Rodney D. Ludema has been at Georgetown since 1995, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the School of Foreign Service. He received his B.A. from Calvin College and his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Columbia University.
Professor Ludema specializes in the area of international trade. His research interests include the political economy of trade policy, international trade bargaining, preferential trade agreements, trade and the environment, GATT rules and dispute settlement, and economic geography
At Georgetown, he teaches international trade in the undergraduate, MSFS and PhD programs. He serves as the coordinator of the joint MA programs in economics and the economics core chair of the MSFS program.