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Edward Balistreri

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

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 Yeutter Institute. The vision of University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus and renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter, the Yeutter Institute connects academic disciplines related to law, business, and agriculture in order to prepare students for leadership roles in international trade and finance, support interdisciplinary research, and increase public understanding of these issues.

For over two decades, Balistreri has engaged in relevant 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 all 50 states, and with a focus on agricultural products critical to Nebraska.

Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Balistreri held 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.


Recent Journal Articles

Balistreri, Edward J., Felix Baquedano, John C. Beghin (2022) `The impact of COVID-19 and associated policy responses on global food security,' Agricultural Economics, Early View: 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