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Dr Lorraine Mitchell

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Professional biography

I have spent the bulk of my career, before coming to the Open University, as a research economist at the Economic Research Service, an agency of the US Department of Agriculture. My research has focused on trade and trade policy, as well as consumer demand issues.  I have also taught courses at the University of California at Berkeley and American University (Washington DC).

Research interests

  • International trade, trade agreements, and trade policy.
  • Consumer demand

Teaching interests

International economics, microeconomics, research methods

Publications

Reducing Transatlantic Barriers on U.S.-EU Agri-food Trade: What Are the Possible Gains? (2017-04)
Arita, Shawn; Beckman, Jayson and Mitchell, Lorraine
Food Policy, 68 (pp. 233-247)


Demand for Wine and Alcoholic Beverages in the European Union - A Monolithic Market? (2016-12)
Mitchell, Lorraine
Journal of Wine Economics, 11(3) (pp. 414-435)


Estimating the Effects of Selected Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Technical Barriers to Trade on US-EU Agricultural Trade (2015-11)
Arita, Shawn; Mitchell, Lorraine and Beckman, Jayson
United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.


Agriculture in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Tariffs, Tariff-Rate Quotas, and Non-Tariff Measures (2015-11)
Beckman, Jayson; Arita, Shawn; Mitchell, Lorraine and Burfisher, Mary
United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C.


Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States (2014-02)
Fernandez-Cornejo, Jorge; Wechsler, Seth; Livingston, Michael and Mitchell, Lorraine
United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C.


Agriculture in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2014)
Burfisher, Mary E.; Dyck, John; Meade, Birgit; Mitchell, Lorraine; Wainio, John; Zahniser, Steven; Arita, Shawn and Beckman, Jayson
United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C.