Home Calendar Map Home Computing Library Search


Wendy Takacs


 B. A.  1969  Douglass College, Rutgers University, Majors in Latin American Studies and Spanish
M. A.  1971  School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., in International Relations.
Major fields:  International Economics, International Law, and Latin American Studies.
M. A.  1973  The Johns Hopkins University, Economics
Ph.D.  1976  The Johns Hopkins University, Economics, Major fields:  International Economics, Economic Development, Econometrics

Experience in Higher Education

1976 - present         University of Maryland Baltimore County, Assistant  Professor (1976-1981) Associate Professor (1981-1995) Full Professor (1995-present),Department of Economics

1977 - present         School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., Professorial Lecturer (1977-present), Visiting Professor (1998-99)

1984 - 1987               Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Courses taught:
        Introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics,   the international economy,  international trade theory, international monetary theory, topics in applied economics, advanced topics in  international trade theory, economic development, trade policy in developing and transitional economies 1969-1972.

Experience in other than Higher Education

1993 - 1995              Co-director, United Nations Development Program/ World Bank Trade Expansion Program, The World Bank, Washington, DC.

1987 (April)              Visiting Fellow, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.

1986 - 1987              Visiting Fellow, Institute for International Economics, Washington DC

1977 (Summer)       Guest Scholar, The Brookings Institution,Washington, DC

1975 - 1976              Economist, International Finance Division, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC

1973 - 1974              Research Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington.

1973 (Summer)       Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington.

1971 (Summer)        International Economist, Trade Policy Division, Foreign Agricultural
      Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington.

1970 - 1971              Research Assistant, President's Commission on International Trade and
      Investment Policy, Washington.


        Consultant to the Joint United Nations Development Program/World Bank Trade Expansion Program, for: Mali and Niger (1988), Uruguay (1989-90), Peru (1991), Colombia (1992), Mongolia (1992-93), Romania (1992) and Zimbabwe (1994).
        Co-Director, UNDP/World Bank Trade Expansion Program (1993-95).

        Consultant to the World Bank:

                Policy Research Department, Trade Policy Division, on Trade Liberalization (1989-90), Trade  Liberalization Using Import License Auctions (1990) and Regional Trading  Arrangements  (1990-91).
                Latin America Department, on Quota Auctions for Colombia (1989) and Evaluation of  Colombian Import License Auctions (1990), and proposed quota auctions for Mexican  transitional NAFTA quotas (1993).

                Asia Technical Department, on Motor Vehicle Protection in the Philippines (1992).
 Europe and Central Asia Department, on Quota Allocation in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1997)

    Consultant on economic analysis for United States trade policy cases: automobiles (escape clause action, 1980); mushrooms (escape clause action, 1982); steel (antidumping investigation, 1982); copier toner (unfair trade practices investigation, 1987); mushrooms (antidumping investigation, 1998).

Publications and Other Research

Books and Monographs

Bergsten, C. Fred, Kimberley A. Elliott, Jeffrey Schott, and Wendy E.Takacs. Auction Quotas and U.S. Trade Policy  Washington, D.C.:  Institute for International Economics,  1987

Nash, John and Wendy Takacs, eds.  Trade Policy Reform: Lessons and Implications  Washington,  D. C.:  The World Bank,  1998

Articles in Refereed Journals

Navaretti, Giorgio Barba, Isidro Soloaga, and Wendy Takacs, “Appropriate  Technology, Technical Change, and Skill Constraints: Evidence from U. S.  Exports of New and Used Machines"  World Bank Economic Review Vol. 14, No. 1 (2000) pp.91-109.

Melo, Jaime de, Marcelo Olarreaga, and Wendy Takacs, "Pricing Policy under Double Market
Power:  Madagascar and the International Vanilla Market"  Review of Development Economics Vol. 4 No. 1 (2000) pp.1-20.

McAfee, R. Preston, Wendy Takacs, and Daniel Vincent.  "Tarrifying Auctions" Rand Journal of Economics  Vol. 30 No. 1( Spring, 1999) pp. 158-179.

Navaretti, Giorgio Barba, Isidro Soloaga, and Wendy Takacs, "Bargains Rejected?:  Developing Country Trade Policy on Used Equipment"  Labour Vol. 12. No.2 (1998)

Faini, Riccardo, Jaime de Melo, and Wendy Takacs, "A Primer on the MFA Maze"  The World Economy Vol. 18 No. 1 (January, 1995) pp. 113-135.

Takacs, Wendy E.  "Domestic Content and Compensatory Export Requirements:  Protection of the Motor Vehicle Industry in the Philippines" World Bank Economic Review  Vol.  8 (1994) pp. 127-149.
Takacs, Wendy.  "La liberalisation du commerce au Mali: une analyse du jumelage entre  achats domestiques et attribution des licences d'importation" ("Trade Liberalization in  Mali: An Analysis of Linking Domestic Purchases and Import License Allocations")  Revue d'Economie du Developpement Vol. 3 (1993) pp. 81-101.

Faini, Riccardo, Jaime de Melo, and Wendy E. Takacs, "The Effects of EC-92 on the Multi-Fibre Arrangement" European Economic Review Vol. 36 (1992) pp. 527-538.

Takacs, Wendy E. and L. Alan Winters.  "Labour Adjustment Costs and British Footwear  Protection"  Oxford Economic Papers, Vol.43 (1991) pp. 479-501.

Takacs, Wendy E.  "Options for Dismantling Quota Systems in Developing Countries"  World Bank Research Observer Vol. 5 No. 1 (January, 1990) pp. 25-46.

Takacs, Wendy E., "Economic Aspects of Quota License Auctions", Journal of World Trade.  Vol. 22 No. 6 (December, 1988) pp. 39-51.

Takacs, Wendy E. and Ellen P. Tanzer.  "Structural Change in the Demand for Automobiles  by Size Class", Quarterly Review of Economics and Business Vol. 26, No. 3 (Autumn,  1986), pp. 48-57.

Takacs, Wendy E., "More on Protectionist Pressure and Aggregate Economic Conditions:  A Reply", Economic Inquiry Vol. 23 No. 1 (January, 1985) pp. 183-184.

Takacs, Wendy E., "Cyclical Dumping:  Comment", Journal of International Economics  Vol. 12 No. 3/4 (May, 1982) pp. 381-383.

Takacs, Wendy E., "Pressures for Protectionism:  An Empirical Analysis", Economic Inquiry Vol. 19 (October 1981) pp. 687-693.

Wilson, John F. and Wendy E. Takacs, "Differential Responses to Price and Exchange Rate  Influences in the Foreign Trade of Selected Industrial Countries"  Review of Economics and Statistics   Vol. LXI No. 2 (May, 1979) pp. 267-279.

Takacs, Wendy E., "The Nonequivalence of Tariffs, Import Quotas, and Voluntary Export  Restraints", Journal of International Economics Vol. 8 (November 1978) pp. 565-573.

Economics Home Page

  Policy Sciences Home Page | Masters in Economic Policy Analysis Home Page

 Wendy Takacs
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Administration Building, Room 813
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD  21250
Phone: 410-455-2174
Fax: 410-455-1054
Email: wtakacs@research.umbc.edu