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
Schierling Receives President's Award
Jun 4, 2020
Sharon Schierling, the longtime managing director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 President’s Award by the University of Notre Dame in recognition of her role as the Institute’s “unsung hero.” Schierling was one of more than a dozen members of the Kellogg community recognized by Notre Dame this spring for faculty promotions, milestone anniversaries, and campus-wide awards.
‘What are We Going to Do Next Time?’
Jun 4, 2020
A new Ford Program study is asking whether cash grants can help female entrepreneurs in Kenya keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.