Bruce Elmslie

Chair, Economics

Economics, Chair of Economics
Phone: (603) 862-3347
Office: Economics, Paul College Rm 370E, Durham, NH 03824
Bruce Elmslie

Bruce Elmslie is the Chair of the Economics Department and Professor of Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He teaches MBA Economics, International Economics and the History of Economics. His research interests include international trade, labor economics and the economics of institutions and growth. He has published over 75 articles and reviews. His external interests include hiking, skiing and other outdoor things.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Utah
  • B.S., Economics, Finance and Management, Westminster College - Utah

Research Interests

  • Economics of Institutions and Growth
  • History of philosophy
  • International Trade

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 970: Economics of Competition
  • ECON 605: Inter Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 945: International Trade
  • ECON 957: History of Economic Thought
  • ECON 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Elmslie, B. T. (2018). Adam Smith's Discovery of Trade Gravity. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 32(2).

Elmslie, B. T., & Freidman, T. (2016). Did Pareto's Sociology Ever have a Place in Economics?. Il Pensiero Economico Italiano, XXIV(2).

Elmslie, B. (2016). Publick Stewsand the genesis of public economics. Oxford Economic Papers, 68(1), 1-15. doi:10.1093/oep/gpv060

Elmslie, B. (2015). Early English Mercantilists and the Support of Liberal Institutions. History of Political Economy, 47(3), 419-448. doi:10.1215/00182702-3153128

Elmslie, B. T., & Tebaldi, E. (2014). The determinants of marital happiness. Applied Economics, 46(28), 3452-3462. doi:10.1080/00036846.2014.932047

Shea, C. M., Grinde, R., & Elmslie, B. (2011). Nanotechnology as general-purpose technology: empirical evidence and implications. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 23(2), 175-192. doi:10.1080/09537325.2011.543336

Sedgley, N., & Elmslie, B. (2011). Do We Still Need Cities? Evidence on Rates of Innovation from Count Data Models of Metropolitan Statistical Area Patents. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 70(1), 86-108. doi:10.1111/j.1536-7150.2010.00764.x

Elmslie, B., & Tebaldi, E. (2007). Sexual Orientation and Labor Market Discrimination. Journal of Labor Research, 28(3), 436-453. doi:10.1007/s12122-007-9006-1

Elmslie, B. T. (1995). Retrospectives: The Convergence Debate Between David Hume and Josiah Tucker. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 9(4), 207-216. doi:10.1257/jep.9.4.207

Ford, T. C., Rork, J. C., & Elmslie, B. T. (n.d.). Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Growth, and the Human Capital Threshold: Evidence from US States*. Review of International Economics, 16(1), 96-113. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9396.2007.00726.x

Most Cited Publications