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Colin J. Hottman

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 2015
  • M.A., Economics, Columbia University, 2011
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Macalester College, 2009
Current Research Topics
  • Non-homotheticity and price indexes
  • Flexible functional forms for demand/production
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2018 - present
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - 2018
  • conference

    6/2/2018

    Canadian Economics Association Meeting

    Retail Markups, Misallocation, and Store Variety across U.S. Cities

  • discussion

    4/30/2018

    New Faces in International Economics Conference at Penn State

    Discussion of "Market Power in Input Markets" by Morlacco

  • discussion

    4/20/2018

    Society of Government Economists Conference

    Discussion of "Export Spillover and Destination Choice" by Hong and Wu

  • seminar

    4/12/2018

    U.S. International Trade Commission

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • conference

    3/9/2018

    Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment Conference (F.R.E.I.T.)

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • discussion

    3/8/2018

    Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment Conference (F.R.E.I.T.)

    Discussion of "Globalization for Sale" by Blanga-Gubbay, Conconi, and Parenti

  • conference

    1/7/2018

    American Economic Association Meeting

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • discussion

    1/6/2018

    American Economic Association Meeting

    Discussion of "The Geographic Spread of a Large Devaluation" by Cravino and Levchenko

  • discussion

    11/3/2017

    Empirical Investigations in International Trade (F.R.E.I.T.)

    Discussion of "The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States" by Borusyak and Jaravel

  • seminar

    6/12/2017

    Applied Micro Seminar at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • conference

    6/2/2017

    Georgetown Center for Economic Research 2017 Conference

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • conference

    5/19/2017

    Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (F.R.E.I.T.)

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • discussion

    5/20/2017

    Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference (F.R.E.I.T.)

    Discussion of "Globalization and State Capitalism: Assessing Vietnam's Accession to the WTO" by Baccini, Impullitti, and Malesky

  • conference

    5/19/2017

    Federal Reserve System Applied Micro Conference (presented by co-author)

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • discussion

    4/21/2017

    Washington Area International Trade Symposium (WAITS) Conference

    Discussion of "An Empirical Dynamic Model of Trade with Consumer Accumulation" by Piveteau

  • conference

    3/30/2017

    Federal Reserve System Conference on International Economics (presented by co-author)

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • seminar

    3/28/2017

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Estimating Unequal Gains across U.S. Consumers with Supplier Trade Data

  • discussion

    3/23/2017

    Federal Reserve System Conference on Macroeconomics

    Discussion of "Missing Growth from Creative Destruction" by Aghion, Bergeaud, Boppart, Klenow, and Li

  • discussion

    1/7/2017

    American Economic Association Meeting

    Discussion of "The US-Canada Border Effect: Evidence from Online Commerce" by Cowgill and Dorobantu

  • discussion

    11/18/2016

    International Trade Workshop at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Discussion of "Trade Elasticities, Heterogeneity, and Optimal Tariffs" by Soderbery

  • conference

    9/28/2016

    Federal Reserve System Conference on Regional Analysis

    Retail Markups, Misallocation, and Store Variety across U.S. Cities

  • conference

    2/22/2016

    ESRI Conference on Measurement and Analysis of Service Sector Growth (presented by co-author), Tokyo Japan

    Contribution of Quality and Product Variety to Retail Firm Growth in Japan

  • 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 across U.S. Cities

  • 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 Ag Econ, UMass-Amherst Resource Econ, Johns Hopkins SAIS

    Retail Markups, Misallocation, and Store Variety across U.S. Cities

  • 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 across U.S. Cities

  • 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 for Macroeconomic Theory or Policy

Conference Organization
  • 11/3/2017-11/5/2017 | Federal Reserve Board and GWU

    Empirical Investigations in International Trade (F.R.E.I.T.)

    Program Committee

Referee
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics (2)
  • Review of Economic Studies (2)
  • American Economic Review: Insights
  • Review of Economics and Statistics (2)
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of International Economics (2)
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Review of Industrial Organization
  • International Journal of Central Banking
Professional Affiliation
  • Member, F.R.E.I.T.
  • Member, Urban Economics Association
  • Member, Industrial Organization Society
Last update: July 9, 2018