Robert Kudrle

Professor
tax policy; international economic relations

Robert T. Kudrle is professor and Orville and Jane Freeman Chair in International Trade and Investment Policy at the Humphrey School, and 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 currently serves as consulting editor of the Journal of International Business Policy. 

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 featured in this Q&A explaining tariffs and international trade. 

Star Tribune
May 18, 2019

Professor Robert Kudrle is quoted in this story on how Minnesota's economy is being affected by the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China. 

Star Tribune
May 18, 2019