Nicholas Sly

Nicholas Sly

Research and Policy Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri


Nicholas Sly is a Research and Policy Officer in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. His research is focused on the relationship between international trade and labor markets, and the role of multinational enterprises in the global economy. Prior to joining the Economic Research Department at the Bank in 2015 Mr. Sly was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon, and previously was a visiting scholar at the Paris School of Economics. He earned his PhD in Economics from Michigan State University in 2009.

Recent Speeches

National Economic Update (10/4/2017)

Professional Journals and Books

  • "The Labor Market Effects of Offshoring by U.S. Multinational Firms"
    with Brian Kovak and Lindsay Oldenski, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
  • "The Multinational Wage Premium and Wage Dynamics"
    with Gianluca Orefice and Farid Toubal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, forthcoming.
  • "Bilateral Tax Treaties and GDP Comovement"
    with Caroline Weber, Review of International Economics, 2017, 25(2): 292-319.
  • "A Simple Model of Globalization, Schooling and Skill Acquisition"
    with Carl Davidson, European Economic Review, 2014, 71: 209-27. 
  • "Cherries for Sale: The Incidence and Timing of Cross-Border M&A"
    with Bruce A. Blonigen, Lionel Fontagne and Farid Toubal, Journal of International Economics, 2014, 94(2): 341-57.
  • "Comovement in GDP Trends and Cycles among Trading Partners"
    with Bruce A. Blonigen and Jeremy Piger, Journal of International Economics, 2014, 94(2): 239-47.
  • "Strategic Sourcing and Wage Bargaining"
    with Anson Soderbery, Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 109: 172-187.
  • "The Differential Effects of Bilateral Tax Treaties"
    with Bruce A. Blonigen and Lindsay Oldenski, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014, 6(2): 1-18. (lead article)
  • "International Trade and the Composition of Labor Market Turnover"
    Economic Inquiry, 2013, 51(1): 122-137.
  • "Labor Matching Behavior and Trade Adjustment"
    European Economic Review, 2012, 56(3): 592-604.
  • "International Productivity Differences, Trade, and the Distributions of Factor Endowments"
    Review of International Economics, 2012, 20(4): 740-757.
  • "Trade and the Labor Market: Recent Developments and New Frontiers"
    with Carl Davidson, in Oxford Handbook on International Commercial Policy, 2012, eds. Mordechai Kreinin and Michael G. Plummer, Oxford University Press.

Economic Review Articles

Research Working Papers