Professor of Economics
2115 G St., NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Areas of Expertise
Pelzman has published articles in a number of leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, European Economic Review, and Southern Economic Journal. His primary professional interests are in the areas of international trade, international trade law and law and economics. Although he has conducted research on a variety of trade topics, including the trade potential of former Soviet economies, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam and Israel, he has focused on the economic impact of trade distortions, enforcement rules for dispute settlements and regional arrangements. He has also written extensively on the US textile and apparel industry and on the trade in quota instruments. His current work centers on terror and its economic impact: an econometric approach measuring volatility, delinking tariff liberalization and domestic tax reforms; deconstructing economic development in the Middle East - the Israel's experience as the standard; post-MFA textile & apparel competition; and the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding: enforcement and revision issues.