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Michael Waugh

Michael Waugh

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-74
New York, NY 10012


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Michael Waugh joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Economics in September 2009. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Waugh worked as a research economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and as a consultant to the World Bank.

Professor Waugh's research focuses on international trade and economic growth and development. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including the Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship at the University of Iowa in 2007-8 and the Graduate Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award at the University of Iowa in 2010.

Professor Waugh received his B.A. in Economics from Saint Anselm College, his M.A. in Economics from Fordham University and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa.

Research Interests

  • International trade
  • Economic growth and development
  • Macroeconomics

Academic Background

B.A., Economics
Saint Anselm College

M.A., Economics
Fordham University

Ph.D., Economics
University of Iowa

Awards & Appointments

University of Iowa Graduate Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award 2010
University of Iowa Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship 2007

Selected Publications

M. Waugh
International Trade and Income Differences
American Economic Review, 100(5): 2093 - 2124

Areas of Expertise


  • Globalization & Trade