Department of Economics and Business Economics

Luca Macedoni

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Luca Macedoni


Assistant Professor

Member of the Economics Section
Research Secretary: Anne Lisberg Lundby

Personal Webpage

Current Appointment

  • Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Department of Economics and Business Economics (2017-)


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Davis, 2017
  • M.A. in Economics, University of California at Davis, 2013
  • M.Sc. in Management Engineering (Summa cum laude), Politecnico di Milano, 2011
  • B.Sc. in Management Engineering (Summa cum laude), Politecnico di Milano, 2009

Working Papers

  • Large Multiproduct Exporters Across Rich and Poor Countries: Theory and Evidence
  • Flexibility and Productivity: Towards the Understanding of Firm Heterogeneity for Multiproduct Exporters” (with Mingzhi Xu)
  • Quality Heterogeneity and Misallocation: The Welfare Benefits of Raising your Standards” (with Ariel Weinberger), under review
  • Oligopoly and Oligopsony in International Trade” (with Vladimir Tyazhelnikov)
  • Large Firms in Retail Markets: Multiple Products for Heterogeneous Consumers (with Mingzhi Xu and Robert C. Feenstra)
  • Quality Misallocation, Trade, and Regulations (with Ariel Weinberger)

Work in Progress

  • Multiproduct Firms, Market Size, and Competition (with Frederic Warzynski)


  • "Has the Euro Shrunk the Band? Relative PPP Convergence in a Currency Union", accepted at Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • “Exchange Rate Devaluation and Reshuffling of Global Jobs”, with F. Sdogati, Journal of Economic Integration, 2013; 28(2):241-268. Awarded the Dae-Yang Prize for best article in 2013.

Honors and Awards    

  • Nominated to Best Lecturer Award, Aarhus University (2018-19)
  • Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship (2016-17)
  • Top Ph.D. submission, Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (2016)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (2014-present)
  • UC Davis Fellowships (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Tommaso Padoa Schioppa Prize for best thesis in Milan (€10,000) (2012)
  • Alta Scuola Politecnica (M.Sc.) (2011-2012)    

Research Assistantships    

  • Research Assistant for Professor I. Simonovska, UC Davis (Summer-Fall 2014, Summer 2015)
  • Research Assistant for Professor F. Sdogati, Politecnico di Milano (Winter-Spring 2012)



  • Applied Economic Consulting, Aarhus University (Spring 2019, 2020)
  • International Trade (undergraduate), Aarhus University (Fall, Spring 2018,2019, 2020)
  • Microeconomics (undergraduate), Aarhus University (Fall 2017,2018)

Teaching Assistantships    

  • International Economics Relations, UC Davis (Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • Macroeconomics Theory (Graduate), UC Davis (Winter 2015)
  • Macroeconomic Policy, UC Davis (Spring 2014)    
  • International Trade, UC Davis (Winter 2014)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics, UC Davis (Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2015)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics, UC Davis (Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013)
  • International Economics, Politecnico di Milano and Como (Spring 2012)
  • International Economics, MIP Politecnico di Milano (Winter 2012, Spring 2012)

Conference Presentation

  • 2020: Nationaløkonomisk Forenings, Aarhus University, NOITS
  • 2019: University of Tubingen, KU Leuven-Vives, Université Libre de Bruxelles-ECARES, Italian Trade Study Group, DEGIT XIV, ETSG, Aarhus-Kiel Workshop
  • 2018: Spring 2018 Midwest International Trade Meetings, Nordic International Trade Seminars (NOITS), Danish Export Association, Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference (LETC), Danish International Economics Workshop (DIEW), North America Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Aarhus University, ETSG 2018, IFN Stockholm, Aarhus-Kiel Workshop
  • 2017: Aarhus University, LMU Munich, Bank of Italy, HEC Montreal, Western Social Science Association 59th Annual Conference, DEGIT XXII 2017, ETSG 2017, Aarhus-Kiel Workshop
  • 2016: Fall 2016 Midwest International Trade Meetings, UC Berkeley Trade Workshop, European Trade Study Group (ETSG), North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference, Int’l/Macro Lunch Seminar (UC Davis)
  • 2015: Fall 2015 Midwest International Trade Meetings, Int’l/Macro Lunch Seminar (UC Davis)
  • 2014: International/Macro Lunch Seminar Series (UC Davis)
  • 2012: 73rd International Atlantic Economic Conference, Istanbul

Business Presentations

  • 2018: Danish Export Association, Aarhus Back to Business

Department Service

  • 2019: Organizer, ETSG rehearsal, Aarhus University
  • 2018: Organizer, ETSG rehearsal; Presentation at Oeconrådets forskerrunde, Aarhus University
  • 2015: Organizer, International/Macroeconomics Brownbag Series, UC Davis



  • Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, International Economic Review, The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, The Economic Journal, The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development

Other skills

  • Language: Italian (native), English (fluent), French (conversational), Danish (elementary)
  • Computer skills: Matlab, R, Python, Stata, Microsoft Office, Latex, Gauss

Ina Simonovska, dissertation chair
University of California, Davis
Department of Economics    

Robert C. Feenstra
University of California, Davis
Department of Economics
Alan M. Taylor
University of California, Davis
Department of Economics

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