Robert W. Staiger

staiger 2Robert W. Staiger is the Roth Family Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Economics, at Dartmouth College.

Professor Staiger received his A.B. from Williams College in 1980 and his Ph.D. from The University of Michigan in 1985. He was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University from 1985 through 1991 and was promoted at Stanford to tenured Associate Professor in 1991. In 1993 Staiger joined The University of Wisconsin Economics Department, where he remained until his return to Stanford in 2006 to become the Holbrook Working Professor in Commodity Price Studies in the Department of Economics. In 2011 he rejoined the Economics Department at Wisconsin as the Stockwell Professor of Economics, and during academic year 2013-2014 he visited Dartmouth as the Roth Family Distinguished Visiting Scholar, joining the Economics Department at Dartmouth in the Fall of 2014. Professor Staiger’s research focus is on international trade policy, rules and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the economics of the GATT/WTO.

Professor Staiger is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Reporter for the American Law Institute in its study of Principles of Trade Law: The World Trade Organization. He has served as Editor of the Journal of International Economics (along with Charles Engel) since January 2010, and together with Kyle Bagwell is currently serving as Editor of The Handbook of Commercial Policy (Elsevier), due out in 2016.