Jan Schymik

Postdoctoral Researcher of Economics
Department of Economics
University of Mannheim
L 7, 3-5, 68161 Mannheim
Office 4.17
e-mail: jschymik 'at' mail.uni-mannheim.de

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Page

I am a researcher in economics at the University of Mannheim, funded by the Collaborative Research Center TR 224 "Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges - Equality of Opportunity, Market Regulation, and Financial Stability" of the German Science Foundation (DFG).

My research interests are in international economics, organizational economics, macro and industrial organization. My research explores the behavior of firms and individuals in the context of aggregate economic developments such as globalization or technological progress and their consequences for economic performance. I combine microeconomic with macroeconomic perspectives and apply modern empirical methods with economic theory.

News: I am co-organizing a workshop on Trade Policy and Firm Performance in the Global Economy on 13-14 June 2019 jointly with Harald Fadinger and Yanping Liu, sponsored by the Collaborative Research Center TR 224. See here for the program.

Working Papers

Human Capitalists and the Global Division of Labor
Awarded the Walther-Rathenau Best Paper Award [Link]


Foreign Competition and the Durability of U.S. Firm Investments
with Philippe Fromenteau and Jan Tscheke
[Abstract], [Media Coverage], [Working Paper Version]
accepted for publication in the RAND Journal of Economics

Trade in Tasks and the Organization of Firms
with Dalia Marin and Alexander Tarasov
[Abstract], [Data and Code], [Media Coverage], [Working Paper Version]
European Economic Review, Vol. 107, p. 99-132, Aug. 2018

Globalization and the Evolution of Corporate Governance
[Abstract], [Data and Code] [Media Coverage], [Working Paper Version]
European Economic Review, Vol. 102, p. 39-61, Feb. 2018.

Democratization, Contracts and Comparative Advantage
with Felix Samy Soliman
[Abstract], [Working Paper Version]
Economics Letters, Vol. 173, p. 73-77, Dec. 2018.


Firms in the Aggregate Economy M.Sc. Economics, University of Mannheim

Organizational Economics Undergraduate Economics, University of Mannheim

Topics in International Trade M.Sc. Economics, University of Munich