About

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Wyatt Brooks is the Joe and Deborah Loughery 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.

Thematic Interests

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.

Current Research

How do country characteristics, such as institutional structure and patterns of trade, affect the potential gains from undergoing trade liberalization?

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