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Thomas Prusa

Professor of Economics and Chair

International Trade, International Trade Policy

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Thomas Prusa is Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Prior to moving to Rutgers University he was a professor at State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York. He also is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 1988. He has published numerous articles in leading journals and books. He has received “best article of the year” by Economic Inquiry and Review of International Economics. He has lectured in conferences and seminars to the World Trade Organization, European Union, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, the World Trade Institute, the CATO Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, United Nations Stanford University, Princeton University, New York University and many others.  His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, and Investor's Business Daily.  He received the Rutgers University FAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education in 2001. While at Stony Brook he was recognized for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education in 1993 and awarded mentor of the year in 1992. He has provided expert testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission on many occasions.

Selected Publications

  • “Product Differentiation and Duration of U.S. Import Trade?” (joint with Tibor Besedes), 2004, Journal of International Economics, December 2006, 70(2), 339-58 (lead article).

  • “Ins, Outs, and the Duration of Trade,” (joint with Tibor Besedes) Canadian Journal of Economics, 39(1): 266-295, 2006.

  • “Antidumping” (joint with Bruce Blonigen) Handbook of International Economics, edited by E. Kwan Choi and James Harrigan, (Malden, MA, Blackwell Publishing), 2003, pp. 251-284.

  • “Cumulation and ITC decision-making: The sum of the parts is greater than the whole,” with Wendy L. Hansen, Economic Inquiry, 34, 1996, 746-769.

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