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Associate - Trade
MIT Management Sloan School
Tel: +6172537974
Email: csteinwe@mit.edu
Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: International Trade, Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics


Claudia Steinwender is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Princeton University and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School. Her research areas are international trade and firm productivity, with a focus on empirical analysis.


  • PhD Economics, London School of Economics, 2010-2014
  • MRes Economics, London School of Economics, 2008-2010 (with distinction)
  • BSc/MSc (equiv.) Economic Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, 2002-2005 (with distinction)
  • BSc/MSc (equiv.) International Business Administration, University of Vienna, 1998-2003 (with distinction)


  • 2014 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists
  • 2014 Klaus Liebscher Award of Austrian National Bank
  • 2012 Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Import Competition, Heterogeneous Preferences of Managers and Productivity Cheng Chen and Claudia Steinwender
January 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1674:
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JEL Classification: D22; D23; F14; L21; L22

Tags: import competition; productivity; family firms; managers

CEP discussion paper
The Intellectual Spoils of War? Defense R&D, Productivity and International Spillovers Enrico Moretti, Claudia Steinwender and John Van Reenen
November 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1662:
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Tags: defense; r&d; productivity

CEP discussion paper
Organizing Global Supply Chains: Input-Output Linkages and Vertical Integration Giuseppe Berlingieri, Frank Pisch and Claudia Steinwender
November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1583:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; L16; L23; O14

Tags: vertical integration; supply chains; direct requirements; input output relationship; intrafirm trade

Journal article
Real effects of information frictions: When the states and the Kingdom Became United Claudia Steinwender
March 2018
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CEP discussion paper
The Roles of Import Competition and Export Opportunities for Technical Change Claudia Steinwender
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1334:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; F14; L25

Tags: import competition; technical change; productivity; exporting

CEP discussion paper
Survive Another Day: Using Changes in the Composition of Investments to Measure the Cost of Credit Constraints Luis Garicano and Claudia Steinwender
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1188:
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JEL Classification: O32; O33; G31; E32

Tags: financial crisis; credit constraints; innovation; investment choices