Bruce T. Elmslie

Chair and Professor of Economics
Paul College 370E
Bruce T.
Fields of Specialization

International Trade; History of Economic Thought; Economic Growth


Ph.D., Department of Economics, University of Utah, 1988
B.S., Economics, Finance, Management, Westminster College, 1983

Recent Publications

“Adam Smith’s Discovery of Trade Gravity,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, forthcoming.

“Did Pareto’s Sociology Ever have a Place in Economics?,” with David Travis Freidman, a special issue on Vilfredo Pareto of Il Pensiero Economico Italiano, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, 2016.

“Publick Stews and the Genesis of Public Economics,” Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2016. Lead Article.

“Early English Mercantilists and the Support of Liberal Institutions,” History of Political Economy, Vol. 47, No. 3, September 2015.

“The Wage Gap against Gay Men: The Leveling of the Playing Field,” with Edinaldo Tebaldi, Kyklos, Vol. 67, No. 3, 2014.

“The Dynamic Properties Endogenous Growth Models,” with Norman Sedgley, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol. 17, No. 5, 2013.

“Do Institutions Impact Innovation?,” with Edinaldo Tebaldi, Applied Economics, Vol. 45, Iss. 7, 2013.

“Reinterpreting the Jones Critique: A Time Series Approach to Testing and Understanding Idea Driven Growth Models with Transitional Dynamics,” with Norman Sedgley, Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 32, No. 1, March 2010.

Honors & Awards
  • Peter T. Paul College, Outstanding Professor Award, Full-Time MBA program, 2013
  • Whittemore School of Business and Economics Excellence in Research Award, 2007
  • Whittemore School of Business and Economics Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
  • University of New Hampshire Outstanding Associate Professor, 2002
  • Reginald F. Atkins Endowed Chair in Economics, 1998-2001