James Anderson

William B. Neenan Millenium Professor of Economics, Boston College

James Anderson is the William B. Neenan Millenium Professor of Economics at Boston College, where he has been teaching since receiving his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1969, supervised by Robert Baldwin. His research focuses on contributions to the theory of international trade and trade policy. His emphasis in the last decade has been on index numbers of trade policy – contributions that integrated and extended in his book with Peter Neary (MIT Press, Dec. 2005).

Most recently, he has focused on inference about other forms of trade barriers that are implicit in trade patterns, drawing on his earlier economic theory of gravity. His recent account of developments in the gravity model is  the 2011 issue of Annual Review of Economics.

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