Peri da Silva earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He earned his M.S. degree in Economics from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro and his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is currently an professor of Economics at Kansas State University where he has been part of the faculty in the Department of Economics since the Fall of 2011. Previously he was an assistant and associate Professor of Economics at the University of North Dakota. Peri is an international trade economist with research interests in the political economy of trade and in trade agreements. His current research agenda investigates the reasons why countries form regional trade agreements, as well as the reasons behind the choice of their type, the effects of Chinese import competition on U.S. labor market outcomes, and the extent of cooperation among members of the World Trade Organization. Peri has served as a consultant for the UNCTAD and the World Bank group and is a fellow at the GEP centre at Nottingham and the Ld'A in Milan.
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