Frances and John Downing Family Professor
Department of Economics

Vanderbilt University

Dr. Kamal Saggi is Chair of the Department of Economics and Director of the Graduate Program in Economic Development at Vanderbilt University. He has written extensively in the areas of international trade and economic development. Two major themes underlying his research are: (i) the inter-relationships between the protection of intellectual property rights, foreign direct investment, and technology transfer in the global economy and the (ii) economic underpinnings of the multilateral trading system.

His work has appeared in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of International Economics. Dr. Saggi is an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics and has served on the Editorial Council of the Journal of International Business Studies. He has been a consultant/adviser to a variety of policy institutions and UN organizations working in the areas of international trade and economic development.

Further details regarding Dr. Saggi’s professional experience can be found in his CURRICULUM VITAE and the accompanying BIO. A fairly complete list of his research papers and publications is available on his Google Scholar page or his repec page. His current working papers can be downloaded here. If you would like to receive a copy of any of his articles or papers, please contact him.