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Matthew J. Slaughter

Associate Dean for Faculty; Signal Companies' Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Center for Global Business and Government

E-Mailmatthew.j.slaughter@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Phone(603) 646-2939

DegreePhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994; BA, University of Notre Dame, 1990

AREAS OF EXPERTISEMultinational firms, international trade, labor markets, politics of globalization

Current Research Topics

The economics and politics of globalization

Selected Publications

  • “Effects of Terms of Trade Gains and Tariff Changes on the Measurement of U.S. Productivity Growth,” with Robert C. Feenstra, Benjamin R. Mandel, and Marshall B. Reinsdorf, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5(1), 2013.
  • “Envy, Altruism, and the International Distribution of Trade Protection,” with Xiaobo Lu and Kenneth F. Scheve, American Journal of Political Science, 56(3), 2012.
  • “What Do We Know About Trade and Wages Today?” with Jonathan E. Haskel, Robert Z. Lawrence, and Edward E. Leamer, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(2), 2012.
  • “A Warning Sign from Global Companies,” with Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Harvard Business Review, March 2012.
  • “Global Engagement and the Innovation Activities of Firms,” with Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan E. Haskel, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28 (2), 2010.
  • “Globalization and Declining Unionization in the United States,” Industrial Relations, 46(2), 2007. “Public Finance and Individual Preferences Over Globalization Strategies,” with Gordon H. Hanson and Kenneth F. Scheve, Economics and Politics, 19(1), 2007.
  • “Does Inward Foreign Direct Investment Boost the Productivity of Domestic Firms?” with Jonathan E. Haskel and Sonia Pereira, Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(2), 2007.
  • “Vertical Production Networks in Multinational Firms,” with Gordon H. Hanson and Raymond J. Mataloni, Jr., Review of Economics and Statistics, 87(4), 2005.
  • “International Profit Sharing in Multinational Firms,” with John W. Budd and Jozef Konings, Review of Economics and Statistics, 87(1), 2005.
  • “Economic Insecurity and the Globalization of Production,” with Kenneth F. Scheve, American Journal of Political Science, 48 (4), 2004. (Reprinted in David R. Cameron, Gustav Ranis, and Annalisa Zinn (eds.), Globalization and Self-Determination, New York: Routledge, 2006.)

Working Papers

  • “Expansion Abroad and the Domestic Operations of U.S. Multinational Firms,” with Gordon H. Hanson and Marilyn Ibarra-Caton.
  • “High-End Labor Markets: Talent, Performance, and Earnings on the PGA Tour,” with Arnaud Costinot, Gordon H. Hanson, and Paul Wolfson.
  • “Globalization, Multinationals, and the Elasticity of Labor Demand,” with Jonathan E. Haskel.
  • “Real Relative Prices: Exchange-Rate Regimes Don’t Matter,” with Robert F. Martin.
  • “Productivity Growth, Knowledge Flows, and Spillovers,” with Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo, and Jonathan E. Haskel, National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper #13959, 2008.

Awards

  • Tuck Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award, Tuck School of Business, 2012.
  • National Science Foundation, Research Grant, Economics Program, “Empirical Evidence on the Global Operations of Multinational Firms,” with Gordon H. Hanson, 2002-2005.
  • National Science Foundation, Research Grant, Political Science Program, “Economic Insecurity and the Globalization of Production,” with Kenneth F. Scheve, 2002-2005.
  • John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award, Dartmouth College, 2001. Elizabeth R. and Robert A. Jeffe Fellowship, Dartmouth College, 2001-2002.
  • National Science Foundation, Research Grant, Economics Program, “The Operations and Labor-Market Impacts of Multinational Enterprises,” 2000-2004.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research, National Fellowship, 2000-2001.
  • Russell Sage Foundation, Research Grant, Program on The Future of Work in America, “The Effect of Growing International Trade on U.S. Real Wages,” 2000-2001.
  • Nelson Rockefeller Research in Economics Grant and Research in Social Science Grant, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, “The Operations and Labor-Market Impacts of Multinationals,” 2000-2001.
  • Russell Sage Foundation, Research Grant, Program on The Future of Work in America, “Globalization and U.S. Labor Markets: New Research,” 1997-2000.
  • Junior-Faculty Fellowship, Dartmouth College, 1997-1998.
  • Nelson Rockefeller Research in Economics Grant and Research in Social Science Grant, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, “Who Supports Trade Barriers?” 1997-1998.
  • ECAT, Research Grant, “Multinational Firms and the U.S. Economy,” 1996-2000.
  • Russell Sage Foundation, Research Grant, Program on The Future of Work in America, “International Trade and the Competitiveness of Factor Markets,” 1996-1998.
  • Nelson Rockefeller Research in Economics Grant and Research in Social Science Grant, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, “Measuring Goods-Market Integration,” 1996-1997.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Foreign Economic Research, “Multinational Corporations, and American Wage Divergence,” 1995-1996.
  • Honorable Mention, Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award Competition, 1995.
  • Bronze Award, Amex Bank Review Essay Competition, 1994.

Professional Activities

Academic positions: Tuck School of Business, 2002–present; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1995–present; Associate Professor of Economics, 2001–02, Assistant Professor of Economics, 1994–2001, Dartmouth College

Nonacademic positions: Academic Advisor, McKinsey Global Institute, 2008–present; Consultant, Financial Services Forum, 2007–present; Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization, 2007–present, Term Member, 2000–present, Council on Foreign Relations; Board of Academic Advisors, International Tax Policy Forum, 2005–present; Visiting Fellow, Institute for International Economics, 1997–present; Member, Council of Economic Advisers, 2005–07; Consultant, Coalition for Fair International Taxation and Organization for International Investment, 2004; Consultant, National Foreign Trade Council, 2003; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Board, 2002, 1998; Consultant and Visiting Scholar, World Bank, 2002, 2000, 1995–97; Consultant, Emergency Committee for American Trade, 1996–2003; Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund, 1996–97

Editorial positions: Editorial Board, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Trade and Development, Review of International Economics, The World Economy

Research & Teaching

In addition to academic scholarship, Dean Slaughter writes general-interest items for the business and policy communities. Slaughter has also given speeches to and testified before both chambers of the U.S. Congress. His work and ideas have been widely featured in business media. He teaches the elective course Leadership in the Global Economy.