Faculty Directory

Teresa Fort

Assistant Professor of Business Administration








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

  • Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2016-present
  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016-present
  • 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

  • With Andrew Bernard, Valerie Smeets, and Frederic Warzynski, "Offshoring and Reorganization"
  • With P.  Antràs and F. Tintelnot, "The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms"
  • With S. Klimek, "The Effect of Industry Classification Changes on U.S. Employment Composition"


  • 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, 2006-07
  • Dean’s List, University of Virginia, all semesters

Selected Publications

  • "Technology and Production Fragmentation: Domestic versus Foreign Sourcing," The Review of Economic Studies, 2016
  • With A. Bernard, "Factoryless Goods Producers in the US," in The Factory-Free Economy, L. Fontagne and A. Harrison (eds.), forthcoming
  • With A. Bernard, "Factoryless Goods Producing Firms," American Economic Review, 105(5), 2015
  • 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