Richard Baldwin

Richard Edward Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva since 1991 and Director of Centre of Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London since 2014. He is Senior Editor of Economic Policy since 2014 Founder and Editor-in-Chief of since March 2006. He was Visiting Research Professor at the University of Oxford from 2012 to 2015; Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sep 2002 – Jan 2003 & Sep 1998 – Feb 1999). Previously, he was Associate Professor (1989–1991) and Assistant Professor (1986–1989) at Columbia University Business School.

He is member of the Advisory Committee of the Research Institute of Japan’s Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry since 2011 and member of the Global Agenda Council on Trade of the World Economic Forum since Sep. 2009. He was Vice Chair, Advisory Committee, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington from 2008 to 2012, Policy Director of CEPR London, from 2006 to 2014, Scientific Committee, CEPII, Paris from 2005 to 2007 and Co-managing Editor of the journal Economic Policy from 2000 to 2006. He was a Senior Staff Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors in the Bush Administration (1990-1991) following Uruguay Round, NAFTA and EAI negotiations as well as numerous US-Japan trade issues including the SII talks and the Semiconductor Agreement renewal.
The author of numerous books and articles, his research interests include international trade, globalisation, regionalism, and European integration; he has worked as consultant for the numerous governments, the European Commission, OECD, World Bank, EFTA, and USAID.

He wrote his PhD at MIT under the guidance of Paul Krugman, with whom he has co-author a half dozen articles the most recent of which was published in 2004. His M.Sc. is from LSE, his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was awarded Doctor honoris causa by the Turku School of Economics and Business, Turkey in 2005, the St. Gallen University, Switzerland in 2012 and recently by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), Peru, in October 2014.

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The Future of Work | Who’s Not Afraid of Robots? A Comparison of National Models

moderated by Gillian Tett with Richard Baldwin, Leif Pagrotsky

Event Webinar | Nov 10, 2020

Some nations have embraced new technologies, while others seem ill-prepared. What accounts for this difference?

The Future of Work Is Going to Be More Human

Video | Mar 20, 2019

As automation takes on more routine tasks, work will become more about creativity, ethics, and empathy