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I am Professor of Economics and Director of the Graduate Program in Economic Development at Vanderbilt University. My primary fields of interest are international trade, economic development, and growth. Most of my research is motivated by questions lying at the interface of trade and development. Two major themes underlying my current research are: (1) the inter-relationships between intellectual property protection, foreign direct investment, and international technology transfer and (2) economics of the multilateral trading system.
My working papers can be downloaded from here. A fairly complete list of my research papers is available on my Google Scholar page. My curriculum vitae can be downloaded from here. If you would like to receive an electronic copy of any of my papers, please contact me.
Some of my recent publications are listed below:
“The Regional Exhaustion of Intellectual Property,” International Journal of Economic Theory 10 (Feb): 125–137, 2014.
”Size Inequality, Coordination Externalities and International Trade Agreements,” (with Nuno Limão) European Economic Review 63: 10–27, 2013.
“Market Power in the Global Economy: the Exhaustion and Protection of Intellectual Property,” Economic Journal 123 (March): 131–161, 2013.
“On the Relationship between Preferential and Multilateral Trade Liberalization: the Case of Customs Unions,” (with Alan Woodland and Halis Yildiz) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 5(1): 63–99, 2013.
“Equilibrium Parallel Import Policies and International Market Structure,” (with Santanu Roy) Journal of International Economics 87: 262–276, 2012.
“Intellectual Property Rights, Foreign Direct Investment, and Industrial Development,” (with Lee Branstetter) Economic Journal 121: 1161–1191, 2011.
“Foreign Direct Investment in a Two-Tier Oligopoly: Coordination, Vertical Integration, and Welfare,” (with Ping Lin) International Economic Review 52(4): 1271–1290, 2011.
“Does Intellectual Property Rights Reform Spur Industrial Development?” (with Lee Branstetter, Raymond Fisman, and Fritz Foley) Journal of International Economics 83: 27–36, 2011.