Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Wyatt Brooks is the Joe and Deborah Loughrey Collegiate Chair in Economics and Human Development at the University of Notre Dame.
His research focuses on international trade, macroeconomics, and development economics. A large part of his research studies the effects of international trade, particularly taking into account the characteristics of the trading country. He has also done fieldwork in Nicaragua and Kenya.
The experiences of China, Japan, Korea, India and others highlight that international trade expands greatly during periods of fast growth. This suggests that, perhaps, trade policy could play an important role in improving human welfare at a very large scale. My research focuses on uncovering the mechanism by which this occurs so that we can understand both the potential and the limitations of trade policy in developing countries.
How do country characteristics, such as institutional structure and patterns of trade, affect the potential gains from undergoing trade liberalization?
Second International Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development
Making Research Plans a Reality in East Africa
Sep 8, 2018
In recent years, the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity has made major strides towards its goal of high-quality, community-based research in the developing world. In that endeavor, Regional Research Programs Manager for East Africa Jackline Oluoch-Aridi, who opened the program’s first field office in Nairobi five years ago, plays a key role.
Notre Dame Video: "Fighting to End Poverty"
Oct 27, 2017
The research of Faculty Fellows Wyatt Brooks, Kevin Donovan, and Terry Johnson (economics) and Kellogg International Scholar Brian Mukhaya ’17 is featured in Notre Dame's latest "What would you fight for" video. Facilitated by the Institute's Ford Program, the three economists conducted an innovative randomized trial to investigate how women in Dandora, a sprawling section of Nairobi, could better support their families. Watch to learn more...