Robert Z. Lawrence

Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Office Address
Littauer-316
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 67
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-1118
Fax: 617-496-2850
Email: robert_lawrence@Harvard.Edu
Assistant
Tamara Tiska (617-495-8021)
Robert Lawrence

Profile

Robert Z. Lawrence is Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as Faculty Chair of The Practice of Trade Policy executive program at Harvard Kennedy School. He served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1998 to 2000. Lawrence has also been a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has taught at Yale University, where he received his PhD in economics. His research focuses on trade policy. He is the author of Crimes and Punishments? Retaliation under the WTO; Regionalism, Multilateralism and Deeper Integration; Single World, Divided Nations?;andCan America Compete? He is coauthor of Has Globalization Gone Far Enough? The Costs of Fragmentation in OECD Markets (with Scott Bradford); A Prism on Globalization; Globaphobia: Confronting Fears About Open Trade; A Vision for the World Economy; and Saving Free Trade: A Pragmatic Approach. Lawrence has served on the advisory boards of the Congressional Budget Office, the Overseas Development Council, and the Presidential Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy.

Courses

Fall

  • ITF-110 The Political Economy of Trade

Not Offered

  • ITF-225 The Future of Globalization: Issues, Actors, and Decisions

Spring

  • API-102-I Economic Analysis of Public Policy for International and Global Affairs

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Lawrence, Robert Z. "How Should Sub-Saharan African Countries Think about Global Value Chains?" Bridges Africa Review 2.1 (March 2013): 12-16.
  • Research Papers/Reports
    • Lawrence, Robert Z. "US Employment Deindustrialization: Insights from History and the International Experience." Peterson Institute for International Economics Policy Brief 13-27, October 2013.
    • Lawrence, Robert Z., and Matthew J. Slaughter. "U.S. Exporters, Global Supply Networks, and Competitive Export-Import Bank Financing." Report for Coalition for Employment Through Exports, Inc., June 2013.
    • Lawrence, Robert Z. "Association of Southeast Asian Nations, People's Republic of China, and India Growth and the Rest of the World: The Role of Trade." ADBInstitute Working Paper 416, April 2013.