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Teresa Fort

Assistant Professor of Business Administration





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PhD, University of Maryland, 2012; MA, University of Maryland, 2008; BA, University of Virginia, 2000

Areas of Expertise

International trade, industrial organization, political economy


Teresa Fort’s research examines firms’ global production choices. She studies the determinants and ramifications of firms’ decisions to break up production processes across distinct geographic locations that are both domestic and foreign. She teaches Managerial Economics.

Current Research Topics

How firms organize global production

Professional Activities

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2012–present

Nonacademic Positions

  • Member, Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, 2015-present
  • Economist, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2014-present
  • Economist, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2007-12
  • Research Associate, Princeton Economics Group, 2004-06


  • American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics 

Working Papers

  • "Technology and Production Fragmentation: Domestic versus Foreign Sourcing," December 2015
  • With P. Antras and F. Tintelnot, "The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence From U.S. Firms," December 2014


  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Maryland, 2013
  • Daniel T. Revers T’89 Faculty Fellow, 2012
  • Top Ph.D. submission, Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference, May 2011
  • Second prize, 3rd-year paper competition, Department of Economics, University of Maryland, 2009
  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Award, for travel to conference, Fall 2011
  • International Conference Student Support Award, Fall 2011
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland, 2006-2007
  • Dean’s List, University of Virginia, all semesters

Selected Publications

  • With J. Haltiwanger, R. Jarmin, and J. Miranda, "How Firms Respond to Business Cycles: The Role of Firm Age and Firm Size," IMF Economic Review 60, 2013
  • With A. Bernard, "Factoryless Goods Producing Firms," American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2015, 105(5): 518-2
  • With A. Bernard, "Factoryless Goods Producers in the US," forthcoming in L. Fontagne and A. Harrison (eds.), Factory-free Economy: What next for the 21st Century?