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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., Exton, O. and Han, L. The Looming Threat of Tariff Hikes: Entry into Exporting under Trade Agreement Renegotiation, AEA Papers and Proceedings vol 110 (2020) pp. 547-51
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., 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. 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)
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

Crowley, M. A., Han, L. and Son, M. Dominant Currency Dynamics: Evidence on Dollar-invoicing from UK Exporters, (2020) CWPE20113
Crowley, M. A., Exton, O. and Han, L. The Looming Threat of Tariff Hikes: Entry into Exporting Under Trade Agreement Renegotiation, (2020) CWPE2016
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 the Dynamics of Pricing-to-market - Evidence from UK Export Prices around the Brexit Referendum, (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

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

Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality
Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking at two panels as part of The UK in a Changing Europe's Spotlight series. The online events will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 and Friday 12th March 2021, from 12.00 – 1.15pm. Both are free to register and watch.
Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Cambridge Economics Alumni Webinar Series: The Economics of a Post-Brexit UK
In this webinar, Dr Meredith Crowley (University Reader in International Economics) explores what can we learn about major changes in global trade from studying Brexit. She was joined by Professor Catherine Barnard (Professor of European Union and Labour Law) who talked about the new UK-EU trade deal, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Published on - Wednesday 3rd February 2021

The Effect of Trade Deals on UK Farming and Food Prices
Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed for BBC1's Countryfile, where she talked about how future trade deals could affect the UK, especially UK farming and food prices.
Published on - Monday 1st February 2021

Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid
Dr Meredith Crowley has contributed to a report for the Government Office for Science on Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid. Dr Crowley was part of a working group which produced the report, identifying existing evidence, and gaps in the evidence base.
Published on - Tuesday 26th January 2021

Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose
Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed about Brexit and it's effect on the UK economy, by the daily French newspaper La Croix. Dr Crowley answered questions on the proposed post-Brexit trade deals that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is negotiating with countries such as Japan, China and the US.
Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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

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


PIIA Paper 4 - Lent - Trade

PhD Students


Minkyu Son
PhD Title: On the Interaction between Credit Constraint and Export
Thomas Prayer
PhD Title: Firm-Level Impacts of Mutual Recognition Agreements
Sarur Chaudhary
PhD Title:
Research: International Trade, Digital Economy and Development Economics


John Spray
PhD Title: Export Transitions and the Supply Chain: Evidence from Uganda
Research: International Trade & Development, Production Networks
Seung Hyun Maeng
PhD Title: Saving Glut and Global Imbalances
Deniz Atalar
PhD Title:
Research: Inter-Sectoral Trade Linkages in Aggregate Fluctuation

Dr Meredith Crowley

University Reader
Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
Research Fellow, CEPR (London)

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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College: Fellow of St. John's College

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