Rodney D. Ludema



Recent Publications

  1. "Information and Legislative Bargaining: The Political Economy of U.S. Tariff Suspensions" (with Anna Maria Mayda and Prachi Mishra), Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming. (long version)

  2. "Measuring Smartness: The Economic Impact of Targeted Sanctions against Russia" (with Daniel Ahn), in Tibor Besedes and Volker Nitsch (eds.), Disrupted Economic Relationships: Disasters, Sanctions, Dissolutions, MIT Press, forthcoming.

  3. "Dragons, Giants, Elephants and Mice: Evolution of the MFN Free Rider Problem in the WTO Era, " (with Anna Maria Mayda and John McClure), in Ben Zissimos (ed.), The WTO and Development, MIT Press, forthcoming.

  4. "Tariff pass-through, firm heterogeneity and product quality" (with Zhi Yu), Journal of International Economics, Volume 103, 234-249, November 2016.

  5. "Do Terms-of-Trade Effects Matter for Trade Agreements? Theory and Evidence from WTO Countries" (with Anna Maria Mayda), The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128 (4): 1837-1893, September 2013.

  6. "Do Countries Free Ride on MFN?" (with Anna Maria Mayda), Journal of International Economics, Volume 77, Issue 2, 137-150, April 2009.

Working Papers

  1. "The Sword and the Shield: The Economics of Targeted Sanctions," (with Daniel Ahn), working paper,  March 2017.

  2. "Endogenous Trade Policy in a Global Value Chain: Evidence from Chinese Micro-level Processing Trade" (with Anna Maria Mayda, Miaojie Yu and Zhi Yu), working paper, December 2016.

  3. "Uneven Stumbling Blocks: Latin American Regionalism Revisited," (with Anna Maria Mayda and Christian Volpe), working paper, November 2016.

  4. "Policy Credibility and Firm Performance: Theory and Evidence From Chinese Trade Reforms" (with Kyle Handley, Nuno Limao and Zhu Yu), working paper, July 2016.

  5. "Tariff Pass-through and Market Structure" (with Zhi Yu) working paper, July 2016.