Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, International Trade, Search Theory


Moritz Ritter joined the department in the fall of 2009, after completing his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on macroeconomics and labor economics, in particular the economic importance of search and matching frictions in labor markets. His recent research has studied the role of international trade in the increase in income inequality, as well as specific human capital and search frictions as potential impediments to labor market adjustments after a trade reform. Moritz Ritter serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Economics and Business.


Selected Publications

  • Bidding for Teams, Labour Economics, 2018. (with Benoit Julien and John Kennes)                      
  • Inequality and International Trade: The Role of Skill-Biased Technology and Search Frictions, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2017.
  • Trade and Inequality in a Directed Search Model with Firm and Worker HeterogeneityCanadian Journal of Economics, 2015. 
  • Offshoring and Occupational Specificity of Human Capital, Review of Economic Dynamics, 2014.

Courses Taught

  • Econ 1101: Macroeconomics Principles
  • Econ 3501: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econ 3502: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ 8001: Microeconomic Analysis
  • Econ 8007: Macroeconomic Theory I