Scott Baier Appointed to CEA Jul 12, 2007

Scott Baier has begun serving as a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Professor Baier will be on leave for the 2007-08 academic year while working in Washington, D.C.

Baier’s award-winning research focuses on international trade, and economic growth and development. His project, “The Causes and Consequences of Regionalization” was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Two of Baier’s articles have been recognized with “best paper” awards in recent years. His recent paper “How Important are Capital and Total Factor Productivity for Economic Growth?” (joint with fellow Clemson Economics Robert Tamura, and Jerry Dwyer of the Atlanta Fed) won the 2007 Best Article Award in Economic Inquiry. His paper on “The Growth of World Trade” (with Jeff Bergstrand) won the Bhagwati Award for the best paper in the Journal of International Economics in the years 2001 and 2002.

While in Washington Professor Baier will prepare economic analyses of pending legislation and current events, and assist with the production of the Economic Report of the President. Baier is the second Clemson economist to serve on the council. Robert Tollison served as a senior economist at the CEA prior to joining our faculty.