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Daniel Bernhofen

Professor
School of International Service

  • Prof. Bernhofen joined the SIS faculty in the Fall of 2013 with a research and teaching expertise in international economics. Prior to moving to Washington, he was Professor of International Economics and Director of the Globalisation and Economic Policy Research Centre at the University of Nottingham. Prof Bernhofen has published widely on the theoretical, empirical and historical aspects of international trade and his research has appeared in outlets such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of International Economics. He is also co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of International Trade. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Professor Bernhofen is best known for exploiting the 19th century opening up of Japan as a natural experiment to provide the first rigorous test of the theory of comparative advantage and the price formulations of neoclassical trade theory. His current research project on quantifying the impact of the container revolution on world trade has been discussed in media outlets such as The Economist and Foreign Policy.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Economics, Maxwell School, Syracuse University; MS, Mathematics, Syracuse University; Diplom Wirtschafsmathematik, University of Ulm (Germany).
  • Languages Spoken:

    German (native); French (competent), Italian (elementary)
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