Profile: Ehsan U. Choudhri

Profile: Ehsan U. Choudhri


Ehsan U. Choudhri - Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor

    Degrees: B.A. (Government College), M.A. (Punjab), Ph.D. (Chicago)

    Office: A-811 Loeb, 613-520-2600 x 3754

    E-mail: ehsan [dot] choudhri [at] carleton [dot] ca

    Web site:

    Languages spoken other than English: Urdu

    Research fields: international economics, macroeconomics

    • exchange rates
    • welfare effects of trade and foreign direct investment
    • efficiency wages

    Selected publications:

    “Trade Liberalization, Macroeconomic Adjustment, and Welfare: How Costly Are Nominal Rigidities?” (with Hamid Faruqee and Stephen Tokarick), IMF Economic Review, Vol. 59, No. 3 (August 2011), pp. 455–487.

    “Productivity, the Terms of Trade, and the Real Exchange Rate: Balassa-Samuelson Hypothesis Revisited” (with Lawrence L. Schembri), Review of International Economics, Vol. 18, No. 5 (November 2010), pp. 924–936.

    “A Dynamic Model of Shirking and Unemployment: Private Saving, Public Debt, and Optimal Taxation” (with Richard A. Brecher and Zhiqi Chen), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 34, No. 8 (August 2010), pp. 1392–1402.

    “Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices: Does the Inflationary Environment Matter?” (with Dalia S. Hakura), Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 25, No. 4 (June 2006), pp. 614–639.

    “Explaining the Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Different Prices” (with Hamid Faruqee and Dalia S. Hakura), Journal of International Economics, Vol. 65, No. 2 (March 2005), pp. 349–374.

    “Unemployment and Growth in the Long Run: An Efficiency-Wage Model with Optimal Savings” (with Richard A. Brecher and Zhiqi Chen), International Economic Review, Vol. 43, No. 3 (August 2002), pp. 875–894.

    “Productivity Performance and International Competitiveness: An Old Test Reconsidered” (with Lawrence L. Schembri), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 35, No. 2 (May 2002), pp. 341–362.