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David De Remer


David De Remer

PhD in Economics, Columbia University, Assistant Professor of Economics

Research interests


Subject areas

International Trade, Industrial Organization


Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business Block C3, Office No. 6036 Office Phone: +7 7172 70 8957 E-mail:

Dr. David De Remer joined NU GSB in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 2012, and he also holds a Master’s degree in Statistics and Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. His primary research fields are international trade and industrial organization. His primary research interest is in international economic cooperation, including trade agreements and their distributional consequences. His research has been published in the Journal of International Economics, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the World Trade Review, and the MIT Press conference volume The World Trade Organisation and Economic Development. Prior to joining NU GSB, David was an assistant professor at the International School of Economics at Kazakh-British Technical University and a lecturer at Northeastern University (USA). He was also previously a researcher in the project Firms, Strategy and Performance of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a Marie Curie Fellow at l’Universitré libre de Bruxelles as part of the DISSETTLE (Dispute Settlement in Trade: Training in Law and Economics) network of the European Union’s 7th Framework Program, an Exchange Scholar at Stanford University, and a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow in International Globalization and Development at Columbia University. Prior to doctoral studies, David worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Journal Articles

“Getting Your Ducks in a Row: The Case for More Inclusive Renegotiations in EU – Poultry Meat (China),” (with F. Ortino), World Trade Review, Vol. 18, April 2019, pp. 309-326.

“Suspiciously Timed Trade Disputes,” (with P. Conconi, G. Kirchsteiger, L. Trimarchi and M. Zanardi), Journal of International Economics, Vol. 105, March 2017, pp. 57-76.

“Estimating the Impact of Low-Income Universal Service Programs,” (with D. Ackerberg, M. Riordan, G. Rosston and B. Wimmer), International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 37, November 2014, pp. 84-98

Book Chapter

“Opportunities for Cooperation in Removing Prohibitive Trade Barriers,” in The World Trade Organisation and Economic Development, Ben Zissimos (ed.), MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass., December 2019.

Other Publications

“How politics influences WTO enforcement,” (with P. Conconi, G. Kirchsteiger, L. Trimarchi , and M. Zanardi),, June 2015.

“Understanding the “Job-Loss Recovery,” (with J.C. Fuhrer et al.), Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Public Policy Brief No. 04-1, June 2004.

International Trade
Industrial Organization
Political Economy
Law and Economics

Macroeconomics (Full-Time MBA)
Global Economics for Managers (Full-Time MBA)
Microeconomic Foundations of Finance (MSF)
Economic Policy in Global Markets (MSF)