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Emily J. Blanchard

Associate Professor of Business Administration





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PhD, MSc. University of Wisconsin-Madison; AB, Wellesley College

Areas of Expertise

International economics and policy


Firms and Trade Policy


Professor Blanchard's research lies at the intersection of international economics and public policy. Her work explores the impact of global value chains on 21st century trade policy and the interaction of globalization and education. At Tuck, she teaches the core course Global Economics for Managers and a research to practice seminar on firms and international economic policy.

Current Research Topics

  • Trade policy consequences of FDI and global supply chains
  • Globalization, education, and democratic support for trade
  • The role of trade intermediaries in shaping trade patterns and market access

Professional Activities

Current positions

  • Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business
  • Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research

Past positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
  • Analyst/Senior Analyst, The Economics Resource Group, Inc., 1997–99

Professional affiliations

  • Editorial Board Member: Economics and Politics, Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), World Trade Review
  • Unpaid Special Sworn Employee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis


  • Core Curriculum Teaching Excellence Award, Tuck School of Business (2016)
  • All-University Teaching Award, University of Virginia (2007)
  • UVa Department of Economics Undergraduate Teaching Award (2006)
  • UW-Madison College of Letters and Science Teaching Fellow (2002)
  • Anna Morris Ely Outstanding Teaching Scholarship (2000, 2002)
  • Peggy Howard Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Economics (1999)
  • Joseph P. Lambie Prize in Economic History (1995)

Working Papers

  • With G. Willmann, “Unequal Gains, Prolonged Pain: a Model of Protectionist Overshooting and Escalation”
  • With C. Bown and R. Johnson, “Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy”

Selected Publications

  • With A. Bernard, I. Van Beveren, and H. Vandenbussche, “Carry-Along Trade,” Review of Economics Studies, forthcoming
  • With T. Chesnokova and G. Willmann, “Private Label Exports: Trading Variety for Volume,” Review of World Economics, 153(3), 2017
  • With W. Olney, “Globalization and Human Capital Investment: Export Composition Drives Educational Attainment,” Journal of International Economics, 106, 2017
  • With G. Willmann, “Trade, Education, and the Shrinking Middle Class,” Journal of International Economics, 99(1), 2016
  • With X. Matschke, “U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(4), 2015
  • “A Shifting Mandate: International Ownership, Global Fragmentation, and a Case for Deeper Integration under the WTO,” World Trade Review, 14(1), 2015
  • With G. Willmann, “Escaping a Protectionist Rut: Policy Mechanisms for Trade Reform in a Democracy,” Journal of International Economics, 85(1), 2011
  • “Reevaluating the Role of Trade Agreements: Does Investment Globalization Make the WTO Obsolete?” Journal of International Economics, 82(1), 2010
  • “Foreign Direct Investment, Endogenous Tariffs, and Preferential Trade Agreements,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy [ADVANCES], 7(1), 2007