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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. 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), (2018) World Trade Review
Crowley, M. Tuna-dolphin II: a legal and economic analysis of the appellate body report, (2014) World Trade Review
Bown, C. P. 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

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. Understanding the challenges to the world trading system, (2018) CWPE1825
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

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

Research Activities

How does the US see Brexit? - Published on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
In this Royal Economic Society (RES) video Dr. Meredith Crowley looks at American attitudes, the potential for new trading partners and negative responses towards globalisation.

Faculty Senior Academic Promotions - Published on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Dr. Tiago Cavalcanti, Dr. Meredith Crowley and Dr. Matthew Elliott have all been successful in the Faculty's Senior Academic Promotions.

Tariff Scares Can Reduce Export Activity - Published on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the NBC News article "Tariffs on sugar, shoes, mean higher costs for consumers". "Even the threat of a tariff - that is never followed through and imposed - can reduce export activity".

Injecting Chaos into Economic Policy Negotiations - Published on: Monday 11th June 2018
Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Today about the recent G7 meeting in Canada and President Trump's policy of injecting chaos into international economic policy negotiations. Starts at 15 minutes into programme.

The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy - Published on: Sunday 10th June 2018
Dr. Meredith Crowley and Chad Bown's paper "The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy" 2016, The Handbook of Commercial Policy was cited in the Washington Post article "There are 'nuggets of truth' to what Trump says about trade".

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

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College: Fellow of St. John's College