Loris Rubini

Loris Rubini

Phone: (603) 862-3458
Office: Economics, Paul College Rm 260K, Durham, NH 03824

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at UNH. I study Macroeconomic issues in international trade, mostly related to innovation. I also am also interested in other aspects of macroeconomics, such as the process of transformation in an economy from agriculture and manufacturing into services, or policies that affect the efficient allocation of resources.

I teach regularly Macroeconomics II in the Economics PhD., and international economics at the undergraduate level.

Courses Taught

  • ECON 645: International Economics
  • ECON 945: International Trade
  • ECON 972: Macroeconomics I Lab
  • ECON 973: Macroeconomics II Lab
  • ECON 988: Graduate Economics Seminar
  • ECON 992: Field Workshop


  • Ph.D., Economics, Arizona State University
  • M.S., Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires
  • B.A., Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires

Research Interests

  • International Economics
  • International Trade & Finance
  • Macroeconomics

Selected Publications

  • Escobar, D., Lafortune, J., Rubini, L., & Tessada, J. (2024). The redistributive effects of size-dependent childcare policies. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 160, 104818. doi:10.1016/j.jedc.2024.104818

  • Piguillem, F., & Rubini, L. (2021). Do non-exporters lose from lower trade costs?. REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, 29(5), 1161-1185. doi:10.1111/roie.12540

  • McQuoid, A., & Rubini, L. (2019). MARKUP PREMIA OF EXPORTERS: BECAUSE OF EXPORTING, OR IN SPITE OF IT?. MACROECONOMIC DYNAMICS, 23(7), 2959-3009. doi:10.1017/S1365100517001018

  • Rubini, L., & Piguillem, F. (2019). Barriers to Firm Growth in Open Economies. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 19(1). doi:10.1515/bejm-2018-0003

  • Rubini, L. (2014). Innovation and the trade elasticity. JOURNAL OF MONETARY ECONOMICS, 66, 32-46. doi:10.1016/j.jmoneco.2014.04.002

  • Rubini, L., & Moro, A. (2023, August 25). Can Modern Theories of Structural Change Fit Business Cycles Data?. In Insightful Minds in International Macro. Online (zoom).