-Industry Reallocations and Aggregate Industry Productivity" in Econometrica which explores the effects of international trade on the competition within domestic industries.[3]

In addition to his Harvard position, Melitz is also a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2000. Before joining Harvard, Melitz was a professor at Princeton University .[4]

Melitz holds a BA in Mathematics from Haverford College (1989), an MSBA in Operations Research from the University of Maryland, College Park (1992)[4] a M.A.(1997), and a Ph.D. (2000) in Economics from the University of Michigan.

The Economist lists Melitz as one of the top 8 young economists in the world.[5]


  1. U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. As of February 2010, Melitz is the most highly cited young economists according to the IDEAS repository: Rankings at IDEAS:Top Young Economists, as of February 2010
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