Shawn Arita

Agricultural Economist
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Shawn is a research economist with the International Demand and Trade Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. Shawn’s research interest include trade policy, agri-food trade patterns, applied econometrics, and foreign direct investment. He is engaged in a variety of projects related to the empirical analysis and economic modelling of trade barriers, non-tariff measures such as sanitary and phytosanitary measures, WTO and multilateral issues, and regional trade agreements.

Selected Publications

Arita, S., J. Beckman, L. Mitchell. 2017. “Reducing Transatlantic barriers on U.S.-EU agri-food trade:  What are the possible gains?” Food Policy.

Barnes, M., S. Arita, K. Kalberg, and P. Leung. 2017. “When does it pay to cooperate? Strategic information exchange in the harvest of common-pool fishery resources,” Ecological Economics 131(C):1-11.

Beckman, J., and S. Arita. 2016. “Modeling the Interplay between Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Tariff-rate Quotas under Partial Trade Liberalization,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Tanaka, K., and S. Arita. 2015. “Does policy reform promote FDI in developing economies? a firm-level simulation approach,” Journal of Economic Policy Reform.

Heerman, K., S. Arita, and G. Munisamy. 2015. "Asia-Pacific Integration with China versus the United States: Examining Trade Patterns under Heterogeneous Agricultural Sectors," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(5):1324-1344.