Mary Lovely is a professor of economics at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she combines interests in international economics and public economics. She was a co-editor of the China Economic Review from 2011-2015. Her current research projects investigate the pollution content of Chinese exports, market access and cross-city wage variation, the effect of tariff reductions on labor shares of value in Chinese manufacturing firms, and the nature of Chinese trade flows. She has recently completed work on the relationship between employment at American manufacturing firms and outsourcing to low-income countries, and the roles of provincial differences in environmental policy and labor conditions in directing foreign direct investment flows to Chinese provinces. Lovely’s earlier work considered the measurement of labor market effects of increased international trade, the distributional effects of industrial policy, the geographic concentration of exporting firms, and the welfare effects of smuggling. Lovely earned her doctorate in economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University. She has taught at Syracuse University since 1988. From 2011-2017 she directed SU’s International Relations Program and from 2015-2017 she served as faculty representative to the University’s Board of Trustees. Lovely is a nonresident senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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