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Faculty Profile: Judith M. Dean

Judith M. Dean

Professor of International Economics in the Brandeis International Business School

International Economics, Economic Development, Econometrics

Judy’s research focuses on international trade and economic development. Much of her work examines the relationship between trade and the environment. In a series of empirical studies using Chinese data, she has been exploring the possibility that trade growth, foreign investment and production fragmentation may have beneficial effects on the environment. In other work, she studies trade and fragmentation, the effects of non-tariff barriers and the implications of trade preferences for developing countries. Her new work on India explores the impact of trade liberalization in services on Indian poverty. Judy came to Brandeis from the US International Trade Commission where she was a Senior International Economist in the Research Division, overseeing research on trade with China and India. Prior to joining the USITC, Judy was Associate Professor of Economics at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (1990-2000) and Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College (1983-1990). She has been a consultant to the World Bank and the OECD, and a Visiting Scholar at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. She has also helped to establish research collaboration for the USITC with Tsinghua University and with the India Development Foundation. In 2012-13 Judy was named one of six Visiting Scholars in the Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program, University of Nebraska. At IBS Judy is also the Area Head for Economics, and oversees the International Economic Policy specialization. Outside IBS, Judy serves on the Board of Directors of World Relief, and the Board of Trustees of Gordon College.

Cornell University, Ph.D.