Department of Economics
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
E-mail: james.anderson@bc.edu


Oberlin College - B.A., June 1965, cum laude with Honors in Economics
Vanderbilt University (no degree), 1965-66
University of Wisconsin - Ph.D., 1969


International Economics, Micro Theory and Applications, Economic History, and Economic Development.


International Trade and Finance (graduate), Trade and Finance (undergraduate), Micro Theory (undergraduate) and American Economic History (undergraduate).





The Relative Inefficiency of Quotas, MIT Press, 1988.


  1. "The Uruguay Round and Welfare in Some Distorted Agricultural Economies," Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming.

  2. "Effective Protection Redux," Journal of International Economics, forthcoming.

  3. "Trade Reform with a Government Budget Constraint," forthcoming in Trade Policy and the Pacific Rim, J. Piggott and A. Woodland, eds., Macmillan for the International Economic Association.

  4. "A New Approach to Evaluating Trade Policy", with Peter Neary, Review of Economic Studies, 63, February 1996, 107-125.

  5. "Tariff Index Theory", Review of International Economics, 3, June, 1995,156-173.

  6. "Domestic Distortions and International Trade", with Peter Neary, International Economic Review, Feb, 1995, 36, 139-158.

  7. "Measuring the Restrictiveness of Trade Policy", with Peter Neary, World Bank Economic Review, May 1994.

  8. "The Trade Restrictiveness of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement", with Peter Neary, World Bank Economic Review, May 1994.

  9. "Strategic Lobbying and Antidumping", Journal of Economic Integration (special issue on dumping), June 1994.

  10. "The Theory of Protection" in David Greenaway and L. Alan Winters eds. Surveys of International Trade, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1994.

  11. "Domino Dumping, II: Antidumping", Journal of International Economics, 35, 133-150, August 1993.

  12. "Domino Dumping, I: Competitive Exporters", American Economic Review, March 1992.

  13. "Optimal Taxation and Debt in an Open Economy" with Leslie Young, Journal of Public Economics, Feb, 1992.

  14. "Trade Reform with Quotas, Partial Rent Retention and Tariffs" with Peter Neary, Econometrica, Jan. 1992.

  15. "The Optimal Borrowing Tax", Journal of International Economic Integration, Spring 1991. Awarded the Dae Yang Prize for best article in 1991.

  16. "The Coefficient of Trade Utilization: the Cheese Case" in R. Baldwin ed. Empirical Studies of Commercial Policy, NBER, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

  17. "The Coefficient of Trade Utilization: Back to the Baldwin Envelope", in Tne Political Economy of International Trade, R. Jones and A. Krueger eds., London: Basil Blackwell, 1989.

  18. "The Relative Inefficiency of Quotas," Journal of Economic Education, Winter 1988, 65-81.

  19. "Quotas as Options: Optimality and Quota License Pricing under Uncertainty," Journal of International Economics, Aug. 1987, 23, 21-40.

  20. "The Effect of Warranty on Used Car Prices," with Frank Gollop, in Empirical Approaches to Consumer Protection, FTC, 1985.

  21. "The Relative Inefficiency of Quotas: The Cheese Case," American Economic Review, March, 1985.

  22. "An Econometric Model of Regulated Airline Flight Rivalry," with M. Kraus, Research in the Economics of Transportation, December, 1984.

  23. "Identification of Interactive Behavior in Airline Markets," Journal of Industrial Economics, June, 1984.

  24. "The Optimality of Tariff Quotas Under Uncertainty," with L. Young, Journal of International Economics, Nov., 1982.

  25. "The Optimal Trade Restrictions with Risk Aversion," with L. Young, Review of Economic Studies, April 1982.

  26. "The Heckscher-Ohlin and Travis-Vanek Theorems Under Uncertainty," Journal of International Economics, May 1981.

  27. "Quality of Service and the Demand for Air Travel," with M. Kraus, Review of Economics and Statistics, November, 1981.

  28. "Cross-Section Tests of the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem: Comment," American Economic Review, December 1981.

  29. "The Optimal Policies for Restricting Trade Under Uncertainty," with L. Young, Review of Economic Studies, November 1980.

  30. "On the Measurement of Welfare Costs Under Uncertainty," Southern Economic Journal, April 1979.

  31. "A Theoretical Foundation for the Gravity Equation," American Economic Review, March 1979.

  32. "Optimal Trade with Payments Uncertainty," Southern Economic Journal, January 1978.

  33. "Optimal Buffering Policies for a Small Trading Country," Southern Economic Journal, September 1976.

  34. "The Social Cost of Input Distortions: A Comment and a Generalization," American Economic Review, March 1976.

  35. "International Trade with Fluctuating Prices," with John G. Riley, International Economic Review, February 1976.

  36. "A Note on Welfare Surpluses and Gains from Trade in General Equilibrium," American Economic Review, September 1974.

  37. "Effective Rates of Protection in the U.S.: An Historical Comparison," Journal of International Economics, February 1972.

  38. "General Equilibrium and the Effective Rate of Protection," The Journal of Political Economy, July/August, 1970.

  39. "Substitution and Two Concepts of Effective Rate of Protection," with Seiji Naya, American Economic Review, September 1969.

  40. Reply to a comment relating to the above, American Economic Review, December 1970.

Selected Reviews

  1. "Auction Quotas and US Trade Policy" by F. Bergsten et al. Journal of Economic Literature, March, 1989.

  2. "Sources of International Comparative Advantage," Edward Leamer, Journal of Economic Literature, March, 1987.

  3. "The Structure and Evolution of Recent U.S. Trade Policy," edited by R.E. Baldwin and A.O. Krueger, Journal of International Economics, Nov. 1986.

  4. "A Theory of International Trade Under Uncertainty," E. Helpman and A. Razin, Journal of Economic Literature, December 1979.


  1. "Trade Restrictiveness Benchmarks", 1995

  2. "The Welfare Impact of Fiscal Policy: A Simple Unified Accounting" 1995, with Will Martin

  3. "A Mercantilist Index of Trade Policy," 1996

  4. "Revenue Neutral Trade Reform with Many Households, Quotas and Tariffs," 1997

  5. "Trade and Security, I: Anarchy" with Doug Marcouiller, 1997.


  1. "The Market for Influence" with Tom Prusa

  2. "Measuring Trade Restrictiveness" with Peter Neary (Book project under contract with MIT Press).

  3. "Trade and Security, II: Organization" and empirical/historical work on this theme


Referee for IER, JPE, EJ, JPubE, JDE, REStat, Economics and Politics, various other journals; NSF.

Recent Conference Presentations

Recent invited seminars

University College Dublin, Boston University, NBER, Harvard University, Pompeu Fabra University, Stockholm University, LSE, University of Konstanz, Ludwig Maximilian University-Munich, Lund University, Copenhagen Business School.


Indicators of Openness, OECD, 1996
Agricultural Price Changes and Welfare in Distorted Eonomies, World Bank, 1995-6.
Applications of the Trade Restrictiveness Index, with Peter Neary, World Bank, 1991-4.