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Ann E. Harrison - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Ann E. Harrison Ann E. Harrison

Bank of America Dean | Professor | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

Renowned economist and dean of the Haas School of Business

Areas of Expertise (6)

Multinational Firms

Foreign Direct Investment

International Trade and Global Strategy

Emerging Markets

India

China

About

Ann E. Harrison became the 15th dean of the Haas School of Business on Jan. 1, 2019. A renowned economist, she has dedicated her career to creating inclusive and sustainable policies in development economics, international trade, and global labor markets.

Harrison came to Haas from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was a professor of multinational management and business economics and public policy. Before joining Wharton in 2012, she was the director of development policy at the World Bank, where she co-managed a team of 300 researchers and staff.

Harrison has deep Berkeley roots. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley with a double major in economics and history. She also served as a professor of Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from 2001 to 2011.

Harrison is one of the most highly-cited scholars globally on foreign investment and multinational firms. She is the author of dozens of journal articles and the editor of three books, including Globalization and Poverty and The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry. In 2017, Harrison and her co-authors were awarded the prestigious Sun Yefang Prize by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The prize, given every two years, is considered one of China’s most prestigious honors in economics.

As director of development policy at the World Bank, Harrison reformed its process for allocating research funds and oversaw the institution’s flagship publications. She convinced the World Bank’s president to release all historical records on project loans, a milestone in increasing transparency.

Harrison has been interviewed about global trade policies and manufacturing by top publications including Bloomberg, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.

In addition to Berkeley and Wharton, Harrison has held positions at Columbia Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the University of Paris. She has lectured at most major U.S. universities and in India, China, Latin America, Europe, the Philippines, and North Africa.

Harrison earned her PhD in economics from Princeton University. She also holds a DEUG (diplôme d’études universitaires générales) from the University of Paris. Born in France, she is a dual citizen of the U.S. and France.

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Education (3)

Princeton University: PhD, Economics

University of California, Berkeley: BA, Economics and History

Regent’s Scholar Phi Beta Kappa Graduation with Highest Distinction in General Scholarship

University of Paris: Diplôme D'études Universitaires Générales (DEUG)

Honors & Awards (14)

Paul Streeten Lecture, Boston University

2021

Sun Yefang Prize (Best Economic Research on China)

2017

William H Wurster Chair, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

2016-2018

China Research and Engagement Fund, University of Pennsylvania

2016-2018

National Science Foundation Grants

2009-2013, 2004-2007

World Bank Research Grants

2010-2012

UC Berkeley Committee on Research Grants

2008, 2004-2006, 2001

Giannini Foundation Grants

2001-2004

Eugene Lang Junior Faculty Research Fellowship

1999

Chazen Institute Research Grants

1998, 1995-1996

World Bank Research Grants

1993-1995

Princeton University Teaching Award

1987

Sloan Foundation Fellowship

1987

Princeton University Fellowship

1983-1988

Selected External Service & Affiliations (21)

  • Academic Advisory Council, Peking University, 2018 - present
  • Board Member, United Nations WIDER, Helsinki, 2019 - present
  • President, International Atlantic Economic Society, 2017 - 2018
  • Vice President, International Atlantic Economic Society, 2016 - 2017
  • Member, Committee on Development Policy, United Nations, 2013 - 2018
  • Expert Group Member, The E15 Initiative, 2014 - present
  • Graduate School Leadership Council, Princeton University, 2011- 2017
  • Green Growth Knowledge Platform Advisory Committee, World Bank, 2011-
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Literature (Current)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Asian Economics (Current)
  • Editorial Board, World Bank Research Observer (2009 - 2018)
  • Affiliate, International Growth Centre, London (Current)
  • Board Member, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (2010 - 2013)
  • Member, Knowledge Advisory Commission, World Bank (Previous)
  • Editorial Board, World Bank Economic Review (2010 - 2011)
  • Board Member, Global Development Network, New Delhi (Previous)
  • Board Member, Economic Research Forum (Previous)
  • Steering Committee, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California (Previous)
  • Committee Z on the Economic Status of the Profession, American Association of University Professors (Previous)
  • National Science Foundation Economics Panel (Previous)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics (Previous)

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2019

2019 – present, Dean and Bank of America Chair, Haas School of Business 2019 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business 2017 – present, Research Fellow, The Center for Economic and Policy Research 2012 – 2016, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School of Business 2010 – 2011, Director of Development Policy, The World Bank 2009 – 2010, Trade Team Manager, World Bank 2007 – 2008, Visiting Professor, CREST (Paris, France) 2001 – present, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research 2001, 2007 – 2008, Visiting Professor, University of Paris 2001 – 2011, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley 1998 – 2001, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School 1994 – 2001, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research 1994 – 1998, Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School 1991 – 1992, Visiting Faculty, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 1989 – 1994, Economist, Young Professionals Program, The World Bank 1982 – 1984, Health Economist, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Media Appearances (11)

Industrial policy: If China does it, why can’t we?

Marketplace  online

2021-03-01

Ann E. Harrison, dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, believes industrial policy done correctly can be useful, but takes a broader view of how the U.S. can promote its competitiveness. “We need more people to go get better educations, and we need to improve our infrastructure,” she said.

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Do You Need to Get an M.B.A.?

The Wall Street Journal  online

2021-01-03

Dean Ann Harrison said that the typical MBA applicant has between three to five years on the job before attending b-school. That gives them an opportunity to explore where they want to go in their life.

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B-Schools (Try To) Predict What 2021 Will Look Like

Poets & Quants  online

2020-12-23

Dean Ann Harrison says climate change is one of the biggest coming challenges and predicts that business schools will expand their efforts in sustainability. "As a business school, we have a responsibility to facilitate new research in critical areas such as energy and economics—and to develop future business leaders equipped to address daunting challenges," she said.

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What Business Schools Will Look Like After The Pandemic

Poets & Quants  online

2020-04-22

Berkeley Haas Dean Ann Harrison was among a group of deans who shared insights about the future of business schools. Going forward, Harrison said that the most effective form of remote instruction will be a hybrid model that combines high-quality remote learning with face-to-face opportunities for students to interact.

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Business schools grapple with a high turnover of deans

Financial Times  online

2020-03-02

Dean Ann Harrison, a former Wharton professor and director of development policy at the World Bank, joined Berkeley Haas in 2019. "The biggest challenge of this role is the stamina it requires," she said. "It is very long days and you need to be empathetic with a wide variety of people. You need patience. You need a vision, too, and you really have to be all in."

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FT Global MBA ranking 2020: analysis

Financial Times  online

2020-01-26

The University of California at Berkeley is a publicly funded school, so its tuition fees are much lower than its US peers. It continues to raise its MBA fees, this year increasing them from $61,506 to $64,652 for people coming to study from outside the state, because that is what the market drives top schools to do, according to Ann Harrison, the faculty dean.

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Business schools work towards a better world

Financial Times  online

2019-10-20

Ann Harrison, dean at Haas School of Business at Berkeley, agrees. “I think there has been a really profound shift in teaching at business schools, from learning how to be rich to going out to make the world a better place,” she says. “Students who [previously] might have studied public policy want to come to us to make a difference through business.”

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Choreographing Haas' Future: New Dean Ann Harrison outlines her plans to advance Haas

BerkeleyHaas Magazine  online

2019-04-08

On January 1, Harrison became the 15th dean of Berkeley Haas. She recently spoke to BerkeleyHaas magazine about her early years on campus, her groundbreaking research, and her plans for strengthening Haas as a leader in 21st century business education.

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The 'Flight To Quality' In The MBA Market

Forbes  online

2019-02-17

Although there are concerns about rising costs and anti-immigration sentiment scaring off international candidates, deans of elite schools have no reason to worry about a fall in demand for their MBA programs.

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New Dean: Berkeley Haas ‘Doesn’t Look Like The Rest Of California’

Poets & Quants  online

2019-02-09

Former Dean Laura Tyson, faculty director for the Institute for Business & Social Impact, and current Dean Ann Harrison sat down together for a wide-ranging conversation, addressing diversity, leadership, and the school's culture.

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Running a b-school in the age of Trump

Bloomberg Business  online

2018-12-11

Incoming Dean Ann Harrison says top schools like Berkeley Haas are not complacent. "Schools are constantly adjusting their curriculum and the experiences they offer and shifting towards important areas like entrepreneurship and data analytics and artificial intelligence," she said.

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Selected Papers & Publications (60)

Do Multinational Corporations Exploit Foreign Workers?

Global Goliaths Multinational Corporations in the 21st Century Economy

Emma Aisbett, Ann E. Harrison, David I. Levine, Jason Scorse and Jed Silver

Chapter 7 Brookings Institution Press April 2021

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Industrial Policy in China: Some Intended or Unintended Consequences?

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Jing Cai and Ann Harrison

Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 74(1), pages 163-198, January 2021

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Can a Tiger Change Its Stripes? Reform of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in the Penumbra of the State,

NBER Working Papers

Ann Harrison, Marshall Meyer, Peichun Wang, Linda Zhao, and Minyuan Zhao

2019

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International Trade or Technology: Who is Left Behind and What to do about it

Journal of Globalization and Development

Ann Harrison

De Gruyter, vol. 9(2), pages 1-15, December 2018

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Escaping Import Competition and Downstream Tariffs

NBER Working Papers

Ana Cecília Fieler and Ann Harrison

2018

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Green Industrial Policy in Emerging Markets

Annual Review of Resource Economics

Ann Harrison, Leslie A. Martin, and Shanthi Nataraj

Annual Reviews, vol. 9(1), pages 253-274, October 2017

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In with the Big, Out with the Small: Removing Small-Scale Reservations in India

American Economic Review

Leslie A. Martin, Shanthi Nataraj, and Ann E. Harrison

American Economic Association, vol. 107(2), pages 354-386, February 2017

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Review of "Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind," by Jeffrey Williamson

Journal of Economic History

Ann Harrison

2015

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Industrial Policy and Competition

American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

Philippe Aghion, Jing Cai, Mathias Dewatripont, Luosha Du, Ann Harrison, and Patrick Legros

October 2015

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FDI Spillovers and Industrial Policy: The Role of Tariffs and Tax Holidays

World Development

Luosha Du, Ann Harrison, and Gary Jefferson

2014

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Explaining Africa’s (Dis) advantage

World Development

Ann Harrison, Justin Yifu Lin, and L. Colin Xu

2014

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Estimating the Impact of Trade and Offshoring on American Workers Using the Current Population Surveys

The Review of Economics and Statistics

Avraham Ebenstein, Ann Harrison, Margaret McMillan and Shannon Phillips

2014

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Learning versus Stealing: How Important are Market-Share Reallocations to India’s Productivity Growth?

World Bank Economic Review

Ann Harrison, Leslie Martin, and Shanthi Nataraj

2013

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When do Firms Go Green? Comparing Price Incentives with Command and Control Regulations in India

NBER Working Papers

Ann Harrison, Benjamin Hyman, Leslie Martin, and Shanthi Nataraj

2015

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Why are American Workers getting Poorer? China, Trade and Offshoring

NBER Working Papers

Avraham Ebenstein, Ann Harrison, and Margaret McMillan,

2015

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Why Fracking Won't Bring Back the Factories (Yet)

MPRA Paper

Chad Bown, Michele Denevers, and Ann Harrison

2013

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An Anatomy of Trade in the 2008-09 Crisis

MPRA Paper

Mona Haddad, Ann Harrison, and Catherine Hausman

2012

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Review of "Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation"

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison

2012

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Do Institutions Matter for FDI Spillovers? The Implications of China’s “Special Characteristics”

Working Papers

Luosha Du, Ann Harrison, and Gary Jefferson,

2011

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Recent Perspectives on Trade and Inequality

Annual Review of Economics

Ann Harrison, John McLaren, and Margaret McMillan,

2011

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The value-added tax reform puzzle

Policy Research Working Paper Series

Jing Cai and Ann Harrison

2011

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Learning from developing country experience : growth and economic thought before and after the 2008-09 crisis

Policy Research Working Paper Series

Ann Harrison and Claudia Sepulveda

2011

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Decomposing the Great Trade Collapse: Products, Prices, and Quantities in the 2008-2009 Crisis

NBER Working Papers

Mona Haddad, Ann Harrison, and Catherine Hausman

2010

Recent Findings on Trade and Inequality

NBER Working Papers

Ann Harrison, John McLaren, and Margaret S. McMillan

2010

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Research for development a World Bank perspective on future directions for research

MPRA Paper

Alan Gelb, Ann Harrison, and Martin Ravallion

2010

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Offshoring Jobs? Multinationals and U.S. Manufacturing Employment

The Review of Economics and Statistics

Ann Harrison and Margaret McMillan

2011

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Trade, Foreign Investment, and Industrial Policy

MPRA Paper

Ann E. Harrison and Andres Rodriguez-Clare

2009

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Trade, Foreign Investment, and Industrial Policy for Developing Countries

Handbook of Development Economics

Anne Harrison and Andrés Rodríguez-Clare

2010

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Do foreign-owned firms pay more?

MPRA Paper

Ann E. Harrison and Jason Scorse

2008

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US multinational activity abroad and US jobs: substitutes or complements?

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison, Margaret S. McMillan, and Clair Null

2006

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Globalization and Poverty

NBER Books

Ann Harrison

2007

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Globalization and poverty: what is the evidence?

MPRA Paper

Emma Aisbett, Ann Harrison, and Alix Zwane

2006

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Outsourcing Jobs? Multinationals and US Employment

NBER Working Papers

Ann E. Harrison and Margaret S. McMillan

2006

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Dispelling Some Myths About Offshoring

MPRA Paper

Ann E. Harrison and Margaret S. McMillan

2006

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Do foreign-owned firms pay more? : evidence from the Indonesian manufacturing sector 1990-99

ILO Working Papers

Ann Harrison and Jason Scorse

2005

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Has Globalization Eroded Labor’s Share? Some Cross-Country Evidence

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison

2005

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Improving the conditions of workers? Minimum wage legilsation and anit-sweatshop activism

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison and Jason Scorse

2005

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Moving Up or Moving Out? Anti-Sweatshop Activists and Labor Market Outcomes

NBER Working Papers

Ann Harrison and Jason Scorse

2004

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Liberalization of trade: why so much controversy?

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison and Helena Tang

2004

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Globalization's impact on compliance with labor standards

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison and Jason Scorse

2003

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Moving to greener pastures? Multinationals and the pollution haven hypothesis

Journal of Development Economics

Gunnar S. Eskeland and Ann E. Harrison

2003

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Global capital flows and financing constraints

Journal of Development Economics

Ann E. Harrison, Inessa Love, and Margaret S. McMillan

2004

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Does Direct Foreign Investment Affect Domestic Firms' Credit Constraints?

NBER Working Papers

Ann E. Harrison and Margaret S. McMillan

2001

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Ownership Versus Environment: Disentangling the Sources of Public-Sector Inefficiency

he Review of Economics and Statistics

Ann P. Bartel and Ann E. Harrison

2005

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Ownership versus Environment: Why are Public Sector Firms Inefficient?

NBER Working Papers

Ann P. Bartel and Ann E. Harrison

1999

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Who gains from trade reform? Some remaining puzzles

Journal of Development Economics

Ann Harrison and Gordon Hanson

1999

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Labor markets, foregin investment and trade policy reform

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison and Ana Revenga

1997

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Determinants and effects of direct foreign investment in Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, and Venezuela

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison

1995

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Openness and growth: A time-series, cross-country analysis for developing countries

Journal of Development Economics

Ann Harrison

1996

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Trade, Technology and Wage Inequality

Papers

G.H. Hanson and A. Harrison

1995

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Wages and foreign ownership A comparative study of Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States

Journal of International Economics

Brian Aitken, Ann Harrison, and Robert E. Lipsey,

1996

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The Effects of Trade Policy Reform: What Do We Really Know?

NBER Working Papers

Ann Harrison and Ana Revenga

1995

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Spillovers, foreign investment, and export behavior

Journal of International Economics

Brian Aitken, Gordon H. Hanson, and Ann E. Harrison

1997

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The MFA Paradox: More Protection and More Trade?

NBER Chapters

J. Michael Finger and Ann Harrison

1996

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Do domestic firms benefit from foreign direct investment? Evidence from panel data

Policy Research Working Paper Series

Brian Aitken, Ann Harrison, and DEC

1994

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Multinationals in economic development: the benefits of FDI

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison

1994

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Are there dynamic externalities from direct foreign investment? Evidence for Morocco

MPRA Paper

Ann Harrison and Mona Haddad

1993

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The new trade protection : price effects of antidumping and countervailing measures in the United States

Policy Research Working Paper Series

Ann Harrison

1991

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Productivity, imperfect competition, and trade liberalization in Cote d'Ivoire

Policy Research Working Paper Series

Ann E. Harrison

1990

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The Changing Landscape of International Trade: Protectionism, Bashing China and the American Worker

In Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, ed., Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy: Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium

Ann E. Harrison

pp. 137-152 2017