Robert Gold

Robert Gold is a Senior Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His research is on innovation economics, digitalization, and the political economy of globalization and technological change.

Robert is member of the CESifo research network, and of the Standing Committee on Regional Economics of the German Economic Association. Previously, he worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics, and at the University of Potsdam. He got his PhD in economics from the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena.

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The Economic Mechanism Behind the Populist Backlash to Globalization

Article | Jul 12, 2021

The increase in populism that import competition causes has its roots in import competition’s adverse effects on local labor markets

Instrumental Variables and Causal Mechanisms

Paper Conference paper | | Oct 2017

Unpacking the Effect of Trade on Workers and Voters 

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From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.