Richard A. Brecher
|Degrees:||B.A. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 3765|
Research fields: international trade, economic growth
• trade theory with special emphasis on income distribution, foreign investment, labour migration, bilateral transfers, trade patterns, economic growth, employment, and unemployment
• growth theory in the presence of unemployment
“A Minimum-Wage Model of Unemployment and Growth: The Case of a Backward-Bending Demand Curve for Labor” (with Till Gross), International Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2019), pp. 297-309.
“Employment Gains from Minimum-Wage Hikes under Perfect Competition: A Simple General-Equilibrium Analysis” (with Till Gross), Review of International Economics, Vol. 26, No. 1 (February 2018), pp. 165-170.
“A Dynamic Model of Shirking and Unemployment: Private Saving, Public Debt, and Optimal Taxation” (with Zhiqi Chen and Ehsan U. Choudhri), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 34, No. 8 (August 2010), pp. 1392–1402.
“Unemployment and Growth in the Long Run: An Efficiency-Wage Model with Optimal Savings” (with Zhiqi Chen and Ehsan U. Choudhri), International Economic Review, Vol. 43, No. 3 (August 2002), pp. 875–894.
“An Efficiency-Wage Model with Explicit Monitoring: Unemployment and Welfare in an Open Economy,” Journal of International Economics, Vol. 32, No. 1-2 (February 1992), pp. 179–191.
“The Generalized Theory of Transfers and Welfare: Bilateral Transfers in a Multilateral World” (with Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Tatsuo Hatta), American Economic Review, Vol. 73, No. 4 (September 1983), pp. 606–618; reprinted in International Trade: Selected Readings, 2nd Edition, ed. Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1987, Ch. 27 (pp. 431–452).
“Foreign Ownership and the Theory of Trade and Welfare” (with Jagdish N. Bhagwati), Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 89, No. 3 (June 1981), pp. 497–511; reprinted in Essays in International Economic Theory: Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Volume 2: International Factor Mobility, ed. Robert C. Feenstra, MIT Press, 1983, Ch. 54 (pp. 226–240); also reprinted in Trading Blocs: Alternative Approaches to Analyzing Preferential Trading Agreements, ed. Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Pravin Krishna, and Arvind Panagariya, MIT Press, 1999, Ch. 15 (pp. 281–296).