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NBER Profile: James R. Markusen.

"Jim" Markusen has been an NBER Research Associate since 1990 in the Program on International Trade and Investment. He is also the Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Markusen earned his B.A. and Ph.D degrees in economics from Boston College. His first faculty position was at the University of Western Ontario; he also had visiting appointments in Ghana, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Israel, Sweden, and Spain. In 1990 he moved to the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he headed the economics department from 1991 to 1995.

Markusen served as a researcher and advisor during the mid-1980s for the McDonald Royal Commission in Canada, which laid the foundation for the U.S.-Canada free trade agreement. In the early 1990s, he worked with Mexican economists on the North American auto industry, attempting to estimate the effects of the (then) proposed North America free trade area (NAFTA) on the location of production and employment within North America. Currently, he is serving as an advisory to the Danish Ministry of Trade and Industry on a project to provide development assistance to the Baltic States. He also has finished a book on the role of multinationals in the international economy, which will be published by the MIT Press in the summer of 2002.

Markusen often attempts to present the pro-globalization case in anti-globalization conferences, after which he enjoys a hard bike ride in the mountains, followed by research into local micro brews. He is married to economist Ann Carlos, a native of Ireland. They have two teenage boys; one is a university student in Ireland, and the other attends school and plays ice hockey in Boulder.
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Date:Dec 22, 2001
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