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Davin Chor

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Globalization Chair; Harvey H. Bundy III T’68 Faculty Fellow





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PhD, Harvard University, 2007; AM, Harvard University, 2000; AB, Harvard University, 2000

Areas of Expertise

Economics, statistics


Global Economics for Managers


Davin Chor is an associate professor in Tuck’s Economics group and a chair in Dartmouth’s academic cluster on globalization, which studies the far-reaching repercussions of globalization on world markets, governments, trade, and society. Professor Chor’s current research focuses on international trade and political economy.

Current Research Topics

  • International trade
  • Political economy
  • Growth and development
  • Economic history

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2018–present
  • Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, 2013–18 (on leave 2018–20)
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Singapore Management University, 2013
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 2012–13
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Singapore Management University, 2007–12

Nonacademic positions

  • Consultant, International Enterprise Singapore, 2012–14
  • Consultant, Monetary Authority of Singapore, 2010, 2016

Editorial positions

  • Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics, 2011–present
  • Associate Editor, Review of International Economics, 2013–present


  • Award for Excellent Researcher, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2014
  • Peter B. Kenen Fellow, Princeton University, 2012–13
  • School of Economics Research Excellence Award, Singapore Management University, 2011
  • Sing Lun Fellowship, Singapore Management University, 2010–12
  • Harvard University Graduate Society Dissertation Completion fellowship, 2006–07
  • Institute for Humane Studies fellowship, 2005–07, (Marcia Whitney Scholar, 2006–07)
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences fellowship, 2002–04
  • Thomas T. Hoopes Prize and Allyn A. Young Prize, Harvard University, 2000
  • Junior Phi Beta Kappa, 1999

Working Papers

  • With P. Antràs, “On the Measurement of Upstreamness and Downstreamness in Global Value Chains”
  • With L.K. Bilir and K. Manova, “Host-Country Financial Development and Multinational Activity”
  • With F.R. Campante, “Just Do Your Job”: Obedience, Routine Tasks, and the Pattern of Specialization”
  • With E. L.-C. Lai, “Cumulative Innovation, Growth, and the Protection of Ideas”

Selected Publications

  • Invited chapter, prepared for the Research Handbook on Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar. Eds: Gereffi, Ponte, Raj-Reichert, “Modelling Global Value Chains: Approaches and Insights from Economics” 
  • With L. Kamran Bilir and K. Manova, “Host-Country Financial Development and Multinational Activity,” European Economic Review,  June 2019, 115: 192-220; NBER Working Paper No. 20046.
  • With L. Alfaro, P. Antràs, and P. Conconi, “Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis,” Journal of Political Economy, April 2019, 127(2): 508-559; NBER Working Paper No. 21582.
  • With P. Antràs.“On the Measurement of Upstreamness and Downstreamness in Global Value Chains,”  In “World Trade Evolution: Growth, Productivity and Employment”. Eds: Lili Yan Ing and Maiojie Yu. Routledge, 2018; NBER Working Paper No. 24185.
  • With F.R. Campante, “The People Want the Fall of the Regime: Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 42(3), 2014
  • With P. Antràs, “Organizing the Global Value Chain,” Econometrica, 81(6), 2013
  • With F.R. Campante, “Schooling, Political Participation, and the Economy,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(4), 2012
  • With P. Antràs, T. Fally, and R. Hillberry, “Measuring the Upstreamness of Production and Trade Flows,” American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 102(3), 2012
  • With F.R. Campante, “Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab Spring,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(2), 2012
  • With K. Manova, “Off the Cliff and Back? Credit Conditions and International Trade during the Global Financial Crisis,” Journal of International Economics, 87(1), 2012
  • “Unpacking Sources of Comparative Advantage: A Quantitative Approach,” Journal of International Economics, 82(2), 2010
  • “Subsidies for FDI: Implications from a Model with Heterogeneous Firms,” Journal of International Economics, 78(1), 2009
  • With F.R. Campante and Q. Do, “Instability and the Incentives for Corruption,” Economics and Politics, March 2009, 21(1): 42-92. 
  • “Institutions, Wages and Inequality: The Case of Europe and its Periphery (1500-1899),” Explorations in Economic History, October 2005, 42(4): 547-566.