Stephen L.S. Smith

B.A. Williams College
Ph.D. Stanford University

Teaching Areas
International economics, economic development, international political economy, econometrics

Selected Recent Research
"Ethnic Networks and Price Dispersion" (with Michael Anderson and Martin Davies). Forthcoming in Review of International Economics.

Economic Growth: Unleashing the Power of Human Flourishing (with Edd S. Noell and Bruce G. Webb), AEI Press, 2013.

“Can Price Dispersion Reveal Distance-Related Trade Costs? Evidence from the United States” (with Michael Anderson and Kurt Schaefer). Global Economy Journal. 2013. Vol. 13(2), June.

“World Trade Organization” (with David Lumsdaine). In The Oxford Companion to American Politics, Oxford University Press, 2012.

“The International Monetary System: The Good, Bad and the Ugly,” chapter 10 in Steven L. Rundle, ed., Economic Justice in a Flat World: Christian Perspectives on Globalization. 2009. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster.

“Foreign Direct Investment: The ‘Monster’ Revisited,” chapter 5 in Steven L. Rundle, ed., Economic Justice in a Flat World: Christian Perspectives on Globalization.  2009.  Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster.

“How Does History Matter?  Hysteresis in Canadian Trade.”  2007.  North American Journal of Economics and Finance Vol. 18, No. 3 (December), pp. 279-91 (with Michael A. Anderson).

"The United States and Global Poverty: How Can Aid make a Difference?" Presented at the conference on "The USA with the World" sponsored by the Center for Christian Studies, Gordon College, September 2006.

"Macroeconomic Stability and Poverty Reduction," with Andrew Levin. Ch. 18 in Dean, Judith M., Julie A. Schaffner, and Stephen L. S. Smith, eds., Attacking Poverty in the Developing World, (Waynesboro, GA and Milton Keynes, UK: Authentic Media/World Vision, 2005).

"Borders and Price Dispersion: New Evidence on Persistent Arbitrage Failures," with Michael A. Anderson. Presented at the Mid-West International Economics Meetings, November, 2004.

"The Advantage to Trade: Bhagwati and Irwin," Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2002, pp. 127-134.

Contact Information
Department of Economics & Business

Stephen L.S. Smith


Review of Jeffrey Sachs' Common Wealth (PDF)
from Faith and Economics journal, No. 54, fall 2009.

The United States and Global Poverty (PDF)
A paper presented at the Center for Christian Studies' "USA With the World" conference

Borders and Price Dispersion (PDF)
New Evidence On Persistent Arbitrage Failures