Eddy Bekkers

Research Associate

email: wiiw@wiiw.ac.at
telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10

Eddy Bekkers is Economist at the World Trade Organization (WTO), focusing on quantitative trade modelling and Research Associate at wiiw. Before that he worked for as a Postdoctoral researcher at the WTI primarily on the EU-funded project PRONTO project on nontariff measures. Previously he was assistant professor at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. He holds a PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a master in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam. He conducts research on a wide range of topics in international trade: firm heterogeneity, gravity modelling, traded goods prices, food price pass through, foreign affiliate sales and trade in services. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, Review of International Economics, Economics Letters and World Economy.

Austria, Vienna

List of Publications

External Publications wiiw Publications

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'Complexity, tacit knowledge and the scope for technological catch-up' (with Michael Landesmann and Indre Macskasi), The World Economy, September 2021
  • 'Reallocation Effects in the Specific Factors and Heckscher-Ohlin Models under Firm Heterogeneity' (with Robert Stehrer), Economic Modelling, Vol. 49, 2015, pp. 104-119
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'Sector and Importer Determinants of Prices for Traded Intermediates' (with Joseph F. Francois and Miriam Manchin), World Trade Institute, WTI Working Paper, No. 04/2019, October 2019
  • 'Potential economic effects of a global trade conflict: Projecting the medium-run effects with the WTO global trade model' (with Robert Teh), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Staff Working Paper, ERSD-2019-04, 1 April 2019
  • 'The welfare effects of trade policy experiments in quantitative trade models: the role of solution methods and baseline calibration', World Trade Organization (WTO), Staff Working Paper, ERSD-2019-02, 8 March 2019
  • 'Heterogeneous Firms, the Structure of Industry, and Trade under Oligopoly' (with Joseph F. Francois), CEPR Discussion Paper, No. 6956, October 2008

wiiw Publications

wiiw Working Papers
  • 'Trade in Services versus Trade in Manufactures: The Relation between the Role of Tacit Knowledge, the Scope for Catch up, and Income Elasticity' (with Michael Landesmann and Indre Macskasi), wiiw Working Paper, No. 139, Vienna, December 2017
  • 'Bilateral Exchange Rates and Jobs' (with Joseph F. Francois), wiiw Working Paper, No. 83, Vienna, June 2012
  • 'Import Prices, Income, and Inequality' (with Joseph F. Francois and Miriam Manchin), wiiw Working Paper, No. 82, Vienna, June 2012
  • 'Reallocation Gains in a Specific Factors Model with Firm Heterogeneity' (with Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 77, Vienna, December 2011