Wyatt Brooks

Wyatt Brooks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on international trade, macroeconomics and development economics. A large part of his research studies the effects of international trade, particularly taking into account the characteristics of the trading country. He has also done field work in Nicaragua and Kenya.

Content by Wyatt Brooks
  • Publication - Project Report

    Growth policy, agglomeration, and (the lack of) competition

    28 Jul 2017 | Wyatt Brooks, Joseph Kaboski, Yao Amber Li

  • Blog post

    China’s industrial policy fosters collusion

    China’s economic growth is often attributed to the rapid proliferation of special economic zones (SEZ). New research suggests that gains to firms arising from the preferential tax and regulatory incentives for locating inside an SEZ, may come at a cost to consumers. Clustering may equally promote competition and collusion among firms in SEZs; could benefits from collusion...

    11 Jan 2017 | Joseph Kaboski, Wyatt Brooks, Yao Amber Li, Vikas Dimble

  • Project

    Industrial agglomeration and (the lack of) competition

    China’s economic growth is often attributed to the rapid proliferation of special economic zones (SEZs). The results of this project suggests that gains to firms arising from the tax and regulatory incentives they receive for locating inside an SEZ may come at a cost to consumers.  We found that SEZs in China actually promote collusion. Our 'index of...

    27 Oct 2016 | Joseph Kaboski, Wyatt Brooks, Yao Amber Li