Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics at IMD Business School, Lausanne, VoxEU Founder & Editor-in-Chief at

Richard Baldwin is a Professor of International Economics at IMD Business School in Lausanne, the Editor-in-Chief of, which he founded in June 2007, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. Baldwin served as the President of CEPR (2016-2019), Director (2014–2016), Policy Director (2006–2014), and International Trade Programme Director (1991–2001). He has been a Research Fellow since 1988. He was a visiting professor at Oxford (2012-2015), the University of Adelaide (2013), and MIT (2003), and previously was a professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and Columbia Business School in New York (1986-1992). Before relocating to Europe, Baldwin was a Senior Staff Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors during the Bush (the Elder) Administration (1990-1991), where he was involved in trade negotiations, including the Uruguay Round, NAFTA, and numerous US-Japan trade disputes. His research interests include international trade, globalisation, regionalism, and European integration. His 2016 book, The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalisation, was listed by Larry Summers as one of the five most important books on globalisation ever. It was also listed by the FT and Economist Magazine as among the best books of 2016. His latest book, The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work, was published in 2019. He wrote his PhD at MIT under the guidance of Paul Krugman, with whom he has co-authored a half dozen articles. His MSc in economics is from the London School of Economics, his BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was awarded honorary doctorates from the Turku School of Economics and Business in Finland (2005), the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland (2012), and the Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (2014). Baldwin has served as an Elected Member on the Council of the European Economic Association (1999-2004, 2006-2011) and as Vice Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington (2008-2012)