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About Mary E. Lovely

Mary E. Lovely is Professor of Economics at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she combines interests in international economics and public economics. She is co-editor of the China Economic Review. Her current research projects investigate the pollution content of Chinese exports, the implications of China's industrial restructuring, and the nature of Chinese trade flows. She has recently completed work on the role of provincial differences in environmental policy and labor conditions in directing foreign direct investment flows to Chinese provinces. Dr. Lovely’s earlier work considered the measurement of labor market effects of increased international trade, the distributional effects of industrial policy, the geographic concentration of exporting firms, and the welfare effects of smuggling. She has studied the optimal design of commodity taxes when consumers cross borders to shop in lower‑taxing jurisdictions as well as the benefits and costs of restricting this activity. Dr. Lovely earned her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University. She has taught at Syracuse University since 1988.


Present Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar, Syracuse University
Present Chair, International Relations, Syracuse University
Present Senior Research Associate, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Syracuse University
Present Professor, of Economics, Syracuse University

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Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1090