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Luca David Opromolla


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Luca David Opromolla

Luca David Opromolla is a Principal Economist at the Economics and Research Department of Banco de Portugal.

He performs research in international trade, labour economics and banking. His research focuses on firm dynamics and the size distribution of firms; firms’ decision to export vs. to open a plant abroad; the type and size of trade costs; the role of managers in determining firms’ international activities and in transferring export knowledge across firms; the internal organization of firms and their productivity; and the quantification of the effects of reductions in migration and trade costs.

Opromolla is a Research Fellow of CEPR and CESifo, and UECE. He was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland in 2014 and 2016, and his research receives support from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Ph.D. New York University.