Teresa Fort

Associate Professor of Business Administration


Teresa Fort is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She conducts research in international trade and industrial organization. Her current work analyzes how technology affects firm-level offshoring and production fragmentation decisions, and the impact of these decisions on domestic employment and innovation.
Professor Fort is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.


Teresa Fort Joins National Bureau of Economic Research  //

Fort has been appointed a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER’s International Trade and Investment Program. Learn more

Technology and Production Fragmentation: Domestic versus Foreign Sourcing   //

NBER Working Paper 22550, updated version of CES Working Paper 13-35 previously circulated as “Breaking up is hard to do: Why firms fragment production across locations.” Accepted at the Review of Economic Studies.
Read the paper

Employment Dynamics and Business Cycles  //

Teresa Fort and co-authors attempt to explain why young, small businesses were hit especially hard in the Great Recession. Read review at NBER

Redefining 21st Century Business  //

Research by Teresa Fort and Andrew Bernard examines the increasingly blurry distinction between manufacturers and wholesalers. Read the article in Tuck Faculty Insights

Are Advances in Communication Driving Jobs Overseas?  //

Teresa Fort's new study challenges this and other assumptions on offshoring. Read the article from Tuck Forum






  • PhD, University of Maryland, 2012
  • MA, University of Maryland, 2008
  • BA, University of Virginia, 2000