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Bruce Blonigen

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  • Affiliation: administrative faculty
  • Title: Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science
  • Additional Title: Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Phone: 541-346-3902
  • Office: 401 Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Interests: international trade, industrial organization, applied econometrics.
  • Website: Website


  • Multinational firms
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Trade policies


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Davis, 1995
  • M.A., Economics, University of California, Davis, 1992
  • B.A., Economics, German, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN., 1988


  • Economics Analysis of Communication Issues


  • Airline Traffic and Regional Growth: Evidence from a Major Policy Experiment.” NBER Working Paper No. 18278, with Anca Cristea.
  • Cherries for Sale: Export Networks and the Incidence of Cross-border M&A,”  NBER Working Paper No. 18414, with Lionel Fontagne, Nick Sly, and Farid Toubal.
  • Are All Trade Protection Policies Created Equal? Empirical Evidence for Nonequivalent Market Power Effects of Tariffs and Quotas, Journal of International Economics 2013, with Benjamin Liebman, Justin Pierce, and Wesley Wilson.
  • Revisiting the Evidence on Trade Policy Preferences, Journal of International Economics 2011.
  • Measuring the Benefits of Foreign Product Variety with an Accurate Variety Set, Journal of International Economics 2010, with Anson Soderbery.

Appointments, Distinctions and Service to UO

  • 2014-present—Associate Dean for Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UO
  • 2013-2014—Interim Associate Dean for Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UO
  • 2008-2013—Department Head, Economics Department, UO
  • 2008-present—Advisory Board, Internationality: A Journal of Critical Global Studies
  • 2006-present—Co-Editor, Journal of International Economics
  • 2006-present—Editorial Board, Review of International Economics
  • 2004-present—Board of Editors, North American Journal of Economics and Finance
  • 2001-present—Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, UO

Awards and Grants

  • National Science Foundation grant: Trade Protection and the US Steel Industry; co-recipient, 2004-2006
  • Williams Council Teaching Award, UO; co-recipient, 2004
  • Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, UO, 2003
  • Williams Council Teaching Award, UO, co-recipient, 2002


Professor Blonigen is married and has one son. In his free time, he likes to root for the Ducks, coach his son, play some golf, hike trails, and read the occasional historical book on military campaigns.