The UK's trade economists

British economists will be happy to hear that the ESRC’s benchmarking review of UK economics, chaired by Elhanan Helpman, concluded that international trade “is doing well and improving” in Britain. “The output of the leading scholars is of high quality,” though “expertise in the field is highly concentrated in just a handful of economics departments.” “Recent hires at the junior and senior level have significantly strengthened the field in the UK.” (ESRC pdf)

Related: Earlier news that Europeans have a growing share of JIE articles.