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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. 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

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. Markups and Markets: A New Empirical Framework and Evidence on Exporters from China, (2018) CWPE1815
Crowley, M. A. 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

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

US-China Trade War
Dr. Meredith Crowley gave two interviews about the ongoing US-China trade war. The first was the lead story for the BBC World Service - World Update "Trump imposes tariffs on China" and the second for BBC World News - TV Impact, "Will the US and China reach a deal?". She was also quoted in the article "Who loses out in the US-China trade war?", featured on the BBC website.
Published on - Tuesday 14th May 2019

US-China Trade Dispute, Tariff Threats and Negotiations
Dr. Meredith Crowley gave four interviews about the US-China trade dispute and negotiations. BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme (starts 1h 51m), BBC World Service - World Update (starts 27m 30s) BBC World Service - Newshour (starts 31m 22s) and BBC World News - Impact.
Published on - Tuesday 7th May 2019

Symposium on World Trade - Brexit Panel
Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking on a panel at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute's (MSRI) Symposium on World Trade at the British Academy on 23rd May 2019. Dr. Crowley will be taking part in the "Brexit and the United Kingdom’s Future Trade Relationships in the Global Economy" panel discussion. The panel will also feature John Van Reenen (MIT), Jagjit Chadha (NIESR) and Thomas Sampson (LSE).
Published on - Wednesday 1st May 2019

Sticking Points in Brexit Talks
Dr. Meredith Crowley took part in a teleconference, "What's Next for Brexit?" hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy, the leading think tank on international policy on the West Coast of the US. The Pacific Council have published an article about the discussion and you can listen to the audio of the teleconference on the article page.
Published on - Thursday 25th April 2019

Brexit Uncertainty
Oliver Exton (PhD student) will present his research on "Brexit uncertainty", at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference on Wednesday 17th April 2019. His talk will be based on the paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" (joint with Dr. Meredith Crowley and Lu Han). The Sunday Times also published an article that summarised this research, "The trade deficit soars in a terrible time for exporters (you will need a Times account to read the article)."
Published on - Monday 15th April 2019

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 - Industrial Organisation: Topics

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: On the Interaction between Credit Constraint and Export
Thomas Prayer
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 Reader

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

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