Emily Blanchard

Assistant Profesor of Business Administration


Professor Blanchard studies the economics and policy implications of globalization.  In one series of work, she articulates a changing role for government policy and the World Trade Organization in response to foreign investment and global supply chains.  In another set of papers, she examines how globalization shapes human capital acquisition and democratic policy responses to macroeconomic shocks. Most recently, Professor Blanchard has teamed up with co-authors to explore a `Carry-Along Trade' phenomenon and the role of intermediaries in shaping aggregate trade patterns. 

At Tuck, Professor Blanchard teaches the second core economics course, Global Economics for Managers, as well as an elective research to practice seminar on Firms and International Economic Policy.  Prior to joining the Tuck faculty, Professor Blanchard was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia, where she earned the “All University Teaching Award” in 2007.   She holds degrees from Wellesley College (AB) and the University of Wisconsin (MSc, PhD in Economics).  


Aiding Your Own  //

While cutting tariffs in aid-for-trade deals is supposed to help the poor, Emily Blanchard shows that U.S. foreign investment also affects who gets duty-free access. Read more in Tuck ForumDownload the PDF

Carry-Along Trade  //

The authors document that the overwhelming majority of manufacturing firms export products that they do not produce, then develop a simple theory of firms' make-or-source decisions consistent with patterns observed in the data. Download the PDF

Trade, Education and the Shrinking Middle Class  //

The authors develop a new model of trade in which educational institutions drive comparative trade and determine the distribution of human capital within and across countries. Download the PDF






  • PhD, MSc. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • AB, Wellesley College

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