Thilo Kroeger to Present at the Midwest International Economics Meeting and at Yale University
KCG Fellow Thilo Kroeger will present joint research at the Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference at Washington University in St. Louis on October 13. The Conference was established in 1981 with the goal to foster and encourage research in international trade. Bi-annually around 50 papers on topics in international trade are presented at the Conference. Thilo Kroeger will present his joint work with Prof. Holger Görg, Ph.D., Prof. Horst Raff, Ph.D. and Frauke Steglich (all KCG) titled “Importing, Exporting, and Firm-level Volatility in India”. The paper explores the relation between firms’ engagement in international trade and fluctuations in the firms’ output, an important determinant of firm growth and survival. It finds significantly decreasing volatility once firms start to trade internationally.
In addition, during his research stay at Yale University, Kroeger will present his research at the International Trade Lunch on October 15. The paper “Structural Change Revisited: Servitization in Germany”, coauthored with Dr. Dominik Boddin (Deutsche Bundesbank), explores structural change at the occupational dimension in Germany and highlights important measurement differences between employment measures according to occupations and measurement according to the industry classification of the firm at which workers are employed.