Faculty & Research

A. Kerem Cosar

Assistant Professor of Economics

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Kerem Cosar studies international trade and macroeconomics. His research interests include labor market effects of globalization, economic geography and firm-level empirical analysis of international trade. In this recent research, he used spatial data from Europe to quantify the effects of borders and distance on competition and market shares.

Cosar earned his PhD in economics from The Pennsylvania State University after receiving BA and MA degrees, respectively in management and economics, from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Cosar taught international economics at the undergraduate level while pursuing his graduate studies. Additionally, he was awarded a Graduate Student Award by the National Science Foundation while at The Pennsylvania State University to participate in the Nobel Laureates Meetings at Lindau, Germany.

At Booth, he teaches Managing the Firm in the Global Economy. He believes that students taking his class will later make managerial decisions in situations that involve the interaction of firms, governments, and workers in an increasingly international marketplace. Therefore, he wants to demonstrate to them a framework for understanding the objectives and responses of these actors, and the consequences of their decisions.

Outside the classroom, he enjoys reading about history, playing and watching sports, and going to concerts.


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33503 Managing the Firm in the Global Economy 2015 (Winter)
33946 International Macroeconomics and Trade 2015 (Winter)

Other Interests

History, architecture, basketball.


Research Activities

International trade, macroeconomics.

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