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Research Interests


International trade and trade policy

Biography


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. A., Meng, N. and Song, H. Policy shocks and stock market returns: evidence from Chinese solar panels, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies vol 51 (2019) pp. 148-169
Crowley, M. A. and Hillman, J.A. Slamming the door on trade policy discretion? The WTO appellate body's ruling on market distortions and production costs in EU-Biodiesel (Argentina), World Trade Review vol 17(2) (2018)
Crowley, M. A., Meng, N., and Song, H. Tariff scares: Trade policy uncertainty and foreign market entry by Chinese firms, Journal of International Economics vol 114 (2018) pp. 96-115
Crowley, M. A. Tuna-dolphin II: a legal and economic analysis of the appellate body report, World Trade Review vol 13(2) (2014) pp. 321-355
Bown, C. P. and Crowley, M. A. Emerging economies, trade policy, and macroeconomic shocks, Journal of Development Economics vol 111 (2014) pp. 261-273

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Alcover, M. and Crowley, M. A. China -- Broiler Products: Can the sum of the parts be less than the whole?, (2019) CWPE1985
Corsetti, G., Crowley, M. A. and Han, L. Invoicing and Pricing-to-Market - A Study of Price and Markup Elasticities of UK Exporters, (2018) CWPE1860
Crowley, M. A., Exton, O. and Han, L. Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports, (2018) CWPE1839
Crowley, M. A. Understanding the challenges to the world trading system, (2018) CWPE1825
Corsetti, G., Crowley, M., Han, L. and Song, H. Markets and Markups: A New Empirical Framework and Evidence on Exporters from China, (2018) CWPE1815

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, M. A. Why are safeguards needed in a trade agreement?, (2010) in the book: Law and econmics of contingent protection in international trade - Cambridge University Press

Research Activities


National Food Strategy Advisory Panel
Dr. Meredith Crowley has been appointed to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs's (DEFRA) Advisory Panel for a National Food Strategy. This advisory panel of experts from across agriculture, retail, food manufacture, NGOs and academia has today been named to support the development of the National Food Strategy.
Published on - Thursday 7th November 2019

The Zombie Economy
Dr. Meredith Crowley's research "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports", joint with Oliver Exton and Lu Han, was cited in the article "The Zombie Economy" in The Economist.
Published on - Tuesday 5th November 2019

US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward
Dr. Meredith Crowley is a member of the US-China Trade Policy Working Group. Bloomberg reported that this trans-national working group have just released a proposal "US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward", which proposes a new way to negotiate an end to the US-China Trade War. The statement was co-signed by a number of prominent economists and legal scholars, including 5 Nobel Laureates in Economics.
Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

Passing a Brexit Deal Could Still End in No Deal
Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The New York Times article "Getting Brexit Deal Over Finish Line Would Only Begin a Torturous New Race", which predicts that should Parliament pass the current Brexit deal, then this would only be the start of tough trade deal negotiations with the EU, that would more than likely end in a no deal outcome.
Published on - Sunday 27th October 2019

Uncertainty's Effect on Business Investment
Dr. Meredith Crowley's research "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports", joint with Oliver Exton and Lu Han, was cited in the article "How Uncertainty Hits Business Investment" in The Financial Times.
Published on - Saturday 26th October 2019

Research Grants


UK in a Changing Europe Fellowship (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
The impact of trade policy and exchange rate shocks on trade (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
Data Impact Fellow (JISC) (Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC))

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)


The Cambridge-INET Institute
Coordinator for Transmission Mechanisms and Economic Policy Research Theme

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects


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

Teaching


PIIA Paper 4 - Lent - Trade

PhD Students


Supervisor

Oliver Exton
PhD Title: Firms and Workers in International Trade
Research: International trade, International economics, Trade policy, Labour economics
Minkyu Son
PhD Title: On the Interaction between Credit Constraint and Export
Research:
Thomas Prayer
PhD Title: Firm-Level Impacts of Mutual Recognition Agreements
Research:

Advisor

John Spray
PhD Title: Export Transitions and the Supply Chain: Evidence from Uganda
Research: International Trade & Development, Production Networks

Dr Meredith Crowley













University Reader

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Personal Site:
http://meredithcrowley.weebly.com/

Contact Details
Email: mc865@cam.ac.uk
Room: 33
College: Fellow of St. John's College

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