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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

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

Faculty Brexit Research featured on Trade Talks Podcast - Publication Date: 2018-01-12
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown spoke with Dr Meredith Crowley about her Brexit research on the Peterson Institute's Trade Talks Podcast.

Dr. Crowley to speak at Danish Institute for International Studies - Publication Date: 2018-01-03
Dr. Meredith Crowley is speaking on "Globalisation at a Crossroads" at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen on 10 January 2018. Watch all the talks from the event on the DIIS website.

The Commons Library Blog Features Faculty's Brexit Research - Publication Date: 2017-12-18
The Commons Library have published a blog about the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology event that Dr. Meredith Crowley and the Faculty's Brexit research team spoke at in October.

Brexit and Trade Conference - Publication Date: 2017-10-17
Dr. Meredith Crowley is speaking at a Trade and Brexit event at the British Academy on 2nd November. To register for the conference Click Here.

Dr. Crowley talks to BBC World Service - Publication Date: 2017-07-07
Dr. Meredith Crowley spoke to the BBC World Service's Newshour Extra programme about globalization and her ESRC Brexit grant research. A podcast of the programme is available on the BBC website.

Research Grants

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


PI Paper 3 - Lent - Introduction to Statistical Inference
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

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College: Fellow of St. John's College