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Ehsan U. Choudhri

Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor

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

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:

“The Real Exchange Rate in the Long Run: Balassa-Samuelson Effects Reconsidered” (with Michael D. Bordo, Giorgio Fazio and Ronald MacDonald), Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 75 (July 2017), pp. 69–92.

“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.