Emily Blanchard

Associate Professor of Business Administration


Emily Blanchard is an Associate Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and 2017 Public Voices Fellow.  Her work centers on the economics and policy implications of globalization.

At Tuck, Blanchard teaches Global Economics for Managers and an elective research to practice seminar on Firms and International Economic Policy.  Prior to joining the Tuck faculty, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia.  She holds an A.B. from Wellesley and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Recent Highlights

Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy  //

Blanchard, Bown, and Johnson find that global supply chain trade has reduced tariff barriers both by increasing the use of bilateral trade preferences and by discouraging the use of temporary trade barriers (e.g. anti-dumping duties), especially against China.    Read the working paper here. 

Trade, Education and the Shrinking Middle Class  //

Published March 2016 in the Journal of International Economics.  Educational institutions can drive comparative trade and determine the distribution of human capital within and across countries. This paper suggests that the hollowing out of the middle class may stem in part from differences in the relative cost of educational attainment across countries.  Download the PDF

Export Composition as a Driver of Educational Attainment  //

In new work, Blanchard and coauthor Will Olney demonstrate that the composition of exports can and does drive long run aggregate educational attainment.  Their findings suggest that some types of exports may indeed be better than others.  Read more here. 

U.S. Multinationals and Preferential Market Access  //

Cutting tariffs in aid-for-trade deals is supposed to help the poor, but U.S. foreign investment also affects who gets duty-free access. Vox-EU  Tuck Forum  Download the PDF

Carry-Along Trade  //

New data reveal that the overwhelming majority of manufacturing firms export products that they do not produce.  This paper explores firms' make-or-source decisions, and suggests an important potential role for "demand complementarity," an idea based on the possibility that firms could increase demand for core products by also offering complementary, ancillary products for sale. Download the PDF






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

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