Optimal Trade Policy with Trade Imbalances

By Mostafa Beshkar (Indiana University at Bloomington) and Ali Shourideh (Carnegie Mellon University) A salient feature of international trade is the presence of trade imbalances. How should governments conduct their trade policy under trade imbalances? In a forthcoming paper we ask if trade imbalances influence governments’ choices of trade policies under a standard dynamic trade […]

Price, Product Quality, and Exporter Dynamics: Evidence from China

By Joel Rodrigue (Vanderbilt University) and Yong Tan (Nanjing University of Finance and Economics) For the typical Chinese exporter, foreign sales grew exponentially after China’s entry to the WTO.  How was this so-called ‘economic miracle’ achieved in such a short span of time? Answering this question has been the focus of policymakers, government officials, and […]

Welcome New Members May 2019

We would like to welcome the following new members to the InsTED Network Prof Kathy Baylis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Her research interests lie in the design of agricultural, conservation, and trade policy to promote ecosystem preservation and international food security. Ms Casey Petroff (Harvard University).  Her research interests are in economic development and […]

(When) Do Anti-poverty Programs Reduce Violence? India’s Rural Employment Guarantee and Maoist Conflict

Aditya Dasgupta (University of California, Merced), Kishore Gawande (University of Texas, Austin), and Devesh Kapur (Johns Hopkins University – SAIS) More than half of all nations have experienced a violent civil conflict since 1960.[1] One of the best predictors of conflict outbreak in a country is a low level of economic development and whether it […]

Welcome New Members June 2018

We would like to welcome the following new member of the InsTED network: Prof Pol Antràs (Harvard University): His research interests are in International Economics and Applied Theory. His most recent work is focused on the analysis of global value chains and on the interplay between trade, inequality and costly redistribution. Prof Prabhat Barnwal (Michigan State […]

Welcome New Members May 2018

We would like to welcome the following new members of the InsTED network: Dr Ama Baafra Abeberese (Wellesley College): Her research interests are in Development Economics with an emphasis on firm behavior in developing economies. Dr Ritam Chaurey (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies): His research interests are in Development Economics, Finance and Development, […]