Professor of Economics & Global Affairs
Amit Khandelwal is a senior faculty member at the Jackson School of Global Affairs.
Previously, he was the Jerome Chazen Professor of Global Business and Chair of the Economics Division at Columbia Business School. He holds affiliations at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Council on Foreign Relations, and JPAL. He was previously Chair Editor of The Review of Economics and Statistics.
His research focuses on the link between international trade and economic development. He has studied how trade reforms in China and India affected participation in global markets and firms’ productivity. He has implemented randomized trials that explore the causal impacts of trade, FDI, and technology adoption in Egypt, Myanmar, and Pakistan. His most recent work has examined the U.S. trade war and its implications for the U.S. economy.
His expertise in policy issues includes international trade and industrial policy. At Columbia, he teaches courses in microeconomics, emerging markets, and has taught international seminars on the Indian, Chinese and Myanmar economies.
Amit received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and Bachelor’s degrees in economics and mathematics from Northwestern University.