Professor Ron Davies has been a Professor of Economics at University College Dublin since 2008. After earning his Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University in 1999, he joined the University of Oregon faculty where he remained until relocating to Dublin where he is currently Head of the School of Economics. Specializing in trade and foreign direct investment, he has a particular focus on the tax and trade policies that affect globalization. This work has recently been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Canadian Journal of Economics. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Tax and Public Finance and an associate editor of Review of International Economics and Economic and Social Review. Recent grants include funding from the European Commission to study non-tariff barriers and from the European Patent Office to examine the linkages between international trade and innovation.