Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics at The Graduate Institute, Geneva; Founder & Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU.org; exPresident of CEPR

Richard Baldwin has been Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva since 1991 and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU.org since he founded it in 2007. He was been Director then President of CEPR (2014-2018). He was a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Oxford (2012-2015), Visiting Professor at MIT Economics Department (Fall 2002-03), and an Associate Professor at Columbia University Business School (1989-1991, Assistant Professor 1986-1989).

He has served as Managing Editor of Economic Policy (2000 to 2005), Policy Director of CEPR (2006-2014) and Programme Director of CEPR’s International Trade programme (1991 to 2001). Before moving to Switzerland in 1991, he was a Senior Staff Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors in the Bush White House (1990-1991), following trade matters such as the Uruguay Round and NAFTA negotiations, as well as numerous US-Japan trade conflicts.

He has been an adviser and consultant to many international organisations and governments. He did his PhD in economics at MIT with Paul Krugman and has published a half dozen articles with him, having earned an MSc at LSE (1980-81), and a BA at UW-Madison (1976-1980). The author of numerous books and articles, his research interests include international trade, WTO, globalisation, regionalism, global value chains, and European integration.

His most recent book is The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work, OUP, 2019. Translations: Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish; Audio Book, Lawrence Summers called it: “The best book on the new economic era”. This followed his 2016 book, The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, HUP, 2016. Translations: Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Greek. Endorsements: Listed on Best Books of 2016 Financial Times, and Economist Magazine, Lawrence Summers listed it as one of five best books on globalisation, listed by Microsoft CEO Satya Nutella on “The 7 books you need to lead smarter”. He also has a textbook: The Economics of European Integration (with Charles Wyplosz), McGraw-Hill, 6th edition, 2020.

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