Julia Cajal Grossi

Welcome to my webpage!

I'm an Assistant Professor in Economics at the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID).

I do research in the intersection between development, international trade and industrial organization. I study microeconomic aspects of firm behavior and interfirm relationships in developing countries. 

I am one of the organizers of the Geneva Trade and Development Workshop. Info here:

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Working Papers

Buyers’ Sourcing Strategies and Suppliers’ Markups in Bangladeshi Garments

joint with Rocco Macchiavello and Guillermo Noguera

Accepted for publication, Quarterly Journal of Economics

Work in Progress

Workers in Space

joint with Gabriel Kreindler


Market Imperfections and Global Value Chains in Developing Countries

joint with Rocco Macchiavello

Limits to Upgrading in Ugandan Carpentry

joint with Jonathan Morduch, Lore Vandewalle and Chris Woodruff



Office hours - Please book a slot here:

Current courses

Spring - Doctoral Seminar on Empirical Trade and IO (PhD, IHEID)


Fall - Econometrics I (MSc, IHEID)


Fall - Trade and Development (MSc, IHEID)



I am one of the organizers of the Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) -

I am a member of the Research Network on Sustainable Global Supply Chain -

Center for Finance and Development - CFD

Centre for Trade and Economic Integration - CTEI

Schedule of the Econ Department Seminar Series here