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Douglas Nelson


Ph.D. University of North Carolina

Research interests: political economy of trade

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Short bio

Professor Nelson obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. In addition to positions with the U.S. Treasury and The World Bank, he has held regular faculty positions at Rutgers University, University of Texas-Dallas, and Syracuse University, and has held visiting positions at Washington University in St. Louis, the Australian National University, the University of Nottingham, and Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz.

He is currently an external fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy at the University of Nottingham. His primary research interests lie in the areas of political economy of trade policy, the empirical link between globalisation and wages, and trade and trade policy under increasing returns to scale.

Selected publications

Chris Jones, Oliver Morrisey, and Doug Nelson. Forthcoming. Did the World Bank Drive Tariff Reforms in Eastern Africa?. World Development.

Peter Egger and Douglas Nelson. Forthcoming. How Bad is Antidumping: Evidence from Panel Data. Review of Economics and Statistics.

Carl Davidson, Steve Matusz, and Douglas Nelson. 2007. Can Compensation Save Free Trade. Journal of International Economics 71(1): 167-86.

Udo Kreickemeier and Douglas Nelson. 2006. Unemployment and Technological Change in a Global Economy. Journal of International Economics 70(2): 451-69.

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