Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TeIAS)

/ The Design and Consequences of Trade and Industrial Policy

Short Course

The Design and Consequences of Trade and Industrial Policy

September 08, 2018


Khatam University, Building No2.
Address: Mollasadra Blvd., North Shirazi St., East Daneshvar St., No.17. See location on Google map


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.