Luca David Opromolla, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is the Owens Distinguished Professor of International Economics at the Department of Economics and at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University.
He performs research in international trade, industrial organization, and labor economics. His research focuses on firm dynamics and the size distribution of firms; firms’ decision to export vs. to open a plant abroad; the type and size of trade costs; the role of managers in determining firms’ international activities and in transferring export knowledge across firms; the internal organization of firms and their productivity; and the quantification of the effects of reductions in migration and trade costs.
Opromolla is a research fellow of CEPR and CESifo, and REM UECE at the University of Lisbon, as well as a fellow of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. He was a visiting professor of economics at the University of Maryland in 2014 and 2016, and his research receives support from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia in Portugal.
He earned his PhD from New York University.