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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

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, Journal of International Economics vol 135 (2022)
Crowley, M. A. and Ortino, F. Establishing a New Role for Antidumping Policy: Protection of an Unestablished Industry (Morocco–Hot-Rolled Steel (Turkey)), World Trade Review vol 20 (2021) pp. 533-545
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

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Crowley, M. A., Han, L., Prayer, T. The Pro-competitive Effects of Trade Agreements, (2022) CWPE2240
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

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

Boris Johnson leaves a mixed legacy with his Brexit gambit
The e-book, “The Economics of Brexit: What Have We Learned?”, which Prof. Meredith Crowley provided a chapter for, has been quoted in a New York Times article about Boris Johnson's prime ministerial legacy.
Published on - Wednesday 13th July 2022

Is a UK-US trade agreement getting closer?
Professor Meredith Crowley discusses US tariffs on UK steel replaced by quotas on the BBC TV News World Business Outlook.
Published on - Monday 6th June 2022

Cambridge’s Economics and Econometrics recognised in REF 2021
The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global impact of the University of Cambridge’s research in the field of economics, with an acknowledgement of the world leading quality of our overall research submission marked by both an increase in GPA, and an increase in the percentage of the submission scored as ‘world leading’.
Published on - Thursday 12th May 2022

The Trade Environment and Trade Policy Options for the post-Brexit United Kingdom
The Faculty of Economics and Janeway Institute for Economics held a conference on "The Trade Environment and Trade Policy Options for the post-Brexit United Kingdom" on Wednesday 8th December 2021, 12:00am–17:30pm at Jesus College, University of Cambridge. The event focussed on frontier research developments in international trade and spatial economics. The emphasis was on new models and methodologies for studying complex economic phenomena.
Published on - Wednesday 8th December 2021

New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy
A major new research centre on inclusive trade policy is to launch in early 2022. The Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy aims to be a centre of excellence for innovative trade policy research. It will include Co-Investigator Professor Meredith Crowley from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics and Janeway Institute.
Published on - Tuesday 30th November 2021

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))

The Janeway Institute for Economics

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)


MPhil - S190 International Trade

PhD Students


Thomas Prayer
PhD Title: Firm-Level Impacts of Mutual Recognition Agreements
Sarur Chaudhary
PhD Title:
Research: International Trade, Digital Economy and Development Economics


Seung Hyun Maeng
PhD Title: Saving Glut and Global Imbalances
Deniz Atalar
PhD Title:
Research: Inter-Sectoral Trade Linkages in Aggregate Fluctuation

Professor Meredith Crowley

Professor of International Economics
Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
Research Fellow, CEPR (London)

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Details
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Office Hours: 2:30-3:30pm on Wednesdays in Room 33 Austin Robinson Building
College: Fellow of St. John's College

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