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Kyle Handley

Associate Professor; Rafael and Marina Pastor Chancellor’s Endowed GPS Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy

Kyle Handley is an economist who specializes in international trade, investment, uncertainty and firm employment dynamics. An associate professor at GPS, Handley holds the Rafael and Marina Pastor Chancellor's Endowed GPS Faculty Fellowship.

He is a faculty research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and other journals. Handley’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation and Kauffman Foundation among others. He has authored articles for CNBC, The Hill and His research and commentary have appeared in numerous media outlets including Bloomberg, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post.

Prior to joining GPS, Handley served as an associate professor of business economics and public policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he held the Alexander M. Nick Professorship. Handley was the winner of the World Trade Organization Essay Award for Young Economists in 2011 and he was a Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow in 2015. From 2007 to 2011, Handley worked as an economist at the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

For more information, please visit Kyle Handley’s personal website.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011
M.Sc., Economics, London School of Economics, 2006
B.S., Economics and Mathematics (with distinction), University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2000

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