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Beyza Ural Marchand, PhD

Associate Professor



About Me

Beyza Ural-Marchand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta. Her research fields are development economics and international trade with a focus on the microeconomic impacts on households. She conducts research on the effect of globalization on poverty, income distribution, and consumer prices in developing countries. Other research areas include the impacts of business cycle fluctuations on child education and child health, as well as the effects of energy access on household incomes.  

Beyza Ural-Marchand has completed her M.A. and Economics at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and her Bachelor of Science in Statistics at METU. Prior to completing her Ph.D. in Economics, she served as an Expert Statistician at the Central Bank of Turkey. She joined the University of Alberta in 2007. Currently, Prof. Ural-Marchand also serves as a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn).   


Journal Articles:

"Inequality and Trade Policy: Pro-Poor Bias of Contemporary Trade Restrictions", Review of Income and Wealth, forthcoming.

"Food for Fuel: The Effect of U.S. Energy Policy on Indian Poverty," with Ujjayant Chakravorty and Marie Hubert, Quantitative Economics, 10(3), 2019, 1153-1193.

“How does International Trade affect Household Welfare?,” IZA World of Labor, 2017: 378.

"Market Structure, Tariff Pass-Through and Household Welfare in Urban China" with Jun Han, Runjuan Liu, and Junsen Zhang, Journal of International Economics, 100, 2016, 220-232.

"Does the Quality of Electricity Matter? Evidence from Rural India" with Ujjayant Chakravorty and Martino Pelli, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 107, 2014, 228-247.

"Privatization in China: Technology and Gender in the Manufacturing Sector" with Ana Dammert, Contemporary Economic Policy, 33(2), 2015, 250-264.

"The Effect of Parental Labor Supply on Child Schooling: Evidence from Trade Liberalization in India" with Ray Rees and Ray Riezman. Review of Economics of the Household, 11(2), 2013, 151-173.

"Tariff Pass-Through and the Distributional Effects of Trade Liberalization", Journal of Development Economics, 99(2), 2012, 265-281.

"Inter-Industry Gender Wage Gaps by Knowledge Intensity: Discrimination and Technology in Korea", with William Horrace and Jin Hwa Jung, Applied Economics, 41, 2009, 1437-1452. 

"Indian Manufacturing: A Slow Sector in a Rapidly Growing Economy" with Devashish Mitra, The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 17(4), 2008, 525-559. 

"Trade Liberalization, Labor Market Institutions, and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Indian States" with Devashish Mitra and Rana Hasan, The Brookings Institution, India Policy Forum, 3(1), 2007, 71-122.

"Seasonal Adjustment Methods: An Application to Turkish Monetary Aggregates", with Oguz Atuk, Central Bank Review, 1, 2002, 21-39.

Other Publications:

"Does an increase in imports improve the well-being of poorer individuals?," IZA World of Labor, February 2018.

"Oceans and the Energy Market" with Ujjayant Chakravorty and Marie Hubert (in: The Ocean as a Global System), 2012.

"Trade Liberalization", The Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World, Volume 4, Sage Publications, 2009, 1594-95.

Working Papers:

"Macroeconomic Conditions and Child Schooling in Turkey," with Pinar Gunes.IZA Discussion Papers, No: 11686.

"Employment Adjustments to Increased Imports: Evidence from a Developing Country"

"Gender Wage-Productivity Differentials and Global Integration in China," with Ana Dammert and Chi Wan. IZA Discussion Papers, No: 7159.

"Price Shocks and Child Health Outcomes: The Case of Cocoa Price Boom in Ghana," (with Philip Akude).

Policy Papers and Public Lectures:

"The Partial Equilibrium Effects of Canada-India Trade Liberalization?," 2013. Prepared for "China and India: Global Poverty Shift Conference".

"Trade Liberalization and Poverty," 2009. International Week, University of Alberta


ECON 513 - Economic Development 

ECON 423 - Topics in International Trade and Development

ECON 421 - International Trade