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Edward Balistreri

Duane Acklie Chair and Professor of Economics
HLH 525 P
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
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Edward  Balistreri Photo
Ph.D., University of Colorado--Boulder (1995)
B.A., Arizona State University (1989)
Areas of Expertise
  • International Economics
  • Public Economics

Professor Edward J. Balistreri became the Duane Acklie College of Business Yeutter Institute Chair at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2020. The Acklie Chair resides in the Department of Economics and serves as a core faculty member of the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Professor Balistreri has contributed to climate and trade-policy debates as an academic, a research economist at the United States International Trade Commission, and as a consultant.  This experience gives him a unique and informed perspective as both an educator and researcher. He has considerable expertise working with legal teams in the analysis of trade agreements and trade disputes, including a decomposition of policy impacts for US states, and with a focus on agricultural and energy products.  Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Balistreri held academic positions at Iowa State University and the Colorado School of Mines.  Balistreri earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University.

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Recent Journal Articles

Balistreri, Edward J. and Maxwell Brown (2023) `Calibrating Constant Elasticity of Substitution Technologies to Bottom-up Cost Estimates,' Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 8(1), 55-76 (open access)

Balistreri, Edward J., Felix Baquedano, John C. Beghin (2022) `The impact of COVID-19 and associated policy responses on global food security,' Agricultural Economics, 53, 855-869 DOI: 10.1111/agec.12749.

Balistreri, Edward J. and David G. Tarr (2022) `Mathematics of Generalized Versions of the Melitz, Krugman, and Armington Models with Detailed Derivations,' Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 7(2), 66-139 (open access) Link to associated project files and GAMS code.

He, Xi, Edward J. Balistreri, Gyu Hyun Kim and Wendong Zhang (2022) `A General Equilibrium Assessment of COVID-19’s Labor Productivity Impacts on China's Regional Economies,' Journal of Productivity Analysis, 58, 129-150 DOI: 10.1007/s11123-022-00642-3.

Balistreri, Edward J. and David G. Tarr (2022) `Welfare gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz models: Comparisons grounded on gravity,' Economic Inquiry, 60(4), 1681-1703 DOI: 10.1111/ecin.13082. Link to associated project files and GAMS code.

Shin, Sangho and Edward J. Balistreri (2022) `The other trade war: Quantifying the Korea-Japan trade dispute,' Journal of Asian Economics, 79, 101442 DOI: 10.1016/j.asieco.2022.101442.

Balistreri, Edward J., Petros C. Mavroidis, and Thomas J. Prusa (2021) `What if? Tinkering with the Counterfactual A Comment on US-Washing Machines (Article 22.6-US),' World Trade Review, 20(4), 421-435 DOI: 10.1017/S1474745621000276.

Balistreri, Edward J., and Russell H. Hillberry (2021) `21st Century Trade Wars,' Chapter 9 in Peter B. Dixon, Joseph Francois, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe (eds.) Policy Analysis and Modeling of the Global Economy: A Festschrift Celebrating Thomas Hertel, World Scientific, 279-297 DOI: 10.1142/9789811233630_0009.

Li, Minghao, Edward J. Balistreri, and Wendong Zhang (2020) `The U.S.-China trade war: tariff data and general equilibrium analysis,' Journal of Asian Economics, 69,1-13 DOI: 10.1016/j.asieco.2020.101216.

Balistreri, Edward J. and David G. Tarr (2020) 'Comparison of deep integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington models: The case of The Philippines in RCEP,' Economic Modelling, 85, 255-271 DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2019.05.023.

Balistreri, Edward J., Daniel T. Kaffine, and Hidemichi Yonezawa (2019) 'Optimal environmental border adjustments under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade,' Environmental and Resource Economics, 74(3), 1037-1075 DOI: 10.1007/s10640-019-00359-2.

  • ECON 312A Intermediate Microeconomics--Quantitative
  • ECON 421 International Trade
  • ECON 921 Seminar in International Trade and Finance