Robert Christopher Feenstra

University of California, Davis
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Robert C. Feenstra holds the C. Bryan Cameron Distinguished Chair in International Economics at the University of California, Davis. He is director of the Center for International Data, an organization within the Department of Economics at UC Davis that collects, enhances, creates and disseminates international economic data. From 1992 to 2016 he also directed the International Trade and Investment program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Feenstra has published over 100 articles in international trade, as well as 15 books. Those books include Offshoring in the Global Economy, and Product Variety and the Gains from Trade (MIT Press, 2010), the graduate textbook Advanced International Trade: Theory and Evidence (Princeton University Press, 2nd ed., 2015), and an undergraduate textbook jointly with Alan M. Taylor, International Economics (Worth Publishers, 4th ed., 2017). His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. Feenstra delivered the Zeuthen Lectures at the University of Copenhagen in 2007, the Ohlin Lectures at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2008, the Yanfu Memorial Lecture at Peking University in 2011, and the Frank D. Graham Memorial Lecture at Princeton University in 2014.

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