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Maxwell School
Maxwell / Department of Economics

International Trade

Syracuse University has a strong commitment to international studies, including international trade and development. Our trade faculty are known for both empirical as well as theoretical research. Faculty members have published in major general journals like the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics and in top field journals including the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics. One faculty member in the trade group is a Research Associate and another a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Current faculty help to edit the China Economic Review and Economics and Politics.

Faculty interest spans a broad spectrum within the field of international trade: trade and wages, foreign direct investment, trade and environment, and the political economy of trade policy. This breadth enables us to offer a two-course sequence in International Trade at the Ph.D. level, and numerous courses at the masters and undergraduate level.

The trade group offers a Trade, Development, and Political Economy Workshop (TDPE), which brings external speakers to campus for seminars and meetings with faculty and students. We offer an active schedule of speakers, with presentations by some of the most productive and informative scholars in the entire country. In the workshop, speakers present their research on theoretical and empirical issues related to international trade, development, and topics at the intersection of economics and political science.

Recent Ph.D. graduates of our program with dissertations in the trade area have obtained positions at the University of Melbourne, University of Cape Town, University of Alberta, U.S. Bureau of the Census, World Bank, and the Central Bank of Kuwait.

Core faculty in the areas of international trade, development, and political economy include:

  • Kristy Buzard
  • Leyla Karakas
  • Mary Lovely
  • Devashish Mitra
  • Piyusha Mutreja
  • Abdulaziz Shifa

Additional faculty with research interests these areas include:

  • Stuart Brown
  • John McPeak