Alan Deardorff

Past President
University of Michigan
Alan Deardorff

Alan V. Deardorff is John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University in 1971 and has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 1970. He served as Chair of the Department of Economics from 1991 to 1995 and has served as Associate Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy since 2007. He is co-author, with Robert M. Stern, of The Michigan Model of World Production and Trade and Computational Analysis of Global Trading Arrangements. He is also author of Terms of Trade: Glossary of International Economics, an expanded 2nd edition of which is forthcoming. He has published numerous articles on aspects of international trade theory and policy. His work on international trade theory has dealt primarily with the theory of comparative advantage and the Heckscher-Ohlin and other models that explain the patterns and effects of international trade. His work on trade policy has included analyses of anti-dumping laws, the safeguards clause of the GATT, and arguments for and against extending intellectual property protection to developing countries. In his work with Professors Stern and Drusilla K. Brown, he has used computable general equilibrium models of trade policy for a variety of purposes, including analysis of the Tokyo and Uruguay Rounds of multilateral trade negotiations and possible outcomes of the Doha Round.  For more information please visit his website.