Keith Head

Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia


Keith Head is a Professor in the Strategy and Business Economics division at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He holds the HSBC Professorship in Asian Commerce. Professor Head teaches courses on international business management and government policies towards business.

He obtained his B.A. at Swarthmore College in 1986 and his Ph.D. in economics (supervised by Paul Krugman) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991.


Professor Head's research interests include international trade, multinational enterprises, and economic geography. His recent papers include “The Economics of Cross- border travel” (forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics) and “Quality Sorting and Trade: Evidence from French Wine” (The Review of Economic Studies, 2012). His current research investigates the gains from trade and the hidden barriers to globalization.

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