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Kim Ruhl

Kim Ruhl

Joined Stern 2006

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-86
New York, NY 10012

E-mail kruhl@stern.nyu.edu

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Kim Ruhl joined New York University Stern School of Business in 2006 as a Visiting Professor and became an Assistant Professor of Economics in July 2008. He teaches the "Global Economy" course in the core M.B.A. program. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Ruhl was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, and a visiting scholar at the IMF Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Professor Ruhl's research focuses on international economics, models of firm heterogeneity and national income accounting. His work includes modeling the export decision of firms and estimating the costs associated with entering a new export market. He has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation for his research. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics.

Professor Ruhl received his B.S. in Economics from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Research Interests

  • International economics
  • Models of firm heterogeneity
  • National income accounting

Courses Taught

  • Global Economy

Academic Background

B.S., Economics
Bowling Green State University

Ph.D., Economics
University of Minnesota

Awards & Appointments

National Science Foundation Trade Liberalization in a World of Heterogeneous Award #0962993 2010
National Science Foundation Fixed Costs of Exporting, Trade Relationships and Real Exchange Rates Award #0536970 2005
National Science Foundation Acquisition of Beowulf Cluster for Economic Research Award #0521499 2005

Selected Publications

Kehoe, T. & Ruhl, K. (2010)
Why Have Economic Reforms in Mexico Not Generated Growth?
Journal of Economic Literature, 2010, 48(4), 1005-27

Kehoe, T. & Ruhl, K. (2009)
How Important is the New Goods Margin in International Trade?

Kehoe, T. & Ruhl, K. (2008)
Are Shocks to the Terms of Trade Shocks to Productivity?
Review of Economic Dynamics, 2008, 11(4), 804-819

Ruhl, K. (2008)
The International Elasticity Puzzle

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Areas of Expertise


  • Globalization & Trade