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Jennifer Poole Associate Professor Politics, Governance & Economics

Jennifer Poole
(202) 885-6689 (Office)
SIS | Politics, Governance & Economics
School of International Service 217
<b>Spring 2019: </b>

Wednesdays, 3-5pm
PhD, Economics, University of California, San Diego
BA, Economics, Smith College

Professor Poole’s research and teaching interests fall at the intersection of international trade, labor economics, and development economics. With an emphasis on Brazil, her broad research agenda considers the effects of global integration on local labor markets. She also studies the role of labor institutions in influencing local adjustments to shocks and the implications of information transfer in trade and investment. Her research has been published in the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of International Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. She recently served as Senior International Economist in President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and has also served as a visiting scholar at the World Bank, among other institutions.
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Spring 2024

  • SISU-300 Intro to Int'l Economics

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

“Trade and Labor Reallocation with Heterogeneous Enforcement of Labor Regulations,” 2017, Journal of Development Economics, 126, pp. 154-166 (with R.K. Almeida).

“Knowledge Transfers from Multinational to Domestic Firms: Evidence from Worker Mobility,” 2013, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 95 (2), pp. 393-406.

“Globalization and Formal-Sector Migration in Brazil,” 2010, World Development, 38 (6), pp. 840-856 (with E. Aguayo-Tellez and M.A. Muendler).

“Wage Effects of Trade Reform with Endogenous Worker Mobility,” 2014, Journal of International Economics, 93 (2), pp. 239-252 (with P. Krishna and M.Z. Senses).

“Trade, Labor Market Frictions, and Residual Wage Inequality across Worker Groups,” 2012, American Economic Review, 102 (3), pp. 417-423 (with P. Krishna and M.Z. Senses).