Professor Rodrigue is an Associate Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the intersection of international trade and firm dynamics. He received his PhD from Queen's University and has previously held positions at the Bank of Canada and the World Bank. He presently is the Vice-Chair of Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University and serves as an editorial adviser to the Canadian Journal of Economics.
In recent projects Professor Rodrigue has studied the impact of trade on firm-level productivity and environmental efficiency, investigated the nature of firm-level entry and growth in international markets, and has characterized the role of trade barriers on the allocation of resources across firms. His research has been published in leading academic journals a such as the The International Economic Review, The Journal of International Economics, The Journal of Development Economics, The Review of Economics and Dynamics and The Canadian Journal of Economics, among others. He has led graduate and undergraduate courses at Vanderbilt University, Queen’s University, The University of Calgary, Kobe University, and Nanjing University and has presented over numerous research seminars at institutions in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2018 he received the Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Vanderbilt University and the Harry Johnson Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Economics.