Nuno Limão's research focuses on international trade, trade policy, and political economy. His research integrates theoretical and empirical work to examine a variety of issues, such as how governments choose among redistribution policies, the determinants of trade policy and trade agreements, and the effects of trade costs and geographic location.

Professor Limão's current research examines how firms and consumers are affected by policy uncertainty and the role for international institutions in managing such uncertainty. Professor Limão is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics. He received his BSc in economics from the London School of Economics in 1996 and his PhD from Columbia University in 2001.

Areas of Interest

  • International Trade
  • Trade Policy
  • Political Economy


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Columbia University, 2001
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    London School of Economics, 1996
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON442 Globalization and Capital Markets Fall 2022
ECON397 Honors Thesis Spring 2022
ECON396 Independent Honors Study Fall 2021
ECON742 Advanced International Economics II Fall 2021
ECON397 Honors Thesis Spring 2021
Nuno Limão
4118G Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
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