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Richard A. Brecher

Full Professor

Degrees: B.A. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard)

Office: B-852 Loeb, 613-520-2600 x 3765

E-mail: richard [dot] brecher [at] carleton [dot] ca

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

Selected publications:

“Unemployment of Skilled and Unskilled Labor in an Open Economy: International Trade, Migration, and Outsourcing” (with Zhiqi Chen), Review of International Economics, Vol. 18, No. 5 (November 2010), pp. 990–1000.

“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).

“Minimum Wage Rates and the Pure Theory of International Trade,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 88, No. 1 (February 1974), pp. 98–116.