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202-452-2424
colin.j.hottman@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 2015
  • M.A., Economics, Columbia University, 2011
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Macalester College, 2009
  • Current Research Topics

  • Estimating Demand Curvature
  • U.S. Gains from Trade
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2015 - present
  • Hottman, Colin J., Stephen J. Redding, and David E. Weinstein (2016). "Quantifying the Sources of Firm Heterogeneity," Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 131, no. 3, pp. 1291-1364.
  • Hottman, Colin, Stephen J. Redding, and David E. Weinstein (2014). "What is 'Firm Heterogeneity' in Trade Models? The Role of Quality, Scope, Markups, and Cost," NBER Working Papers 20436. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • discussion

    2/22/2016

    ESRI Conference on Measurement and Analysis of Service Sector Growth, Tokyo Japan

    Discussion of "Welfare Assessment of New Retail Formats and Entry Regulation: Evidence from Japan's Retail Industry" by Honda, Matsuura, and Mizuta

  • conference

    11/13/2015

    Urban Economics Association Meeting

    Retail Markups, Misallocation, and Store Variety in the US

  • discussion

    11/13/2015

    Urban Economics Association Meeting

    Discussion of "The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India" by Duranton, Ghani, Grover, and Kerr

  • conference

    11/4/2015

    International Trade Conference at Federal Reserve Board

    Estimating A Flexible Elasticity Demand System with Applications to Trade Elasticities and Pass-Through

  • conference

    7/14/2015

    NBER Macroeconomics and Productivity Summer Institute (presented by co-author)

    What Is `Firm Heterogeneity' in Trade Models?

  • seminar

    2015

    UPenn Economics, UPenn Wharton, London School of Economics, UColorado-Boulder, UConn ARE, UMass-Amherst Resource, Johns Hopkins SAIS

    Retail Markups, Misallocation, and Store Variety in the US

  • seminar

    2015

    Federal Reserve Board, US Census Center for Economic Studies, Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

    Retail Markups, Misallocation, and Store Variety in the US

  • conference

    12/5/2014

    NBER International Trade and Investment Program Meeting

    What Is `Firm Heterogeneity' in Trade Models?

  • conference

    11/21/2014

    International Trade Workshop at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    What Is `Firm Heterogeneity' in Trade Models?

Awards

  • 2009

    Macalester College

    David Meiselman Prize

Referee

  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of International Economics
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Economic Theory

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, F.R.E.I.T.
  • Member, Urban Economics Association
  • Member, Industrial Organization Society
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Last update: September 12, 2016