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Research Interests

International trade and trade policy


PhD (2001), MS (1999) in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; MPP (1996) in international trade and finance from Harvard; AB (1990) in Asian studies and chemistry from Bowdoin College. Previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as a visiting associate professor at Georgetown University, as an Adviser to the American Law Institute project on the Principles of the Law of World Trade and as an Advisory Board Member to the Pew Charitable Trusts' Subsidyscope project.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Crowley, M. Tuna-dolphin II: a legal and economic analysis of the appellate body report, (2014) World Trade Review
Bown, C. and Crowley, M. Emerging economies, trade policy, and macroeconomic shocks, (2014) Journal of Development Economics
Crowley, M. A. and  Bown, C. P. Import protection, business cycles, and exchange rates: evidence from the great recession, (2013) Journal of International Economics
Crowley, M. A. and  Bown, C. P. Self-enforcing trade agreements: evidence from time-varying trade policy, (2013) American Economic Review
Crowley, M. and Luo, Xi. Understanding the great trade collapse of 2008-09 and the subsequent trade recovery., (2011) Economic perspectives

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Corsetti, G., Crowley, M., Han, L. and Song, H. Markups and Markets: A New Empirical Framework and Evidence on Exporters from China, (2018) CWPE1815
Crowley, M. and Hillman, J. Slamming the door on trade policy discretion? The WTO Appellate Body's ruling on market distortions and production costs in EU-Biodiesel (Argentina), (2017) CWPE1739
Crowley, M., Song, H., Meng, N. Tariff Scares: Trade policy uncertainty and foreign market entry by Chinese firms, (2016) CWPE1676
Bown, C. and Crowley, M. The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy, (2016) CWPE1624
Crowley, M. and Song, H. Policy Shocks and Stock Market Returns: Evidence from Chinese Solar Panels, (2015) CWPE1529

Chapter in Book

Bown, C.P. and Crowley, M.A. The empirical landscape of trade policy, (2016) in the book: Handbook of commercial policy, Volume 1 - Elsevier
Crowley, Meredith Why are safeguards needed in a trade agreement?, (2010) in the book: Law and econmics of contingent protection in international trade - Cambridge University Press

Recent Activities

RES Annual Conference 2018 Brighton - Brexit Event - Publication Date: 2018-03-14
As part of the Royal Economics Society's Annual Conference in Brighton, the RES is holding a debate 'One year till Brexit: Are we nearly there yet?'. Dr Meredith Crowley will speak on the open-to-the-public panel debating Brexit. Titckets are available through EventBrite.

Dr. Crowley Discusses Trump's Trade Policy with the NY Times - Publication Date: 2018-03-12
Dr. Meredith Crowley spoke about the danger that Trump's steel tariff poses to the World Trade Organization system of trade.

Dr. Crowley Interviewed Live for BBC Radio 4 Today - Publication Date: 2018-03-09
Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed live for BBC Radio 4 Today programme about the US's Import Tariffs on Steel. You can listen to the programme on the BBC iplayer for the next 29 days.

Financial Times Brexit Briefing - Publication Date: 2018-02-19
Dr Meredith Crowley's blog on 'Response to leaked government Brexit analysis' was included in the Financial Times Brexit briefing.

BBC News - Dr. Crowley talks UK and the Customs Union - Publication Date: 2018-02-06
Dr Meredith Crowley was interviewed by Kamal Ahmed (Economics Editor) for BBC News at Six, explaining the value to the UK of participating in the Customs Union with the EU. Dr Crowley's interview starts at 06.10. Video no longer available.

Research Grants

The impact of trade policy and exchange rate shocks on trade (ESRC)

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Credit Constraints and Optimal Price Setting in International Markets with Corsetti, G. (JHOR)


PIIA Paper 4 - Lent - Trade
PIIB Paper 9 - Lent - Trade and Industry

PhD Students


Oliver Exton
PhD Title: Firms and Workers in International Trade
Research: International trade, International economics, Trade policy, Labour economics
Minkyu Son
PhD Title:


John Spray
PhD Title: Export Transitions and the Supply Chain: Evidence from Uganda
Athene Laws
PhD Title: Testing search models of minimum wages

Dr Meredith Crowley

University Lecturer

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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College: Fellow of St. John's College