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.