I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of McMaster University.  I serve as Associate Chair of the Department for the period 2021-2027.

I am also the Placement Director for the years 2023-2025: check out our job market candidates this year!

My SSRN page is here. My Google Scholar page is here.

Work in progress and working papers

∙ Improving Applied General Equilibrium Models of Trade Liberalization (with T. J. Kehoe, J. Rossbach, and K. J. Ruhl).

∙ Non-Homothetic Ricardo (with O. Loertscher and W. Steingress).


The Cost of Trade Disruptions at Different Stages of Development (with J. C. Conesa, M. J. Delventhal, and G. Raveendranathan), International Economic Review, vol.  65(3), August 2024.
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Canadian Productivity Growth: Stuck in the Oil Sands (with O. Loertscher), Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 57(2), May 2024, 478-501.
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The Neoclassical Growth Model and the Labor Share Decline (with Z. L. Mahone and J. Naval), The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 21(2), June 2021, 607-628.
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Gains from Trade with Variable Trade Elasticities (with W. J. Brooks), International Economic Review, vol. 60(4), November 2019, 1619-1646.
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Trade Liberalization and Firm Productivity: Estimation Methods Matter (with J. M. Kealey and C. Sosa-Padilla), Economic Inquiry, vol. 57(3), July 2019, 1272-1283.
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The Curious Incident of Luxury Imports during the Top-Income Surge (with S. Houle and M. R. Veall), Economics Bulletin, vol. 39(2), June 2019, 1479-1487.
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The Canadian Productivity Stagnation, 2002-2014 (with J. C. Conesa), Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 52(2), May 2019, 561-583.
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Capital Accumulation and the Welfare Gains from Trade (with W. J. Brooks), Economic Theory, vol. 66(2), August 2018, 491-523.
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Quantitative Trade Models: Developments and Challenges (with T. J. Kehoe and J. Rossbach), Annual Review of Economics, vol. 9, August 2017, 295-325.
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Fiscal Discipline and Defaults (with G. Fernandez de Cordoba and J. L. Torres), Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 24, March 2017, 1-13.
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The Opportunity Costs of Entrepreneurs in International Trade (with T. J. Kehoe and K. J. Ruhl), Economics Letters, vol. 146, September 2016, 1-3.
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∙ Policy Distortions and Aggregate Productivity: the Role of Idiosyncratic Shocks (with J. M. Da-Rocha), The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 11(1), Topics, 35, 2011.
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In Spanish

Eficiencia y Equilibrio en un Modelo de Formación de Derechos de Propiedad (with J. M. Da-Rocha and J. Sempere), El Trimestre Económico, vol. LXXXI (3), núm. 323, julio-septiembre, 2014, 579-593.
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Not peer-reviewed

Improving the Analysis of Trade Policy (with T. J. Kehoe and J. Rossbach), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Economic Policy Paper, 18-1, January 2018.
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Dormant papers

Optimal Design and Quantitative Evaluation of the Minimum Wage (with Z. L. Mahone).

Technical Appendix

∙ Calculating the Equilibria of Heterogeneous-Firm Trade Models (with T. J. Kehoe and K. J. Ruhl).

(Co-)organization of conferences and visits

Inaugural Canadian International Trade Study Group, 2024

The Mini-conference on Productivity, 2024

The 2024 Jamboree 

A Conference in Honor of Tim Kehoe, 2023

∙ 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 Productivity, Aggregate Efficiency and Labor: Latest Advances (a.k.a. "The P.A.E.L.L.A. workshop")

2017, 2018, 2019 Annual Workshop of South Ontario Macro Economists (a.k.a "The A.W.S.O.M.E. conference")

2016 Junior Faculty Workshop

2015 Workshop in International Economics

2014 Canadian Macroeconomics Study Group

List of people invited to give a talk at Mac


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E-mail: pujolasp [at] mcmaster.ca