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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
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Amiti, Mary, Tyler Bodine-Smith, Colin Hottman, and Logan Lewis (2016). "What's Driving the Recent Slump in U.S. Imports?" IFDP Notes 2016-11-07. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • 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.
  • 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," CEPR Discussion Papers 10133. Centre for Economic Policy Research.
  • 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/Policy

Referee
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of International Economics (2)
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • International Journal of Central Banking
Professional Affiliation
  • Member, F.R.E.I.T.
  • Member, Urban Economics Association
  • Member, Industrial Organization Society
Last update: June 19, 2017