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Beyza Ural Marchand, PhD

Associate Professor



About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta. My research fields are development economics and international trade with a focus on the microeconomic impacts on households. I particularly studied the effect of globalization on poverty, income distribution, and consumer prices in developing countries. I have also worked on the impacts of energy consumption and production on households in terms of their income and expenditure, as well as the household-level responses to income shocks concerning child outcomes. I am also a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) since 2018.   


Journal Articles:

  • "Food for Fuel: The Effect of U.S. Energy Policy on Indian Poverty," with Ujjayant Chakravorty and Marie Hubert, Quantitative Economics, forthcoming.
  • “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, forthcoming.
  • "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:

  • "Inequality and Trade Policy: Pro-Poor Bias of Contemporary Trade Restrictions", FREIT Working Paper Series, No:1336.
  • "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