Rodney D. Ludema

Curriculum Vitae


Department of Economics 

Georgetown University 

Washington DC, 20057-1045 

Telephone: (202) 687-1429 

FAX: (202) 687-6102 


Primary Academic Position

Government Positions

Visiting Positions


Doctoral Thesis

"International Trade Agreements and GATT Rules: A Game-Theoretic Approach," sponsored by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati 

Grants and Awards

Courses taught

International Trade (Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.), Topics in International Trade, International Finance, Principles of Economics, Public Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Growth and Development, Accounting and Finance, Senior seminar in Political Economy, Senior Seminar in International Economics. 

PhD Advisees: Vladimir Osakovsky (2001), Surani Jayasuriya (2002), Taizo Takeno (2002), Yanling Wang (2003), Pinar Cebi (2005), Evelina Mengova (2005), Utku Kumru (2005), Henric Adey (2006), Eteri Kvintradze (2006), Renee Bowen(2008), Justin Pierce (2009), Jose Daniel Reyes (2010), Zhi George Yu (2010), Jared Fronk (2014), Shen Qu (2014).

Current Research Interests:

International trade policy, trade agreements, political economy, regionalism, economic sanctions, trade and environment.


1. Refereed Journal Articles

2. Non-refereed Journal Articles

3. Book Chapters and Book Reviews

Working Papers

Professional Contributions

Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics, 2004-2021.

Refereeing for: American Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics and Politics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of International Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, Resource & Energy Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of International Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Southern Journal of Economics, and The World Economy

Director, International Economics Seminar, Georgetown University, 2003, 2006-2010, 2013, 2016-17.


Recent Seminar and Conference Presentations


Scientific Workshop on Sanctions: Theory, Quantitative Evidence, and Policy Implications, Drexel University; Cowles FoundationSummer International Trade Policy Conference, Yale University; WTO Case Law Workshop, European University Institute. 


Seminar, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Seminar, Stanford University, Department of Economics; Conference presentation, Washington Area International Trade Symposium


Congressional testimony, Senate Banking Committee Hearing on Sanctions;  Standards Publishing Advisory Board Annual Conference (Keynote), San Diego, CA;  Southern Economics Association Meetings, Washington, DC.


CESifo Venice Summer Institute, Venice, Italy; 7th Annual Conference of the Trade, Integration, and Growth Network (TIGN), Sao Paulo, Brazil; Seminar at University of Texas-Austin; Invited Speeches, UC San Diego, Harvard Kennedy School.


International Conference on Free Trade Agreements and New Openness in China (Keynote), Shanghai, China; Seminar, Southern Methodist University.


Conference, Stanford Center for International Development Trade; Seminars at Florida International University and George Washington University.


Southern Economics Association Meetings, Atlanta, GA.


NBER summer institute, Cambridge MA.Yale-Princeton Conference on International Political Economy, Princeton, NJ. Seminars at University of Maryland, Peking University, Renmin University, Shanghai University of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong University.


NBER Summer Institute, Cambridge, MA. Seminars at Yale and University of Chicago. CEPR Conference on Political Economy, Barcelona, Spain. 

(Updated: August 2023)