Julia Cajal Grossi

Welcome to my webpage!

I'm an Assistant Professor in Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva (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:

I am visiting EPoD at Harvard Kennedy School from January 2021 to January 2022.

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Buyers’ Sourcing Strategies and Suppliers’ Markups in Bangladeshi Garments

joint with Rocco Macchiavello and Guillermo Noguera

Revise and Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

Searching for Trade Partners in Developing Countries

Updated version soon

Some Ongoing Projects

Limits to Upgrading in Ugandan Carpentry

joint with Jonathan Morduch, Lore Vandewalle and Chris Woodruff

Capital Utilization, Productivity and Trade Shocks

joint with Yuan Zi

Global Supply Chains and Gender

joint with Rocco Macchiavello

Learning from Trade Partners



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