International Trade

IIEP Working Paper 2018-13
Susan Ariel Aaronson
What Are We Talking about When We Talk about Digital Protectionism?


IIEP Working Paper 2018-10
Susan Ariel Aaronson
Data is Different: Why the World Needs a New Approach to Governing Cross-border Data Flows


IIEP Working Paper 2018-11
Susan Ariel Aaronson
Data Minefield: How AI is Prodding Governments to Rethink Trade in Data


IIEP Working Paper 2018-12
Susan Ariel Aaronson
Information Please: A Comprehensive Approach to Digital Trade Provisions in NAFTA 2.0


IIEP Working Paper 2017-8
Olga A. Timoshenko (George Washington University) & Erick Sager (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Uncertainty and Trade Elasticities


IIEP Working Paper 2016-20
Maggie X. Chen (George Washington University) & Min Wu (George Washington University)
The Value of Reputation in Trade: Evidence from Alibaba


IIEP Working Paper 2016-18
Maggie Xiaoyang Chen (George Washington University) & Laura Alfaro (Harvard Business School and NBER)
Location Fundamentals, Agglomeration Economies, and the Geography of Multinational Firms


IIEP Working Paper 2016-15
Olga A. Timoshenko (George Washington University) & Erick Sager (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The EMG Distribution and Aggregate Trade Elasticities


IIEP Working Paper 2016-11
Olga Timoshenko (George Washington University
Learning, Prices, and Firm Dynamics


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Aaronson, Susan Ariel  with Patrick Leblond, “Another Digital Divide: The Rise of Data Realms and its Implications for the WTO,” Journal of International Economic Law, Vol 21(2), 245-272, June 2018

Kaplan, Stephen, “Fighting Past Economic Wars: Crisis and Austerity in Latin America,Latin American Research Review, Vol. 53(1), 19-37, March 2018

Charnovitz, Steve, “John Jackson and the GATT’s Transformation,” World Trade Review, Vol. 15(3), 401-403, July 2016

Moore, Michael O. with Mark Wu, “Antidumping and Strategic Industrial Policy: Tit-for-Tat Trade Remedies and the China–X-Ray Equipment Dispute,” World Trade Review, Vol. 14(2), 239-286, April 2015

Pelzman, JosephPRC Outward Investment in the USA and Europe: A Model of R&D Acquisition,” Review of Development EconomicsVol. 19(1), 1-14, February 2015

Moore, Michael O. with Jeffery L. Dunoff, “Footloose and duty-free? Reflections on European Union – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Footwear from China,”  World Trade Review, Vol . 13(2), 149-178, April 2014

Chen, Maggie Xiaoyang“The Matching of Heterogeneous Firms and Politicians,”Economic Inquiry, 2013, vol. 51(2), pp. 1502-1522.

Chen, Maggie Xiaoyang with Alfaro, Laura “Surviving the Global Financial Crisis: Foreign Ownership and Establishment Performance,” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 4(3), pp. 30-55. 2012.

Chen, Maggie Xiaoyang, with Murat Iyigun, “Patent Protection And Strategic Delays In Technology Development: Implications For Economic Growth,” Southern Economic Journal Vol. 78 No. 1, pp. 211-232. 2011.

Chen, Maggie Xiaoyang “Interdependence in multinational production networks,”Canadian Journal of EconomicsVol. 44 No. 3, pp. 930-956. 2011.

Moore, Michael O.“Implementing Carbon Tariffs: A Fool’s Errand?” The World Economy Vol. 34, pp. 1679-1702. 2011.

Moore, Michael O. with Maurizio Zanardi, “Does Reduced Trade Tax Revenue Affect Government Spending Patterns?” International Tax and Public Finance Vol. 18 No. 5, pp. 555-79. 2011.

Moore, Michael O., with Maurizio Zanardi, “Trade Liberalization and Antidumping: Is There a Substitution Effect?,”Review of Development Economics Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 601-619. 2011.

Moore, Michael O. “Argentina: There and Back Again” in The Great Recession and Import Protection, Chad P. Bown (ed.), World Bank, 2011.

Pelzman, Joseph and Amir Shoham. “What’s New in Our World? Thinking about the Great Recession,” editor Special Edition. Global Economy Journal, May 2011.

Chen, Maggie X., and Sumit Joshi, “Third-Country Effects On The Formation Of Free Trade Agreements,”Journal Of International Economics Vol. 82 No. 2, pp. 238-248. 2010.

Moore, Michael O., with Alan K. Fox, “Why Don’t Foreign Firms Cooperate In US Antidumping Investigations? An Empirical Analysis,” Review Of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv Vol. 145 No. 4, pp. 597-613. 2010.

Pelzman, Joseph, with Amir Shoham, “Measuring The Welfare Effects Of Country Of Origin Rules: A Suggested Methodology,” Global Economy Journal Vol. 10 No. 1. 2010.

Pelzman, Joseph, with Amir Shoham, “Comparison of PRC and Vietnam’s Responses to the Elimination of US Textile and Apparel Quotas: Economic and Cultural Perspectives,” International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 385-408. 2010.

Chen, Maggie X. and Michael O. Moore, “Location Decision of Heterogeneous Multinational Firms,” Journal of International Economics, Vol. 80, No. 2, pp. 188-199 . March 2010

Pelzman, Joseph, with Amir Shoham, “WTO DSU: Enforcement Issues,” in James Hartigan (ed.) Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 6 No. 15. Trade Disputes and the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the WTO: An Interdisciplinary Assessment. London: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. pp. 369-395. 2009.

Chen, Maggie X., “Regional Economic Integration and Geographic Concentration of Multinational Firms,” European Economic Review, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 355-375, April 2009.

Chen, Maggie X., “Standards and Export Decisions: Firm-Level Evidence from Developing Countries” with Tsunehiro Otsuki and John S. Wilson, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 501-523 (2008).

Aaronson, Susan, “On Righting Trade: Human Rights and the 2008 Elections,P D F iconWorld Policy Journal, Winter 2007/08, 19-28.

Chen, Maggie X., “Regionalism in Standards: Good or Bad for Trade?” with Aaditya Mattoo, Canadian Journal of Economics, August 2008, Issue 41(3), pp. 838-863.

Aaronson, Susan, “The World Trade Organization and Human Rights,” World Trade Review, Novermber 2007, Vol. 6, #3, 413-449.

Aaronson, Susan, “A Match Made in the Corporate and Public Interest: Marrying Voluntary CSR Initiatives and the WTO,” Journal of World Trade, June 2007, Vol. 41, No. 3.

Charnovitz, Steve, “The WTO’s Environmental Progress,” Journal of International Economic Law, September 2007.

Moore, Michael O. with Alissa Belotti, “Initiating U.S. Free Trade Partners: How Do Potential Partners Stack Up?” International Trade Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 161-189, April 2007.

Moore, Michael O., “Antidumping Reform in the Doha Round: A Pessimistic Assessment” Pacific Economic Review, vol. 12, no. 357-379. August 2007.

Pelzman, Joseph with Amir Shoham, “WTO Enforcement Issues,” Global Economy Journal, vol. 7, issue 1, pp. 1-25, 2007.

Aaronson, Susan, “Fair Trade? How Oxfam Presented a Systemic Approach to Globalization, Human Rights and Development,” Human Rights Quarterly, November 2006, Vol. 28, No. 4, 998-1030.

Charnovitz, Steve, “Taiwan’s WTO Membership and Its International Implications,” Asian Journal of the WTO and International Health Law & Policy, September 2006.

Moore, Michael O., “U.S. Facts-Available Antidumping Decisions: An Empirical Analysis,” European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 22, issue 3, pp. 639-52, September 2006.

Moore, Michael O., “An Econometric Analysis of U.S. Antidumping Sunset Review Decisions,” Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, vol. 142, issue 1, pp. 122-50 2006.

Pelzman, Joseph with Amir Shoham, “De-linking the Relationship between Trade Liberalization and Reduced Domestic Fiscal Budgets: The Experience of the Israeli Economy: 1984-2005,” Global Economy Journal,, vol. 6, issue 3, pp. 1-46 2006.

Sell, Susan,”Intellectual Property and the Doha Development Agenda” Global Social Policy, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 147-150, August 2006.

Aaronson, Susan, “Minding Our Business: What the US has Done and Can Do to Ensure that its Multinationals Act Responsibility,” Journal of Business Ethics, June 2005, Vol. 59, 175-198.

Charnovitz, Steve, “Belgian Family Allowances and the Challenge of Origin-Based Discrimination,” World Trade Review, March 2005.

Charnovitz, Steve, “An Analysis of Pascal Lamy’s Proposal on Collective Preferences,” Journal of International Economic Law, June 2005.

Moore, Michael O., “VERs and Price Undertakings under the WTO,” Review of International Economics, vol. 13, issue 2, pp. 298-310, May 2005.

Moore, Michael O. “‘Facts Available’ Dumping Allegations: When Will Foreign Firms Cooperate in Antidumping Petitions?” European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 21, issue 1, pp. 185-204, March 2005.

Charnovitz, Steve, “Transparency and Participation in the World Trade Organization,” Rutgers Law Review, Summer 2004.

Moore, Michael O. with Philippe Kohler, “Domestic Welfare Effects of Foreign Strategic Trade Policies,” Journal of Economic Integration, vol. 18, issue 3, pp. 573-86, September 2003.

Sell, Susan “Trade Issues and HIV/AIDS” Emory International Law Journal 17:2, pp. 933- 954, Summer 2003.

Moore, Michael O., “Department of Commerce Administration of Antidumping Sunset Reviews — A First Assessment,”Journal of World Trade, vol. 36, issue 4, pp. 675-98, August 2002.

Sell, Susan, “TRIPS and the Access to Medicines Campaign,” Wisconsin International Law Journal, 20: 2, pp. 481-522, Summer 2002.

Sell, Susan, “Industry Strategies for Intellectual Property and Trade: The Quest for TRIPS and Post-TRIPS Strategies”, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, 10, pp. 79-108, 2002.

Sell, Susan, “Post-TRIPS Developments: The Tension between Commercial and Social Agendas in the Context of Intellectual Property,” Florida Journal of International LawVol. 14, pp.193-216, Spring 2002.

Smith, Stephen C., with Edward Feasel and Yongbeom Kim, “Investment, Exports, and Output in South Korea: A VAR Approach to Growth Empirics,” Review of Development Economics, vol. 5, issue 3, pp. 421-32, October 2001.








Susan Aaronson

Research Professor of International Affairs

Personal Site Expertise: economic growth and human rights, digital trade and internet governance, global trade, free trade agreements, WTO Education: Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Categories of Work: U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance, International Trade Streams of Work: Trade and Internet Governance; Work to Make Trade Policy More Trusted, Transparent, and Accountable

Steve Charnovitz

Associate Professor of Law

Personal Site Expertise: International Trade, International Labor Law, International Law, U.S. Foreign Relations Law, Environmental Sustainability Education: J.D. from Yale University, M.P.P. from Harvard University Categories of Work: Global Economic Governance, International Trade


Maggie Chen

Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Personal Site

Expertise: International trade, foreign direct investment, and regionalism Education: Ph.D. from University of Colorado at Boulder Categories of Work: U.S.-China Economic Relations, International Trade, International Finance


Reid Click

Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, Director of International Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research

Personal Site Expertise: International corporate finance Education: Ph.D. from University of Chicago Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation


Stephen Kaplan

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Personal Site Expertise: Political economy of global markets and development, politics of macroeconomic policymaking, Latin American politics Education: Ph.D from Yale University Categories of Work: U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance, International Finance, International Trade

Mitchell O. Moore

Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Director of International Trade and Investment Policy Program (2010-2012 and 2014-Present), and Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy (2007-2009)

Personal Site Expertise: U.S. trade policy, the economics of antidumping, foreign direct investment Education: Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison Categories of Work: U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance, International Finance


Joseph Pelzman

Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Professorial Lecturer of Law

Personal Site Expertise: International trade, international trade law, trade liberalization, tax reform Education: Ph.D from Boston College Categories of Work: U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance, International Trade


Steve Suranovic 

Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Director International Trade and Investment Policy Program (July 2012 – 2014)

Personal Site Expertise: International trade, international trade policy analysis, fairness in international trade Education: Ph.D. from Cornell University Categories of Work: U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance, International Trade





8th Annual Washington Area International Trade Symposium (WAITS)
Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00AM – 6:15PM

Brazilian Trade Policy: Standards and Strategy
Aluisio De-Lima Campos (ABCI Institute) and Diego Eugencio Pizetta (NIST)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Brazil Initiative

A Fresh Look at Digital Trade in North America
Susan Aaronson, Jessica Nicholson, Carl Schonander
Friday, December 1, 2017
12:00PM – 2:00PM

NAFTA Renegotiation: International Trade and Arbitration Going Forward
Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00PM – 1:30PM

“How Tight are Malthusian Constraints?”
Dietrich Vollrath (University of Houston)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:30PM – 2:00PM

“Ageing Poorly? Accounting for the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012”
Francisco Ferreira
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:00PM

“A Value Based Approach to the Economy: Introducing the Notion of Shared Goods”
Arjo Klamer, Erasmus Univeristy
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:30PM – 2:00PM

“Inequality, Redistribution and the Rise of Outsider Candidates”

Leyla D. Karakas, Syracuse University
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:30PM – 2:00PM


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