Judith Dean

Lead International Economist, Office of Economics at U.S. International Trade Commission

Dr. Judith M. Dean is currently a Lead International Economist in the Research Division, of the Office of Economics, US International Trade Commission, where she specialises in international trade and development research. Her recent work combines these interests with the environment. In a series of empirical studies using Chinese data, she has explored the possibility that trade growth is beneficial for the environment, that foreign investors create pollution havens in poor countries, and, most recently, that foreign investment and production fragmentation may impact the pollution intensity of trade. Other China-related work includes an exploration of the vertical specialisation in China's trade. She is also continuing her work on trade restrictions and economic development, with a new focus on the utilisation of US trade preferences and their implications for growth and investment. Dr. Dean holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University. Prior to joining the ITC in 2000, she spent many years as Associate Professor of Economics at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.