James Harrigan

Professor, Economics Department, University of Virginia

James Harrigan is a Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Virginia. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Sciences Po in Paris. He conducts research on international trade, inequality, economic geography, and East Asian economies. Mr. Harrigan joined the University of Virginia in August 2008. Before that, he was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for twelve years.

He has also taught at Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Harrigan has published many articles in leading scholarly journals, and is a former Co-Editor of The Journal of International Economics. Mr. Harrigan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey