Benjamin H. Liebman, Ph.D.
Dr. Liebman graduated from Oberlin College in 1994 as an English major and studied economics as a post-baccalaureate due to an interest in globalization. Professor Liebman received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2003, where he specialized in international economics and applied microeconomics. His current research focuses on the impact of U.S. trade policy.
- B.A. Oberlin College, 1994
- M.S. University of Oregon, 2000
- Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2003
Dr. Liebman joined the SJU economics department in 2003, and has served as department chair since 2010. Dr. Liebman's research appears in several academic journals, including Journal of International Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Southern Journal of Economcis, Review of International Economics, and Review of World Economics. Dr. Liebman has also provided consulting services on the steel industry, a central topic in his research, and has been interviewed by various television, radio, and print media outlets.
- ECN 102-D01 Introductory Macroeconomics MR 1-2:15
- ECN 102-D02 Introductory Macroeconomics MR 2:30-3:45
"Are All Trade Protection Policies Created Equal? Empirical Evidence for Nonequivalent Market Power Effects of Tariffs and Quotas," with Bruce Blonigen, Justin R. Pierce, and Wesley W. Wilson, 2010. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper no.16391.
“Safeguards and Retaliatory Threats,” with Kasaundra M. Tomlin, Journal of Law and Economics, 51(2): 351-276, May 2008.
“Steel Safeguards and the Welfare of U.S. Steel Firms and Downstream Consumers of Steel: A Shareholder Wealth Perspective,” with Kasaundra M. Tomlin, Canadian Journal of Economics, 40(3) 812-842, August 2007.
“Self-Protection-Antidumping Duties, Collusion, and FDI,” with Ronald B. Davies, Review of International Economics, 14(5): 741-757 (lead article), November 2006.
Harry Johnson Prize for Best Article Published in the CJE). “Blood for Oil? Gulf War II and the ‘Ultimate Strategic Petroleum Reserve,’” in Arthur B. Shostak (Ed.), Beyond 9/11 and the Iraq War: The Rocky Road to Peace and Reconstruction, Chelsea House, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
“Safeguards, China, and the Price of Steel,” Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 142(2): 354-372, Summer 2006.
“ITC Voting Behavior on Sunset Reviews,” Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 140(3): 446-475, Fall 2004.
Working Papers/Work in Progress
“Does Protection Stimulate Innovation,” with Kara Reynolds
“Innovation through Protection: Does Safeguard Protection Increase Investment in Research and Development?” with Kara Reynolds.
“Reward, Punishment, and the Byrd Amendment,” with Kasaundra M. Tomlin
"Trade Liberalization, Import Competition, and U.S. Manufacturing Investment" with Kara Reynolds
“Trade Policy and Exit in the Steel Industry,” with Bruce A. Blonigen and Wesley W. Wilson
Dr. Liebman is particularly interested in U.S. antidumping policy as well as trade protection in the U.S. steel industry. His work has been published by scholarly journals that include the Review of World Economics, Review of International Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and the Canadian Journal of Economics, as well as the National Bureau of Economic Research working paper series.
Faculty Expert Profile
Expertise: International Economics, U.S. Trade Policy, Applied Microeconomics