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Kyle Bagwell

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Donald L. Lucas Endowed Professor in Economics
Department of Economics
Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
PhD, Economics, Stanford University, 1986
BS, Economics, Southern Methodist University, 1983


Kyle Bagwell is the Donald L. Lucas Endowed Professor in Economics at Stanford University. He is also a senior fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a faculty affiliate of the Stanford King Center on Global Development.
Bagwell works in the fields of international trade, industrial organization and game theory. His research examines a range of theoretical and empirical questions relating to the purpose and design of GATT/WTO. He also explores theories of competition and cooperation in settings where asymmetric information is present. His research has been published in numerous academic journals, and in a book, The Economics of the World Trading System, co-authored with Robert W. Staiger and published by The MIT Press (2002). With Robert W. Staiger, he also served as a co-editor of the Handbook of Commercial Policy, published by Elsevier in 2016.
Bagwell holds undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics from SMU (1983) and a PhD in rconomics from Stanford University (1986). Prior to joining Stanford at the start of 2009, he was a faculty member at Northwestern University (1986-96) and at Columbia University (1996-2008). He was the Kelvin J. Lancaster Professor of Economic Theory at Columbia (2000-08).
Research Interests: 
Industrial Organization, International Trade, Law and Economics