Wyatt Brooks is an associate professor of economics in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU. He studies development economics and international trade. He has conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Nicaragua, Uganda, Rwanda, Brazil and many other countries. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Monetary Economics and the International Economic Review.
Brooks was a former Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow and the Joe and Deborah Loughrey Collegiate Chair in Economics and Human Development at the University of Notre Dame.
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.
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...