Marc Muendler

Marc Muendler is a professor of economics at the University of California San Diego. He received his PhD from the University of California Berkeley. Muendler conducts research into the local impacts of global markets. In the area of international trade he investigates how globalization affects local industries and labor markets. Much of his research is based on novel linked data on firms and their individual workers. For Brazil, he analyzes the consequences of its large-scale trade liberalization in the early 1990s as well as firm entry and exporter perfomance over the past two decades. For industrialized countries, he studies the formation and operation of multinational enterprises and their impact on labor markets in Germany and Sweden. Using German micro data on plants, workers and their tasks, Muendler studies the impact of globalization on the division of labor within and between firms, and within and between occupations, and their relationship to earnings inequality.


  • Global markets
  • International trade
  • Economics

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