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Kara Reynolds Professor Department of Economics

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(202) 885-3768 (Office)
CAS - Economics
Kreeger - 104B
By Appointment Only
PhD, Economics, University of Virginia
MA, Economics, University of Virginia
BA, International Studies, The American University

Prof. Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her PhD at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy of trade protection, particularly antidumping protection, and the impact of trade liberalization on workers and firms. Courses taught by Prof. Reynolds include Microeconomics (ECON-200, ECON-300, ECON-600, ECON-703) and International Economics: Trade (ECON-371, ECON-671).
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Summer 2022

  • ECON-603 Intro to Economic Theory

Fall 2022

  • ECON-440 Communicating Economics

  • ECON-671 International Economics: Trade

Spring 2023

  • ECON-478 Senior Policy Analysis Seminar

  • HNRS-098 Honors Capstone Supplement

  • HNRS-098 Honors Capstone Supplement

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • “Innovation and Imports Revisted: Evidence from U.S. Patent Data,” (with Benjamin Liebman), World Economy, forthcoming.
  • Trade Agreements and Enforcement: Evidence from WTO Dispute Settlement,” (with Chad P. Bown), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2017, 9(4): 64-100
  • “How Do Countries Respond to Antidumping Filings? Dispute Settlement and Retaliatory Antidumping,” (with Robert Feinberg), World Economy, 2018, 41(5), 1251-1268

  • "Trade Liberalization and Capital Spending by US Manufacturers" (with Benjamin Liebman), World Economy, 2015, 38(11): 1763-80.
  • "Trade Flows and Trade Disputes," (with Chad P. Bown), Review of International Organizations, 2015, 10(2): 145-177.
  • "Determinants of Cross-Border Merger Premia" (with Ralph Sonenshine), Review of World Economics, 2014, 150(1): 173-189.
  • "Under the Cover of Antidumping: Does Administered Protection Facilitate Domestic Collusion," Review of Industrial Organization, 2013, 42(4): 415-434.
  • "Innovation through Protection: Does Safeguard Protection Increase Investment in Research and Development," (with Benjamin Liebman), Southern Economic Journal, 2013, 80(1): 205-225.
  • "Maintaining New Markets: Determinants of Antitrust Enforcement in Central and Eastern Europe," (with Robert M. Feinberg and Mieke Meurs), Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 2012, 12(2): 203-219.
  • "Does Trade Adjustment Assistance Make a Difference?” (with John S. Palatucci), Contemporary Economic Policy, 2012, 30(1): 43-59.

Work In Progress

  • “Political Economy of Antidumping Reviews: The Impact of Discretion at the International Trade Administration,” (with Sydney Gourlay)

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Dupont Fellowship (1999-2001)
  • Summer Academic Enhacement Research Fellowship (2001)
  • Bankard Pre-doctoral Public Policy Fellowship
  • Graduate School of Arts and Science Dissertation Year Fellowship (2002-2003)
  • Harry Johnson Prize for the Best Article in the Canadian Journal of Economics (For The Returns from Rent-Seeking: Campaign Contributions, Firm Subsidies, and the Byrd Amendment)