Yoto Yotov

Candid photo of Yoto Yotov

Areas of Expertise

  • International Trade

Selected Works


Yotov, Yoto, Anderson, James E., and Vesselovsky, Mykyta, Gravity with Scale Economies. Journal of International Economics 174-193 (May 2016): 174-193.

Yotov, Yoto, and Anderson, James E., Terms of Trade and Global Efficiency Effects of Free Trade Agreements, 1990-2002. Journal of International Economics 99 (Mar 2016): 279-298.

Yotov, Yoto, Bergstrand, Jeffrey, and Larch, Mario, Economic Integration Agreements, Border Effects, and Distance Elasticities in the Gravity Equation. European Economic Review 78 (Jul 2015): 307-327.

Yotov, Yoto, Uysal, Pinar, and Zylkin, Thomas, Firm Heterogeneity and Trade-Induced Layoffs: An Empirical Investigation. European Economic Review 75 (Apr 2015): 80-97.

Anderson, James E., Milot, Catherine A., and Yotov, Yoto, How Much Does Geography Deflect Services Trade? Canadian Answers. International Economic Review 55 (Aug 2014): 791-818.

Dai, Mian, Yotov, Yoto, and Zylkin, Thomas, On the Trade-diversion Effects of Free Trade Agreements. Economics Letters (Feb 2014):

Yotov, Yoto, A Simple Solution to the Distance Puzzle in International Trade. Economics Letters 117 (Jul 2012):

Olivero, Maria P., and Yotov, Yoto, Dynamic Gravity: Theory and Empirical Implications. Canadian Journal of Economics 45 (Feb 2012):

Dinopoulos, Elias, Syropoulos, Constantinos A., Xu, Bin, and Yotov, Yoto, Intraindustry Trade and Wage-Income Inequality: Theory and Evidence. Journal of International Economics 84 (May 2011): 15-25.

Anderson, James E., and Yotov, Yoto, The Changing Incidence of Geography. The American Economic Review 100 (Dec 2010): 2157-86.

Yotov, Yoto, Trade-Induced Unemployment: How Much Do we Care?. Review of International Economics 18 (Nov 2010): 972-989.


Yotov, Yoto, An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis: The Structural Gravity Model. Geneva: United Nations and World Trade Organization, (Forthcoming)


BA International Economics - Tsenov Academy of Economics, Bulgaria, 2000
BA BS Economics - Truman State University, Kirksville, MO 2002
MA Economics - Boston College, Boston, MA USA 2003
PhD Economics - Boston College, Boston, MA USA 2007

Professional Experience

Other -Industry Canada, Consultant, Ottawa, Sep 2007 - Mar 2008
Other -The World Bank, Consultant, Washington DC, Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Other -Public Policy Forum, Consultant, Ottawa, Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
Academic-American University in Bulgaria, Member University Council, Jan 2014 -
Academic-World Trade Organization, Visiting Scholar, Geneva, Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
Academic-CTEI, Visiting Research Fellow, Geneva, Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
Academic-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Visiting Scholar, Sofia, Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Academic-Princeton University, Visiting Associate Professor, Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
Academic-University of Bayreuth, Visiting Scholar, Bayreuth, Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
Other -DFAIT Canada, Consultant, Ottawa, Multiple Times, Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Academic-Ifo Institute, Visiting Scholar, Munich, Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
Other -World Trade Organization, Consultant, Geneva, Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Academic-Princeton University, Visiting Associate Professor, Sep 2015 - Jan 2016


2016 Provost Award for Outstanding Mid-career Scholarly Achievement (Drexel University)
2015 Research Fellow (CESifo Research Network)
2014 Visiting Scholar Travel Grant (Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics)
2014 Deans Excellence in Service Award (LeBow College of Business, Drexel)
2013 Distinguished Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence (LeBow College of Business)
2013 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (Drexel University)
2012 Associated Fellow (Economic Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
2012 Fellow, Drexel Center for Academic Excellence (Drexel University)
2010 Allen Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence (Drexel Univeristy)
2009 Excellence in Teaching Award (Drexel University, LeBow College of Business)
2009 Excellence in Research Award (LeBow College of Business)
2007 Donald and Helene White Prize for Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences (BC)
2006 Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award (Boston College)

Media Mentions

Good news on free trade agreements

via VOX

Yoto Yotov, assistant professor of economics and international business, co-authored an article for VOX, a website that provides research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists, titled “Good News on Free Trade Agreements.”

College News

For many, a country’s reputation ranking doesn’t mean much, but when three LeBow professors examined its impact on trade, it told a different and surprising story.

Drexel’s Office of the Provost recognized Yoto Yotov, Chris Finnin and Frank Linnehan in the areas of teaching, scholarship and professional service.

An early interest in physics led associate professor of economics Yoto V. Yotov to study and become a leading authority on the structural gravity model of economics.