Kenneth A. Reinert

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Professor of Public Policy; Director, Global Commerce and Policy Program

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Phone: 703-993-8212
Fax: 703-993-8215
Mason Square, Van Metre Hall, Room 627
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1

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Kenneth A. Reinert is a professor of public policy in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He received a School of Public Policy Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003 and currently serves as director of the Global Commerce and Policy Program.

Reinert has published more than 80 papers in professional journals and edited volumes in the areas of international trade, economic development, and environmental policy. He is author of An Introduction to International Economics: New Perspectives on the World Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2012, 2020) and No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods (Oxford University Press, 2018), and coauthor of Globalization for Development: Meeting New Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is editor of the Handbook of Globalisation and Development (Edward Elgar, 2017) and coeditor of Applied Methods for Trade Policy Analysis: A Handbook (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and the two-volume Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (Princeton University Press, 2009).

He received his PhD in economics from the University of Maryland and held the positions of senior international economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission and associate professor of economics at Kalamazoo College. He has consulted for the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the OECD Development Centre, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Areas of Research

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Policy
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • Latin America
  • Microeconomics
  • Political Economy
  • Trade Policy
  • Applied Trade Policy Analysis
  • Globalization
  • Basic Goods Provision