Welcome, مرحباً, bienvenue

My name is Youssef Ait Benasser, and I am a 5th year PhD student in Economics at the University of Oregon. I specialize in international economics, with complementary interests in applied econometrics, financial economics and political economy. My dissertation, titled “Irregular Trade Policy: Reversals, Uncertainty and Divergence”, explores properties of trade policy in a context of weakening multilateral coordination.

I am fortunate to work with Dr. Anca Cristea as my advisor and Dr. Bruce Blonigen, Dr. Jeremy Piger, and Dr. Yeling Tan as my committee members.

When I am not thinking about economic and trade policy, I can be found playing Oud, performing on stage, or obsessively reading queer sci-fi and YA literature.

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