International Macroeconomics 3rd by Robert C. Feenstra Alan M. Taylor, James Taylor
About the Authors
Robert C. Feenstra and Alan M. Taylor are Professors of Economics at the University of California, Davis. They each began their studies abroad: Feenstra received his B.A. in 1977 from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Taylor received his B.A. in 1987 from King’s College, Cambridge, U.K. They trained as professional economists in the United States, where Feenstra earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981 and Taylor earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1992. Feenstra has been teaching international trade at the undergraduate and graduate levels at UC Davis since 1986, where he holds the C. Bryan Cameron Distinguished Chair in International Economics. Taylor teaches international macroeconomics, growth, and economic history at UC Davis, where he also holds appointments as Director of the Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy and Professor of Finance in the Graduate School of Management.
Both Feenstra and Taylor are active in research and policy discussions in international economics. They are research associates of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where Feenstra directs the International Trade and Investment research program. They have both published graduate level books in international economics: Offshoring in the Global Economy and Product Variety and the Gains from Trade (MIT Press, 2010), by Robert C. Feenstra, and Global Capital Markets: Integration, Crisis and Growth (Cambridge University Press, 2004), by Maurice Obstfeld and Alan M. Taylor. Feenstra received the Bernhard Harms Prize from the Institute for World Economics, Kiel, Germany, in 2006, and delivered the Ohlin Lectures at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2008. Taylor was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and was awarded a Houblon-Norman/George Fellowship by the Bank of England in 2009–10.
Feenstra lives in Davis, California, with his wife, Gail, and has two grown children: Heather, who is a genetics counselor; and Evan, who is a musician and entrepreneur. Taylor also lives in Davis, with his wife, Claire, and has two young children, Olivia and Sebastian.