Douglas A. Irwin

Academic Appointments

Co-Director of Political Economy Project
John French Professor in Economics

My research focuses primarily on U.S. trade policy, past and present, as well as the Great Depression. My book Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s examines both the impact of protectionist trade policies enacted 80 years ago and what we can learn from the mistakes of that era. The book is based on the Ohlin Lectures I gave at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2010.

309 Silsby
HB 6106
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
B.A. University of New Hampshire (1984)
Ph.D. Columbia University (1988)

Works in progress

trade and macroeconomic policy during the Great Depression

The history of U.S. trade policy