Professor Nelson obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. In addition to positions with the U.S. Treasury and The World Bank, he has held regular faculty positions at Rutgers University, University of Texas-Dallas, and Syracuse University, and has held visiting positions at Washington University in St. Louis, the Australian National University, the University of Nottingham, and Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz.
He is currently an external fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy at the University of Nottingham. His primary research interests lie in the areas of political economy of trade policy, the empirical link between globalization and wages, and trade and trade policy under increasing returns to scale.
Political economy of trade
- “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? US-Countervailing Measures (China) (21.5)“. 2021. World Trade Review, V.20-#4, pp. 556-565.
- with Laura Puccio. “Nihil novi sub sole. The need for rethinking WTO and green subsidies in light of United States – Renewable Energy“. 2021. World Trade Review, V.20-#4, pp. 491-508.
- with Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis & Robert Wolfe. “Stakeholder Preferences and Priorities for the Next WTO Director General“. 2021. Global Policy, V.12-#S3, pp. 13-22.
- with Bernard Hoekman. “Rethinking International Subsidy Rules“. 2020. The World Economy; V.43-#12, pp. 3104-3132.
- with Peter Egger & Maximilian von Ehrlich. “The Trade Effects of Skilled versus Unskilled Immigration“. 2020. Journal of Comparative Economics; V.48-#2, pp. 448-464.
- with Bernard Hoekman. “21st Century Trade Agreements and the Owl of Minerva“. 2018. Annual Review of Resource Economics; V.10-#1, pp. 161-183.
- with Peter Egger & Joseph Francois. “The Role of Goods Trade Networks for Services Trade Volumes“. 2017, World Economy; V.40-#3, pp. 532-543
- with Kym Anderson, Joseph Francois & Glyn Wittwer. “Intra-Industry Trade in a Rapidly Globalizing Industry: The Case of Wine“. 2016, Review of International Economics, V.24-#4, pp. 820-836.
- with Peter Egger, Joseph Francois & Miriam Manchin. “Non-Tariff Barriers, Integration, and the Trans-Atlantic Economy“. 2015, Economic Policy; V.30-#83, pp. 539-584