Myrto Kalouptsidi is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Her main research interests are in Industrial Organization and International Trade, with a special interest in transportation markets. Myrto’s work has focused on the impact of industrial policy on the global allocation of production and welfare, as well as on industry cycles and firm investment in volatile industries.  She is currently working on global transport markets and infrastructure, studying how they affect world trade, whether they operate efficiently, and why they are so prone to disruptions. Her research has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.


In 2022, her article “Geography, Transportation, and Endogenous Trade Costs,” (joint with Giulia Brancaccio and Theodore Papageorgiou) won the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society, for the best applied (empirical or theoretical) paper published in Econometrica during the previous four years.


She is the recipient of the 2021 Bodossaki Young Scientist Prize in the Social Sciences, awarded to a Greek scientist up to age 40. Her work has been awarded several NSF grants, including an NSF CAREER grant in 2019. She is currently a Foreign Editor on the Review of Economic Studies. Myrto is a Research Fellow at the NBER and at the CEPR. Finally, she has advised a number of graduate students who have continued to successful academic careers.


Myrto received her BA from the University of Athens and her PhD from Yale University. Prior to joining Harvard, she was on the faculty at Princeton University.