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Simon Galle

Førsteamanuensis - Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi

Biografi

Simon Galle is Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School. His research focuses on questions in Development & Growth and International Trade. Simon earned his PhD at UC Berkeley and holds a Master in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Philosophy from KULeuven.

Here are Simon's personal website, Google Scholar profile, and curriculum vitae.

Publikasjoner

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2022)

Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade

Review of Economic Studies Doi: 10.1093/restud/rdac020

We develop a multi-sector gravity model with heterogeneous workers to quantify the aggregate and group-level welfare effects of trade. The model generalizes the specific-factors intuition to a setting with labor reallocation, leads to a parsimonious formula for the group-level welfare effects from trade, and nests the aggregate results in Arkolakis et al. (2012). We estimate the model using the structural relationship between China-shock driven changes in manufacturing employment and average earnings across US groups defined as commuting zones. We find that the China shock increases average welfare but some groups experience losses as high as four times the average gain. However, adjusting for plausible measures of inequality aversion barely affects the welfare gains. We also develop and estimate an extension of the model that endogenizes labor force participation and unemployment, finding similar welfare effects from the China shock.

Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Galle, Simon, Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel, Tungodden, Bertil & Zhang, Kelly (2021)

Elections and selfishness

Electoral Studies: an international journal on voting and electoral systems and strategy, 69, s. 1- 6. Doi: 10.1016/j.electstud.2020.102267 - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

Elections affect the division of resources in society and are occasions for political elites to make appeals rooted in voters' self-interest. Hence, elections may erode altruistic norms and cause people to behave more selfishly. We test this intuition using Dictator Games in a lab-in-the-field experiment involving a sample of more than 1000 individuals in Kenya and Tanzania. We adopt two approaches. First, we experimentally prime participants to think about the upcoming or most recent elections and find that this priming treatment reduces how much money participants are willing to give to other players. Second, we compare results obtained across lab rounds in Kenya taking place right before the country's 2013 national elections and eight months prior, and find that selfishness is greater in the lab round more proximate to the election. Our results suggest that elections may affect social behavior in important—and previously unrecognized—ways.

Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil, Galle, Simon, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel, Tungodden, Bertil & Zhang, Kelly (2020)

Ethnically Biased? Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Journal of the European Economic Association, 18(1) Doi: 10.1093/jeea/jvz003 - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

Ethnicity has been shown to shape political, social, and economic behavior in Africa, but the underlying mechanisms remain contested. We utilize lab experiments to isolate one mechanism—an individual’s bias in favor of coethnics and against non-coethnics—that has been central in both theory and in the conventional wisdom about the impact of ethnicity. We employ an unusually rich research design involving a large sample of 1,300 participants from Nairobi, Kenya; the collection of multiple rounds of experimental data with varying proximity to national elections; within-lab priming conditions; both standard and novel experimental measures of coethnic bias; and an implicit association test (IAT). We find very little evidence of an ethnic bias in the behavioral games, which runs against the common presumption of extensive coethnic bias among ordinary Africans and suggests that mechanisms other than a coethnic bias in preferences must account for the associations we see in the region between ethnicity and political, social and economic outcomes.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2022)

NCRDEM Presentation of "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation across Local Labor Markets."

[Academic lecture]. Nordic Conference on Register Data and Economic Modelling.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2022)

NOITS Presentation of "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation across Local Labor Markets."

[Academic lecture]. Nordic International Trade Seminars.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2022)

Presentation of The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation across Local Labor Markets

[Academic lecture]. TILBURG GROWTH, TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CONFERENCE.

Galle, Simon (2021)

ODEW presentation of "Market Power, Financial Constraints and Firm Growth."

[Academic lecture]. Inaugural Oslo Development Economics Workshop.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2021)

ETSG presentation of "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation Across Local Labor Markets."

[Academic lecture]. European Trade Study Group 2021.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2021)

Mannheim ZEW presentation of "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation Across Local Labor Markets."

[Academic lecture]. ZEW EPos Workshop on Labour Market Adjustments to Globalisation and New Technologies.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2021)

LAMES presentation of "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation Across Local Labor Markets."

[Academic lecture]. Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2021)

Seminar presentation of: "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation across Local Labor Markets."

[Academic lecture]. Seminar at the University of Paris 1.

Galle, Simon (2020)

Market Power, Financial Constraints and Firm Growth: Micro and Macro-level Implications

[Academic lecture]. European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2020)

ESWC presentation of The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation on Local Labor Markets

[Academic lecture]. Econometric Society World Congress 2020.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2019)

The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation on Local Labor Markets

[Academic lecture]. 21st European Trade Study Group.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2019)

Seminar presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. Seminar at Kiel University and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2019)

Presentation at NOITS of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. 20th Annual NOITS workshop.

Galle, Simon (2019)

Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

[Popular scientific article]. PEDL Research Notes

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2018)

ESWM Conference presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. Econometric Society Winter Meetings.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2018)

Oslo Macro Group presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade"

[Academic lecture]. Oslo Macro Group.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2018)

OBS Department Seminar presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade

[Academic lecture]. Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon (2018)

IHEID Dept Seminar presentation of "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing."

[Academic lecture]. IHEID Geneva Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon (2018)

Seminar Presentation of "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing"

[Academic lecture]. Gothenburg Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

Conference presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists.

Galle, Simon (2017)

Normac workshop presentation of "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing."

[Academic lecture]. 11th Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

DIE Workshop presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. XIIIth Danish International Economics Workshop.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

Workshop Presentation of: "Slicing The Pie: Quantifying The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. 10th Nordic Register Data and Economic Modelling Meeting.

Galle, Simon (2017)

Seminar presentation at NHH: "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing."

[Academic lecture]. Department Seminar, joint with The Choice Lab Seminar.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

Workshop presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. European Strains Workshop.

Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil, Galle, Simon, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel, Tungodden, Bertil & Zhang, Kelly (2016)

Measuring ethnic preferences: New experimental evidence

[Popular scientific article]. http://www.voxeu.org/

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2016)

Slicing The Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade

[Academic lecture]. Université Paris-Sud - Economics Lunch Seminar.

Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil, Galle, Simon, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel, Tungodden, Bertil & Zhang, Kelly (2016)

How Strong Are Ethnic Preferences?

[Academic lecture]. 11th Annual Nordic Conference in Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2016)

ETSG Conference Presentation of "Slicing The Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade"

[Academic lecture]. European Trade Study Group, Annual Conference.

Galle, Simon (2016)

Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

[Academic lecture]. UiO Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2016)

Mannheim Seminar presentation of "Slicing The Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade"

[Academic lecture]. Mannheim Applied Economics Seminar.

Akademisk grad
År Akademisk institusjon Grad
2016 University of California at Berkeley PhD
2010 Université Libre de Bruxelles Master of Economics
2008 KULeuven B.A. in Economics
2006 KULeuven Master of Philosophy
Arbeidserfaring
År Arbeidsgiver Tittel
2020 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor
2016 - 2020 BI Norwegian Business School Assistant professor