Ina Simonovska

Ina Simonovska Portrait

Position Title
Associate Professor

1152 SSH
Office Hours
Monday, 1-3 PM, via Zoom (please email me to request link)


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • M.A., Economics, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • B.A., Economics and Finance (joint Honors), McGill University, 2004


Ina Simonovska specializes in international trade, international finance and macroeconomics.

Research Focus

Professor Simonovska’s research interests focus on understanding the sources of welfare gains from international integration. On the one hand, she develops theoretical and empirical models that evaluate the different channels through which trade liberalization in goods and services lowers consumer good prices and raises consumer wellbeing. On other hand, she formalizes and tests hypotheses about determinants of cross-border investment flows, which ultimately lead to the accumulation of capital and the macroeconomic development of a nation.


  • Jung, J., I. Simonovska, and A. Weinberger "Exporter Heterogeneity and Price Discrimination: A Quantitative View," Journal of International Economics, forthcoming.

  • Bertoletti, P., F. Etro, and I. Simonovska "International Trade with Indirect Additivity." American Economic Journal – Microeconomics, 10(2), 1-59 (2018)

  • David, J. and I. Simonovska "Correlated Beliefs, Returns, and Stock Market Volatility.” Journal of International Economics 99, S58-S77 (2016)

  • Simonovska, I. "Income Differences and Prices of Tradables: Insights from an Online Retailer." Review of Economic Studies 82 (4), 1612-1656 (2015).

  • Simonovska, I., and M.E. Waugh. "The Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence." Journal of International Economics 92.1 (2014): 34–50.

  • Geromichalos, A., and I. Simonovska: "Asset Liquidity and International Portfolio Choice." Journal of Economic Theory 151.1 (2014): 342–380.


Ina Simonovska teaches undergraduate courses in international trade and international finance, and a graduate course in international macroeconomics.



  • Institute of Social Sciences Individual Research Grant, UC Davis, 2014–2016
  • Hellman Fellowship, University of California, Davis, 2014–2015
  • Bhagwati Award for best paper in 2013-2014, Journal of International Economics
  • Peter B. Kenen Fellowship, Princeton University, 2011–2012