Faculty Profile

Simon Galle

Assistant Professor - Department of Economics

Department of Economics

Biography

Simon Galle is Assistant Professor at BI Norwegian Business School. His research focuses on questions in Development & Growth and International Trade. Simon earned his PhD at UC Berkeley and holds a Master in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Philosophy from KULeuven.

Here are Simon's personal website, Google Scholar profile, and curriculum vitae.

Publications

Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil, Galle, Simon, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel, Tungodden, Bertil & Zhang, Kelly (2019)

Ethnically Biased? Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Journal of the European Economic Association Doi: 10.1093/jeea/jvz003 - Full text in research archive

Ethnicity has been shown to shape political, social, and economic behavior in Africa, but the underlying mechanisms remain contested. We utilize lab experiments to isolate one mechanism—an individual’s bias in favor of coethnics and against non-coethnics—that has been central in both theory and in the conventional wisdom about the impact of ethnicity. We employ an unusually rich research design involving a large sample of 1,300 participants from Nairobi, Kenya; the collection of multiple rounds of experimental data with varying proximity to national elections; within-lab priming conditions; both standard and novel experimental measures of coethnic bias; and an implicit association test (IAT). We find very little evidence of an ethnic bias in the behavioral games, which runs against the common presumption of extensive coethnic bias among ordinary Africans and suggests that mechanisms other than a coethnic bias in preferences must account for the associations we see in the region between ethnicity and political, social and economic outcomes.

Galle, Simon & Lorentzen, Linnea (2019)

The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation on Local Labor Markets

[Academic lecture]. 21st European Trade Study Group.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2019)

Seminar presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. Seminar at Kiel University and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2019)

Presentation at NOITS of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. 20th Annual NOITS workshop.

Galle, Simon (2019)

Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

[Popular scientific article]. PEDL Research Notes

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2018)

ESWM Conference presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. Econometric Society Winter Meetings.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2018)

Oslo Macro Group presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade"

[Academic lecture]. Oslo Macro Group.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2018)

OBS Department Seminar presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade

[Academic lecture]. Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon (2018)

IHEID Dept Seminar presentation of "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing."

[Academic lecture]. IHEID Geneva Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon (2018)

Seminar Presentation of "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing"

[Academic lecture]. Gothenburg Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

Conference presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists.

Galle, Simon (2017)

Normac workshop presentation of "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing."

[Academic lecture]. 11th Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

DIE Workshop presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. XIIIth Danish International Economics Workshop.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

Workshop Presentation of: "Slicing The Pie: Quantifying The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. 10th Nordic Register Data and Economic Modelling Meeting.

Galle, Simon (2017)

Seminar presentation at NHH: "Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing."

[Academic lecture]. Department Seminar, joint with The Choice Lab Seminar.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2017)

Workshop presentation of "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade."

[Academic lecture]. European Strains Workshop.

Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil, Galle, Simon, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel, Tungodden, Bertil & Zhang, Kelly (2016)

Measuring ethnic preferences: New experimental evidence

[Popular scientific article]. http://www.voxeu.org/

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2016)

Slicing The Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade

[Academic lecture]. Université Paris-Sud - Economics Lunch Seminar.

Berge, Lars Ivar Oppedal; Bjorvatn, Kjetil, Galle, Simon, Miguel, Edward, Posner, Daniel, Tungodden, Bertil & Zhang, Kelly (2016)

How Strong Are Ethnic Preferences?

[Academic lecture]. 11th Annual Nordic Conference in Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2016)

ETSG Conference Presentation of "Slicing The Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade"

[Academic lecture]. European Trade Study Group, Annual Conference.

Galle, Simon (2016)

Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

[Academic lecture]. UiO Department Seminar.

Galle, Simon; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres & Yi, Moises (2016)

Mannheim Seminar presentation of "Slicing The Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade"

[Academic lecture]. Mannheim Applied Economics Seminar.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2016 University of California at Berkeley PhD
2010 Université Libre de Bruxelles Master of Economics
2008 KULeuven B.A. in Economics
2006 KULeuven Master of Philosophy
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2016 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Assistant professor