John Romalis is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (ChicagoGSB). ChicagoGSB was established in 1898 and is the second-oldest business school in the world.
John graduated from Sydney University in 1992, with First-Class Honours in Economics and the University Medal and then completed his degree in Law. The rigour of the program and the quality of the student body and Economics Faculty generated a lifelong interest in the study of economics.
John spent a period in the Reserve Bank of Australia where he conducted research relevant to the conduct of monetary policy in Australia. In recognition of this research, the Reserve Bank funded his graduate study. John studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he completed a Ph.D. in 2001, his thesis focussing on modelling international trade. He was advised by leading economics faculty such as Daron Acemoglu, Rudi Dornbusch and Jaume Ventura. The ideas that began to form at the University of Sydney and at the Reserve Bank of Australia were crucial to his research.
Since graduating from MIT John has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago from 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. John continues to study and teach in the field of international trade and foreign investment. His research has been published in leading journals such The American Economic Review.
John was admitted as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2003, the leading economic research organization in the U.S. He spent a year's leave working at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. as a Resident Scholar in their International Trade and Investment Division, helping this division with research into the impact on developing countries of further trade liberalization under the WTO.