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Eric (Rick) Bond is the Joe L. Roby Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. A prominent international economist, he is an expert on the World Trade Organization, applied microeconomics, and the linkages between trade and economic growth.

His has written more than 60 articles that have appeared in leading economic journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of International Economics. He is the coeditor of the Southern Economic Journal and an associate editor for the Journal of International Economics.

He has worked as a consultant to the World Bank on trade and foreign investment projects, was a visiting professor at Yale University’s Leitner Program, and has been a visiting scholar in China, Australia, Japan, and Russia.  He previously was a professor at Penn State and served as chair of the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt.

He earned a PhD and MA from the University of Rochester and a BS in economics from Lehigh University.