Andres Rodriguez-Clare received his BA in economics at the University of Costa Rica, his M.A. at Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. at Stanford University. He was Associate Professor of Business Economics at the University of Chicago before moving to Costa Rica to serve as Chief of the Council of Presidential Advisors from 1998 to 2002. He was Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2002 and the M.I.T. Department of Economics in 2004, and Senior Research Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank from 2002 to 2005. He is now Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University.
He is the author of many articles and papers on microeconomic theory, international trade and economic development, including "Multinationals, Linkages and Economic Development" (American Economic Review, 1996), "The Neoclassical Revival in Growth Economics: Has It Gone Too Far?" (with Pete Klenow, 1997 NBER Macroeconomics Annual), "The Value of Trade Agreements in the Presence of Political Pressures" (with Giovanni Maggi, Journal of Political Economy, 1998) and "Externalities and Growth " (with Pete Klenow, Handbook of Economic Growth, 2005). He is currently working on topics of development, growth and international trade.