Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Office: 367 Mendoza College of Business
Areas of Expertise
International trade and regional economic integration, foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, macroeconomics, U.S. economy
Recognized by the Research Papers in Economics project (RePEc) as one of the world’s foremost experts in international trade, Bergstrand researches international trade between countries, which includes more broadly the topics of free trade agreements and other trade policies, foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, and immigration. “My research has focused on improving our understanding of what factors actually explain international trade, foreign direct investment, and migration flows, and how they are related,” Bergstrand said. “With a more precise understanding of these issues, we have developed a clearer understanding of how much international economic policies — such as free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaties and the like — actually impact these flows, which ultimately foster economic growth and raise standards of living.” In addition to his work in international trade, Bergstrand focuses on international finance and exchange rates, macroeconomics and the U.S. economy. He is the author of more than two dozen journal articles and of “Going Global: 25 Keys to International Operations.” He is a co-editor of the book “The Changing Distribution of Income in an Open U.S. Economy.” A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1986, Bergstrand previously served as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
What’s Next for the U.S. Economy?
Bergstrand gives an overview of China’s manipulation of its currency.
Bergstrand analyzes the recent EU summit and explains his predictions for western Europe and the world economy.
Eurozone downgrade will have small impact
EU fiscal summit unsuccessful; countries headed for recession
Yuan exchange rate is significant factor in U.S.-China trade imbalance
U.S. trade deal with S. Korea would benefit both countries
U.S. economy growing, but expect hardship through 2010
Interest rate hike and the U.S. economy
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Notre Dame free trade research recognized as “Top 20 Most-Cited”
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