Robert Kudrle

Orville and Jane Freeman Chair in International Trade and Investment Policy
cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; international economic relations; international relations; tax policy

Robert T. Kudrle, professor, also is an adjunct faculty member with the University of Minnesota Law School. He studies industrial organization, public policy toward business, and international economic policy. Much of his recent research has examined economic relations among industrial countries. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as a consultant to the Internal Revenue Service, Canadian Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, U.N. Center on Transnational Corporations, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agency for International Development, and Urban Institute. Kudrle has been vice president of the International Studies Association.

Kudrle is past co-editor of International Studies Quarterly and subsequently served on its editorial board. He has also served on the editorial boards of International Interactions, the International Political Economy YearbookInternational Intensives, and the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

A Rhodes Scholar, Kudrle holds a doctorate in economics from Harvard University and master of philosophy degree in economics from Oxford University.

In The Media

Professor Robert Kudrle is quoted in this story regarding U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen's support of a border-adjustment tax, which is opposed by Minnesota retail giants Target and Best Buy. 

Star Tribune
February 17, 2017

Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen's support of a border-adjustment tax, which is part of the House's overall tax reform bill, is opposed by Minnesota retail giant Target Corp. Economist Robert Kudrle is quoted. 

February 3, 2017