Raymond Robertson is a Professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Previously he was Professor of Economics at Macalester College. His research focuses on the union of international, labor, and development economics. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, Review of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and others. He serves on the advisory board at the Center for Global Development and was a member of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). He is currently the chair of the US Department of Labor's National Advisory Committee on Labor Provisions of Free Trade Agreement (NAC). His current work focuses on the effects of the ILO's Better Work program in Cambodia and other countries, as well as other issues relating to the effects of globalization on workers. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas after spending a year in Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2014.