Emily Blanchard

Assistant Profesor of Business Administration


Professor Blanchard studies the economics and policy implications of globalization.  Much of her work articulates a changing role for multilateral negotiation forums such as the World Trade Organization in response to production and ownership fragmentation across borders, and documents the extent to which the multinationalization of firms is already reshaping governments' trade policies. In other work, she examines how the interaction of trade openness and educational institutions shape local labor markets, and how in turn workers' skills ultimately influence democratic policy responses to globalization.  In recent work, Professor Blanchard has teamed up with co-authors to study firms' make-or-source decisions, demonstrating the importance of a `Carry-Along Trade' phenomenon and intermediaries in 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, Firms, Governments, and the Future of Trade, Immigration, and Investment Policy.  Prior to joining the Tuck Faculty in 2011, Professor Blanchard was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia, where she earned the “All University Teaching Award” in 2007.   She graduated with honors from Wellesley College in 1997, and earned a doctorate in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 2004.  She spent several years working in economic consulting in Cambridge, Massachusetts before attending graduate school.


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, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
  • AB, Wellesley, 1997

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