Emily Blanchard

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Emily Blanchard is a leading expert on international economic policy, associate professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, research fellow with the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a member of the CESifo research network. She served as chief economist of the US Department of State from January 2022 to November 2023. Blanchard’s research lies at the intersection of international economics and public policy. Her work explores how foreign investment and global value chains are changing the role of trade and international economic cooperation in the 21st century, and how globalization and education shape political outcomes and the distribution of income within and across countries. An award-winning teacher, Blanchard offers courses on global economics, international economic policy, and cooperation and competition in the global economy. She graduated with honors in economics from Wellesley College and earned MSc and PhD degrees in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Emily J. Blanchard, Chad P. Bown, and Robert C. Johnson

Global Value Chains and Trade Policy

How do global value chain (GVC) linkages modify countries’ incentives to imposeimport protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of tradepolicy in practice? To address these questions, we develop a new approach to mod-eling tariff setting with GVCs, in which opti...

Emily Blanchard

Trade wars in the global value chain era

The nature of global commerce has changed dramatically over the past 40 years, with the meteoric rise of global value chain trade. This column, taken from a recent Vox eBook, builds on insights from recent research to identify three critical dimensions of global value chain trade that promise to mak...

Emily Blanchard

Renegotiating NAFTA: The role of global supply chains

The Trump administration has been outspoken in its criticism of NAFTA, which the president has called “the worst deal ever made”. This column, taken from a recent Vox eBook, argues that reversing the current NAFTA policy environment would not simply wind back the clock to the pre-agreement econo...

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