Lincoln, Neb. —The Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced that Edward J. Balistreri has been named the Duane Acklie Chair of International Trade and Finance. Balistreri began on August 17.
"Ed Balistreri's research agenda and trade modeling capabilities help illuminate the impact of trade policy on many levels," said Jill O'Donnell, director of the Yeutter Institute. "His excellent track record of interdisciplinary collaboration and analysis of trade policymakers make him an excellent addition to the Yeutter Institute team as we continue to pursue our integrated teaching, research and public engagement mission."
The Acklie Chair will reside in the Department of Economics in the University's College of Business and serve as a core faculty member of the Yeutter Institute.
For over two decades, Balistreri has engaged in relevant policy debates as an academic, a research economist at the United States International Trade Commission, and as a consultant – which has provided him with a unique and informed perspective as both an educator and researcher. He has considerable expertise working with legal teams in the analysis of trade agreements and trade disputes, including a decomposition of policy impacts for all 50 states, and with a focus on agricultural products critical to Nebraska.
Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Balistreri held positions at Iowa State University and the Colorado School of Mines.
Balistreri earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University.
“I am excited to join the Yeutter Institute. For me the institute represents a unique conduit for advancing the field of international trade and finance from both a legal and economic perspective,” Balistreri said. “As the Duane Acklie Chair I foresee contributing practical policy analysis that is informative to students and stakeholders. I hope to capitalize on this opportunity to contribute to the team’s far-reaching education and outreach activities from here in America’s heartland.”
The vision of University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus and renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter, the Yeutter Institute connects academic disciplines related to law, business and agriculture in order to prepare students for leadership roles in international trade and finance, support interdisciplinary research and increase public understanding of these issues. Learn more.
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