Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and Editor-in-Chief of the economic policy portal (which he founded in June 2007). 

Before coming to Geneva, he was a Senior Staff Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors in the Bush (the Elder) Administration (1990-1991) following trade negotiations such as the Uruguay Round, NAFTA and numerous US-Japan trade disputes.

He has been a visiting professor at Oxford (2012- 2015) and MIT (2002-2003 & 1998-1999), having started his academic career as a professor at the Columbia School of Business in New York.

The author of numerous books and articles, his research interests include international trade, globalisation, regionalism, and European integration.

His 2016 book, The Great Convergence: Information technology and the New Globalisation, was published by Harvard University Press in November 2016, and cited by the FT and Economist as among the Best Books of 2016.

His latest book, The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work, was published in February 2019.

He advises and consults with numerous governments and international organisations on international trade and globalisation issues.

He wrote his PhD at MIT under the guidance of Paul Krugman, with whom he has co-authored a half dozen articles. His MSc in economics is from LSE, his BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he has honorary doctorates from the Turku School of Economics and Business in Finland (2005), the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland (2012), and the Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), in Peru (2014).

He was Director and then President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) from January 2014 till June 2018, having been CEPR Policy Director from 2006 to 2015. He is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Stewardship Board on Trade and Investment Issues from 2016, having been a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on Trade from 2009 to 2015.

He was Vice Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington (2008 - 2012), and an Elected Member on the Council of the European Economic Association, (1999-2004, 2006-2011).