Nancy Chau is a professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 1999, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a research fellow at the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn.

Professor Chau's research interests fall under three main areas: international trade, regional economics, and economic development, with particular emphasis on the economics of information and uncertainty. Recent research focuses on index measurement of trade restrictiveness that accounts for second-best argumentation of trade policies, market-based approaches to foster labor and environmental standards via international trade, and the impact of direct farm payments and import barriers on export promotion.

She spent the first half of 2007 at IZA on a research fellowship granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and was appointed an IZA Research Fellow in August 2007.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15808
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14867
revised version published in: Economic Modelling, 2022, 108, 105733
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13420
published in: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 2020, 102 (3), 237-253
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12609
forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11579
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Development Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11519
forthcoming in: Festschrift in Honor of Pranab Bardhan
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11277
revised version forthcoming in: European Economic Review
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9973
revised version forthcoming as 'Consequences of Offshoring to Developing Nations: Labor-Market Outcomes, Welfare and Corrective Interventions' in: Economic Inquiry
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9972
forthcoming in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6228
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 34, 1-53
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6226
revised version published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2014, 57 (2), 349-386
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5845
revised version forthcoming in: Economic Journal [Online First]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5142
published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing: 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4406
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2016, 14, 81 - 108
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4363
revised version published as 'On Sweatshop Jobs and Decent Work' in: Journal of Development Economics, 2016, 121, 120 134
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3002
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2009, 93 (3-4), 482-497
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2998
published in: Economic Journal, 2010, 120 (543), 244 - 269