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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

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Alan V. Deardorff

Title:
John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, College of Literature, Science and the Arts and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Email:
alandear@umich.edu
Phone:
(734) 764-6817
Office:
Weill Hall
735 S. State St. #3314
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Biography

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Alan V. Deardorff is the Associate Dean of the Ford School, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, and professor of public policy. Alan's research focuses on international trade. With Bob Stern, he has developed the Michigan Model of World Production and Trade, which is used to estimate the effects of trade agreements. Alan is also doing theoretical work in international trade and trade policy. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, State, and Treasury and to international organizations including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank. Alan received his PhD from Cornell University.

Educational Background:

B.S., Physics, Stanford, 1966 M.A., Economics, Cornell, 1969 Ph.D., Economics, Cornell, 1971

Professional Affiliations:

Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Permanent Advisor for Research Kiel Institute for World Economics, International Research Fellow Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham, External Fellow National Bureau of Economic Research, Member of the Board of Directors, 2011-present Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Member of the Academic Committee of Institute of International Business United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Member, Group of Eminent Persons on Non-tariff Barriers VRCenter DEGIT, Kiel Institute for World Economics, Member of Academic Council William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, Faculty Associate World Economic Forum, Member of Global Agenda Council on Trade Facilitation, 2008-9; Member of Global Risk Network

Current Research:

“Trade Policy Options for a Small Country” “A Trade Theorist’s Take on Global Imbalance” “A Story of Trade-Induced Industrialization”

Recent Publications:

“Economic Effects of 'Leveling the Playing Field' in International Trade,” Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 19(1), March 2010, pp. 9-32. “Buyer Concentration in Markets for Developing Country Exports,” with Indira Rajaraman, Review of Development Economics, 13(2), May 2009, pp. 190-199. “Specialization, Fragmentation, and Factor Intensities: Evidence from Chilean Plant-Level Data,” with Chul Chung, Journal of Developing Areas, 41(2), Spring 2008, pp. 91-109. “Globalization’s Bystanders: Does Trade Liberalization Hurt Countries that Do Not Participate?” with Robert M. Stern, World Development 34, August 2006, pp. 1419-1429; reprinted in Robert M. Stern, Globalization and International Trade Policies Singapore: World Scientific, 2009.