International Economics

Pol Antràs

Pol Antràs

Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics

Pol Antràs’ teaching and research fields are international economics and applied theory. Some of his work is overviewed in his recent book Global Production: Firms, Contracts, and Trade Structure, published by Princeton University Press. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where he served as Director of the International Trade and Organization (ITO) Working Group. Among other distinctions, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007 and the Fundación Banco Herrero Prize in 2009, and he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015. As of 2015, he is Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

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Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics

Richard N. Cooper is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. He has served on several occasions in the US Government, as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1995-97), Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1977-81), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs (1965-66), and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers (1961-63). His most recent books include Boom, Crisis, and Adjustment (co-author), Macroeconomic Management in Korea, 1970-1990 (co-author), Environment and Resource Policies for the World Economy, and What the Future Holds (co-author).

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Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath

John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics

Gita Gopinath's research focuses on International Finance and Macroeconomics. She is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics, and a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) for the programs in Economic Fluctuations and Growth, International Finance and Macroeconomics, and Monetary Economics. She also served as a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group on G-20 Matters for India's Ministry of Finance. In 2011, she was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Before coming to Harvard, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. She holds a B.A. from the University of Delhi (1992), an M.A. from the Delhi School of Economics (1994) and from the University of Washington (1996), and a Ph.D from Princeton University (2001).

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Elhanan Helpman

Elhanan Helpman

Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade

Elhanan Helpman's contributions include studies of the balance of payments, exchange rate regimes, stabilization programs and foreign debt, international trade, economic growth and political economy. He is a cofounder of the "new trade theory'' and the "new growth theory,'' which emphasize the roles of economies of scale and imperfect competition. His current research is reflected in his latest book, Understanding Global Trade.

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Matteo Maggiori

Matteo Maggiori

Assistant Professor of Economics

Matteo Maggiori’s research focuses on finance and international macroeconomics.  His research topics have included the analysis of exchange rate dynamics, the international financial system, and very long-run discount rates.  He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Matteo joined the faculty in July 2014.

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Marc Melitz

Marc Melitz

David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy

Marc Melitz's broad research interests are in international trade and investment.  More specifically, he studies producer-level responses to globalization and their implications for aggregate trade and investment patterns. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research(NBER), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), CESifo, and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.  He is foreign editor for the Review of Economic Studies and associate editor for the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.  His research has been funded by the Sloan Foundation and by the NSF.

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Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Professor of Economics

Nathan Nunn is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Professor Nunn was born in Canada, where he received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005. Professor Nunn’s primary research interests are in economic history, economic development, cultural economics, political economy and international trade. He is an NBER Faculty Research Fellow, a Research Fellow at BREAD, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA). He is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics

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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy

Kenneth Rogoff writes on international macroeconomics and financial crises. His publications include Foundations of International Macroeconomics (with Maurice Obstfeld) and This Time is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (with Carmen Reinhart).  From 2001-2003, he served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.

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