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Nicolas Berman

Associate Professor
International Economics
Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva


Nicolas Berman joined the faculty in 2009 after spending a year as a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He was previously a research fellow in the macroeconomics department of the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST) and at the Banque de France in Paris. He also taught at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po, Paris.

Research Interest

His areas of expertise are in Globalisation and Regional integration. His research focuses on international trade and international macroeconomics, with a particular interest in the determinants and impacts of trade flows, including: the effect of exchange rate shocks on trade; the role of exporting behavior and liquidity constraints on growth; the impact of financial crises and international trade.


  • N. Berman and A. Berthou (2009) “Financial Market Imperfections and the Impact of Exchange Rate Movements on Exports”, Rev Intl Eco 17:103-120.

  • N. Berman and J. Héricourt (2010) “Finance and the Margins of Trade: Evidence from Cross-Country Firm-Level Data”, J Dev Economics 93:206-217.

  • N. Berman, P. Aghion, P. Askenazy, G. Cette and L. Eymard (2010) “Credit Constraints and the Cyclicality of R&D Investment : Evidence from France”, forthcoming, J European Economic Ass

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