Rodney D. Ludema
Professor of Economics
Rodney D. Ludema is the Chair of the Economics Department and the Director of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy in the School of Foreign Service
He is a Professor of Economics with a joint appointment in the School of Foreign Service and the Department of Economics. He received his B.A. from Calvin College and his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Columbia University.
Professor Ludema specializes in the area of international trade. His research interests include the political economy of trade policy, international trade bargaining, preferential trade agreements, trade and the environment, GATT rules and dispute settlement, and economic sanctions.
He served as Chief Economist of the United States Department of State from 2014 to 2016, and as Senior International Economist in the White House Council of Economic Advisers, 2012-13.