Faculty Directory

Emily J. Blanchard

Associate Professor of Business Administration



DegreePhD, MSc. University of Wisconsin-Madison; AB, Wellesley College

AREAS OF EXPERTISEInternational economics and policy

Current Research Topics

  • How FDI and global supply chains influence trade policy and the role of the WTO 
  • Human capital responses to globalization 
  • The role of trade intermediaries in shaping trade patterns and market access

Selected Publications

  • With S. Hakobyan, “The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences in Principle and Practice,” 2014. forthcoming, World Economy
  • With G. Willmann, “Escaping a Protectionist Rut: Policy Mechanisms for Trade Reform in a Democracy,” 2011. Journal of International Economics 85(1)
  • “Reevaluating the Role of Trade Agreements: Does Investment Globalization Make the WTO Obsolete?” 2010. Journal of International Economics 82 (1)
  • “Trade Taxes and International Investment,” 2009. Canadian Journal of Economics 42(3)
  • “Foreign Direct Investment, Endogenous Tariffs, and Preferential Trade Agreements.” 2007. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 7(1) [Advances]
  • With J. Andreoni, “Testing Subgame Perfection Apart From Fairness in Ultimatum Games.” 2006. Experimental Economics 9(4) 

Working Papers

  • With G. Willmann, “Trade, Education, and the Shrinking Middle Class” 
  • With X. Matschke, “U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access” 
  • With T. Chesnokova and G. Willmann, “Private Label Exports: Trading Variety for Volume”
  • “A Shifting Mandate: International Ownership, Global Fragmentation, and a Case for Deeper Integration under the WTO” 
  • With A. Bernard, I. Van Beveren, and H. Vandenbussche, “Carry-Along Trade”
  • With G. Willmann, “Unequal Gains, Prolonged Pain: A Model of Protectionist Overshooting”
  • With C. Bown and R. Johnson, “Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy”


  • All-University Teaching Award, University of Virginia (2007)
  • UVa Department of Economics Undergraduate Teaching Award (2006)
  • Bankard Fund for Political Economy Research Grants (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • UVa Excellence in Diversity Fellow (2006)
  • UW-Madison College of Letters and Science Teaching Fellow (2002)
  • Anna Morris Ely Outstanding Teaching Scholarship (2000, 2002)
  • Peggy Howard Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Economics (1999)
  • Joseph P. Lambie Prize in Economic History (1995)

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2011–present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, 2004–11

Nonacademic positions

  • Analyst/Senior Analyst, The Economics Resource Group, Inc., 1997–99

Professional affiliations

  • Referee: American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, National Science Foundation, Berkeley Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics; Economics Letters, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economics and Politics, European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Globalization and Development, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Japanese Economic Review, China Economic Review, Journal of African Studies and Development, Southern Economic Journal, World Economy; Review of International Economics
  • Member:   American Economics Association, AEA-CSWEP
  • Unpaid Special Sworn Employee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Research & Teaching

Professor Blanchard studies the economics and policy implications of globalization. Much of her work articulates a changing role for multilateral negotiation forums such as the World Trade Organization in response to production and ownership fragmentation across borders, and documents the extent to which the multinationalization of firms is already reshaping governments' trade policies. Professor Blanchard teaches the second core economics course, Global Economics for Managers, as well as an elective research to practice seminar, Firms, Governments, and the Future of Trade, Immigration, and Investment Policy.