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I am a Professor in the Department of Finance (formerly, Finance and Business Economics) in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and a Concurrent Professor in the Department of Economics at Notre Dame. I have been studying International Economics, both trade and finance, since earning my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1981. My research interests and publications span both theoretical and empirical models of international trade, foreign direct investment, and international finance. I have published articles in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics and several chapters and comments in books on determinants of international trade flows, intra-industry trade, free trade agreements, and the gravity equation. I have published articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of International Money and Finance and several chapters and comments in books on determinants of equilibrium real exchange rates and relative national price levels. I have been Associate Editor of the Review of International Economics and am also a Faculty Fellow in Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
My current research spans the areas of international trade flows, economic integration agreements, foreign direct investment, and multinational firms. Along with Scott Baier of Clemson University, I explore the causes and consequences of the growth of regionalism. This work is investigating the impact of economic integration agreements on trade flows and economic and political determinants of economic integration agreements to better understand the growth in the breadth, depth, and scope of regional economic integration. Along with Peter Egger of ETH University of Zurich, I am exploring the theoretical and empirical determinants of foreign direct investment flows and bilateral investment treaties in a manner consistent with recent developments in the theory of international trade flows and of multinational firms.
I have been teaching in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs at the University of Notre Dame since 1986. My teaching interests have been in the areas of open-economy macroeconomics and international finance. In recent years, I have been teaching primarily in the graduate program, in particular Global Macroeconomic Environment.
Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, I was a research economist at the Boston Fed. My responsibilities included conducting independent research projects for publication in the Bank's bimonthly economic review, New England Economic Review, preparing frequent briefings for the Board of Directors on current and prospective international and domestic economic conditions, and preparing speeches on national and international economic issues for presentation outside the Bank.
title: "The Gravity Equation in International Trade"
Dissertation committee: J. David Richardson, Robert Baldwin, Rachel McCulloch, Andre Sapir
a centralized information resource at Harvard University on global trade negotiations and the multilateral trade system.