I am interested in international trade and applied microeconomics, but my current research focuses primarily on strategic trade policy. There is another economist named Matthew Cole that publishes on topics concerning international trade and the environment. His website is here.
Cole, Matthew T., Jacqueline M. Doremus, and Stephen F. Hamilton, (2021) “Import Restrictions by Eco-certification: Quantity effects on tropical timber production.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol 127 .
Cole, Matthew T., James Lake, and Benjamin Zissimos, (2021) "Contesting an International Trade Agreement." Journal of International Economics, Vol 128.
Cole, Matthew T. and Carsten Eckel, (2018) "Tariffs and Markups in Retailing," Journal of International Economics, Vol.113, pp 139-153.
Cole, Matthew T., Ronald B. Davies and Todd Kaplan, (2017) "Protection in Government Procurement Auctions," Journal of International Economics, Vol 106, pp 134-142.
Besedes, Tibor and Matthew T. Cole, (2017) "Distorted Trade Barriers: A Dissection of Trade Costs in a "Distorted Gravity" Model," Review of International Economics, Vol. 25, No. 1 pp 148-164. Online Mathematical Appendix.
Cole, Matthew T. and Amelie Guillin, (2015) "The Determinants of Trade Agreements in Services vs. Goods," International Economics, Vol. 144, No. 4 pp. 66-82.
Cole, Matthew T. and Ronald B. Davies, (2014) "Royale with Cheese: The Effect of Globalization on the Variety of Goods," Review of Development Economics, Vol. 18, No.2 pp. 386-400.
Cole, Matthew T. and Ronald B. Davies, (2011) "Strategic Tariffs, Tariff Jumping, and Heterogeneous Firms," European Economic Review, Vol. 55, No. 4 pp. 480-496.
Cole, Matthew T., (2011) “Not All Trade Restrictions are Created Equally.” Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Vol. 147, No. 3 pp. 411-427.
Cole, Matthew, M. Ryan Haley, and Aaron Lowen, (2008) "A Note on Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Presence of Irreversible Investment and Deferred Negotiations," Economics Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 34 pp. 1-10.
Non Trade Related Issues:
Cole, Matthew T., Ivan Pastine and Tuvana Pastine, (2018) "Incumbency Advantage and Campaign Finance Regulation," Economic and Social Review, Vol 49, No. 4, pp 419-436. Recipient of the "Brendan Walsh Prize" for the best paper published in the Economic and Social Review in 2018.
Cole, Matthew T. and Michael McCullough, (2023) "California Beer Price Posting: An exploratory analysis of pricing along the supply chain," Cal Poly Working Paper 2301.
Cole, Matthew T. and Ronald B. Davies, (2014) "Foreign Bidders Going Once, Going Twice... Government Procurement Auctions with Tariffs," Florida International University Working Paper 1402. --This paper is substantially revised and cited in Cole et al. (2017).
I am currently at California Polytechnic State University where I teach International Trade at the undergraduate and masters level, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Quantitative Methods for graduates. At Florida International University I taught the Ph. D. Microeconomics, Ph. D. International Trade, Intermediate Microeconomics, and a course on foreign direct investment. I was previously at University College Dublin where I taught Quantitative Techniques and Business Economics for Masters students and Game Theory for undergrads. I have independently taught Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Business Economics, and Public Finance at Grand Valley State University. At the University of Oregon, I taught Intermediate Microeconomics and International Economics.