Dr. Ahmad Lashkaripour
Assistant professor of Economics at Indiana University
In many countries, trade and industrial policy have re-emerged at the center-stage of many ongoing political debates. These developments have, in turn, triggered a growing interest in trade and industrial policy on the academic front. In my talk, I first review the classical theories of optimal trade and industrial policy. Then, I provide a summary of recent conceptual and quantitative developments, which have shed new light on the gains from such policies. Finally, I highlight several related avenues that are ripe for future research.
Ahmad Lashkaripour is Assistant Professor of Economics at Indiana University. His research interests are at the intersection of International trade and Economic development His work emphasizes the role of composition (product-mix) in trade. Specifically, He studies the link between the characteristics of a nation and the structure of its foreign trade.