Federico Merchan

Kiel Institute Researcher
International Trade and Investment

Topics: Labor Market, International Trade


Main research interests

  • Trade impact on wage dynamics and productivity

Federico Merchan Alvarez joined the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in April 2022. He is a doctoral candidate at Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel).

His research focuses on understanding the trade impact on wage dynamics and productivity. He holds an undergrad and master degree in economics at University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia. Before joining the Kiel Institute, he worked as teaching assistant, economic advisor for the Colombian government, and research fellow for multilateral organizations in Washington DC.