Faculty & Research

Douglas A. Irwin

Visiting Professor of Economics

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Douglas Irwin is a visiting professor from Dartmouth College where he is the John French Professor of Economics. Before joining Dartmouth, Irwin was a faculty member at Booth from 1991-1997. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has also served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

The Financial Times has called Irwin “one of the world’s foremost trade scholars” for his work on trade policy, past and present. He is author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2017), a comprehensive study of the politics and economics of U.S. trade policy from the Tea Party to Trump. He is also author of Free Trade Under Fire (Princeton University Press, fourth edition 2015), Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press, 2012), Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression (Princeton University Press, 2011), Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton University Press, 1996). In addition to many scholarly articles on trade, he has written for a broader audience as well, such as his article “The False Promise of Protectionism: Why Trump’s Trade Policy Could Backfire” for Foreign Affairs (May/June 2017).

He earned a PhD in economics from Columbia University and received his BA from University of New Hampshire.


2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33501 International Commercial Policy 2017 (Fall)