Faculty Director

Description

In 1990, the cross-border flow of goods and cross-border holdings of stocks and bonds both equaled roughly one-quarter of global GDP. Since then, international trade in goods has doubled relative to GDP and international trade in assets has grown even more rapidly. In today’s interconnected world, nearly all major companies import some of their intermediate inputs from foreign suppliers and obtain some of their capital funding from foreign investors. Furthermore, changes in each country’s interest rates, policies such as tariffs, and technology now transmit more rapidly from country to country with greater potential to shape global growth.

The International Economics Initiative brings together prominent UChicago faculty whose research informs these crucial topics and facilitates application of leading academic frameworks to real-world policy analysis by organizing and disseminating common data platforms for analysis.

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Aug 26, 2019

Sovereign Debt Portfolios, Bond Risks, and the Credibility of Monetary Policy

Wenxin Du, Carolin Pflueger, Jesse Schreger
Topics:  Monetary Policy
BFI Working Paper Aug 19, 2019

The Effects of Foreign Multinationals on Workers and Firms in the United States

Bradley Setzler, Felix Tintelnot
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Jul 29, 2019

Inspecting the Mechanism of Quantitative Easing in the Euro Area

Ralph Koijen, François Koulischer, Benoît Nguyen, Motohiro Yogo
Topics:  Financial Markets

Associated News

Media Mention Aug 22, 2019

Who Wins From Foreign Investment?

The Economist; Felix Tintelnot, Bradley Setzler
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Media Mention Jun 26, 2019

Why the US-China Tariff Standoff Hurts American Companies More

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge; Brent Neiman
Media Mention Jun 13, 2019

Trade Wars And Tariff-Mania: An Investor Survival Guide

Forbes; Rodrigo Adão
Topics:  Monetary Policy