I am a macroeconomist with broad interests in international macroeconomics, international trade, and the economics of heterogeneity across firms, workers, and locations.

I am a Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis within the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute.

Prior to joining the Minneapolis Fed, I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. Before joining Notre Dame, I was a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in the Trade and Financial Studies section of the Division of International Finance. I also taught at Johns Hopkins University.

I received my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Tim Kehoe, Fabrizio Perri, and Cristina Arellano. I also hold electrical and computer engineering degrees from Georgia Tech and Supélec (now Centrale-Supélec) in France.


  • International Trade: globalization, trade reforms, and labor markets

  • International Macro: globalization, financial crises, and sovereign debt

  • Growth and Firm Heterogeneity in the U.S. using Census micro data

  • Development: political distortions in infrastructure networks


Here is my latest resume.

Please contact me at: kondo <at> illenin <dot> com