Research

Bernardo’s research falls into one of three broad areas. One area is in international trade, where his work examines the determinants of international trade patterns and the economic institutions that facilitate trade. A second area is in urban economics, where his work examines the impact of urban agglomeration on the productivities of, and so returns to, different kinds of skills. A final set of papers examines the determinants of income inequality.
OCCASIONAL AND PERENNIAL EXPORTERS (with Sebastian Claro and Ignatius Horstmann). Journal of International Economics, 90(1), May 2013. Online Appendix
Facts and Figures on Intermediated Trade, (with Sebastian Claro and Ignatius Horstmann), Forthcoming in the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2010. (Online Notes)
Endowments, Output, and the Bias of Directed Innovation. The Review of Economics Studies, 77(2), April 2010.
Two Sides of the Same Coin – U.S. Residual Inequality and the gender Gap.   (with Marigee Bacolod).  The Journal of Human Resources, 45(1), Winter 2010.
ELEMENTS OF SKILL – TRAITS, INTELLIGENCES, EDUCATION, and AGGLOMERATION (with Marigee Bacolod and Will Strange). Journal of Regional Science, 50(1), February 2010.
SKILLS IN THE CITY (with Marigee Bacolod and Will Strange). Journal of Urban Economics, 65(2), March 2009.
URBAN INTERACTION – SOFT SKILLS VS. SPECIALIZATION (with Marigee Bacolod and Will Strange). Journal of Economic Geography, 9(2), March 2009.
TRADE, TECHNOLOGY, and the RISE of SERVICE SECTOR – EFFECTS of US WAGE INEQUALITY Journal of International Economics, 74(2), March 2008. Online Appendix
Does the Internet Defy the Law of Gravity(with Avi Goldfarb) , Journal of International Economics, 70(2), December 2006. Online Appendix
Can FTAA suspend the laws of gravity and give the America higher growth and better income distributions (with Ed Leamer), in Toni Estevadeordal, Dani Rodrick, Alan Taylor, Andres Velasco, eds., FTAA and Beyond: Prospects for Integration in the Americas, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.