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Beverly Lapham Research

Primary Research Interests:
Dynamic general equilibrium models with imperfectly competitive markets and strategic behavior applied to issues in international economics, industrial organization, and macroeconomics.

Recent Papers:

  • "Firm Dynamics in Retail Trade: The Response of Canadian Retailers to Exchange Rate Shocks," with Jen Baggs, Eugene Beaulieu, and Loretta Fung, Review of International Economics, forthcoming.

  • ``International Trade with Firm Heterogeneity: Theoretical Developments and Policy Implications," in Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, The Art of the State Series, Vol. VI, Institute for Research on Public Policy, forthcoming.

  • "Exchange Rates, Cross-Border Travel, and Retailers: Theory and Empirics," with Jen Baggs and Loretta Fung, revision invited by the Journal of International Economics, January 2016.

  • "Firms in International Trade: Trade Policy Implications of the New New Trade Theory," with Dan Ciuriak, Robert Wolfe, (with Terry Collins-Williams and John Curtis), Global Policy, Vol. 6, No. 2, May 2015, 130-14.

  • "Productivity and the Decision to Import and Export: Theory and Evidence," with Hiroyuki Kasahara, Journal of International Economics, Vol. 89, No. 2, March 2013, 297-316.

Current and Ongoing Projects:

  • "Cross-Border Shopping Exposure Measures and Policy," with Jen Baggs and Loretta Fung, manuscript under revision, April 2015.

  • "Market Size and Canadian Retailers," with Jen Baggs and Loretta Fung, manuscript under revision, January 2015.

  • "The Dynamics of Market Power and International Prices," with Allen Head, manuscript, April 2013.

Published Papers:

  • "Firms in International Trade: Trade Policy Implications of the New New Trade Theory," with Dan Ciuriak, Robert Wolfe, (with Terry Collins-Williams and John Curtis), Global Policy, Vol. 6, No. 2, May 2015, 130-140.

  • "Productivity and the Decision to Import and Export: Theory and Evidence," with Hiroyuki Kasahara, Journal of International Economics, Vol. 89, No. 2, March 2013, 297-316.

  • "Market Power, Price Adjustment, and Inflation," with Allen Head and Alok Kumar, International Economic Review , Vol. 51, No.1, February 2010, 74-98.

  • "Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations and the Dynamics of Retail Trade Industries on the U.S.-Canada Border," with Jeffrey Campbell, American Economic Review (2004), 1194-1206. (Technical Appendix)

  • "A Dynamic Model of Endogenous Trade Policy," with Roger Ware, Canadian Journal of Economics, February 2001, 225-239.

  • "Government Spending and Welfare with Returns to Specialization," with Allen Head and Michael Devereux, Scandanavian Journal of Economics, December 2000, 547-561.

  • "Aggregate Fluctuations with Increasing Returns to Specialization and Scale," with Michael B. Devereux and Allen C. Head, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, April 1996, 627-656.

  • "Monopolistic Competition, Increasing Returns, and the Effects of Government Spending," with Michael B. Devereux and Allen C. Head, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, May 1996, 233-254.

  • "A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Deviations from the Laws of One Price," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, September 1995, 1355-1390.

  • "Interpolation of Economic Time Series with Application to German and Swedish Data," with John S. Chipman, The Economics of Short and Unreliable Time Series, Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1995, 89-139.

  • "Tariffs and Welfare in a Dynamic Differentiated Oligopoly," Review of International Economics, 3, February 1995, 60-74.

  • "Markov Puppy Dogs and Related Animals," with Roger Ware, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 12, December 1994, 569--593.

  • "The Stability of Economic Integration and Endogenous Growth," with Michael Devereux, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 1994, 299--305.

  • "Monopolistic Competition, Technology Shocks, and Aggregate Fluctuations," with Michael B. Devereux and Allen C. Head, Economics Letters, 41, January 1993, 57-61.