Hâle Utar

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bielefeld University

Hâle Utar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Bielefeld University. She obtained her PhD in economics from the Pennsylvania State University and worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests include the microeconomic impacts of international trade, globalization and technical change. She has examined the role of import competition, volatility and credit frictions in industrial productivity in developing countries and the rise of China on export oriented developing country industries (specifically the evolution of Mexican Maquiladoras after China entered the WTO). Her recent work has focused on the ways a swift increase in low-wage country competition has transformed the manufacturing economy in high-income regions, examining in detail how industries, firms, individual workers and the labour market responds and adjusts when exposed to such competition. Her publications in academic journals include: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, International Economic Review, and Journal of Development Economics.

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