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Knowledge@Wharton: November 28, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Shelley Rankin (Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania), Mary Lovely (Professor of Economics, Syracuse University), Amanda Deering (Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, Purdue University), Tom Fullerton (Professor of Economics, University of Texas at El Paso), Matt Gold (Adjunct Professor of Law; former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for North America, Fordham University School of Law), Craig Pirrong (Professor, Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston), and Eric Clemons (Professor of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, November 28, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Tom Fullerton and Craig Pirrong

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Tom Fullerton, Craig Pirrong

Mary Lovely and Matt Gold

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Mary Lovely, Matt Gold

Erik Clemons

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Eric Clemons

Dr. Shelley Rankin and Amanda Deering

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Shelley Rankin, Amanda Deering

Featured Guests

Shelley Rankin

Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania


Shelley Rankin is a Professor of clinical microbiology and Head of Diagnostic Services at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her PhD in Molecular Epidemiology from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She has authored more than 90 peer reviewed publications and book chapters and her research focus is antimicrobial resistant pathogens of animals and humans and the transfer of these organisms across species. Her most recent research has centered on the molecular epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus species and multiple drug resistant E. coli. She is an AAVMC One Health Scholar.
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Mary Lovely

Professor of Economics, Syracuse University


Mary E. Lovely, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute, is professor of economics and Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she combines interests in international economics and China’s development. During 2011–15, she served as coeditor of the China Economic Review. Her current research projects investigate the effect of China’s foreign direct investment policies on trade flows and entry mode, the relationship between proximity to export markets and cross-city wage variation, and the influence of Chinese tariff reductions on labor shares of value in its manufacturing firms. She recently completed studies of American manufacturing employment and outsourcing to low-income countries, the role of intellectual returnees in the success of China’s photovoltaic solar industry, and the structure of Chinese reforms of state-owned enterprises. Lovely earned her PhD in economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University.

Twitter – @melovely_max
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Amanda Deering

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, Purdue University


Amanda Deering obtained her BS in biology and MS in plant biology from Central Michigan University. She completed her Ph.D. at Purdue University in food microbiology and food safety, specializing in plants and fresh produce. Her research focuses on examining internalization of human pathogenic bacteria in plants and on various routes of contamination that can contribute to plants harboring pathogenic bacteria. Deering is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Food Science at Purdue.
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Tom Fullerton

Professor of Economics, University of Texas at El Paso


Tom Fullerton is a Professor of Economics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso where he also holds the Chair for the Study of Trade in the Americas. In addition to conducting research on Borderplex business conditions, Dr. Fullerton teaches graduate courses in econometrics, managerial economics, urban economics, business forecasting, Latin American political economy, border economics, and international country risk analysis. A native of Ft. Worth, Fullerton attended grade school in Latin America.

As an undergraduate, he attended UTEP as a Stevens Scholar where he majored in Economics and Finance, and minored in Mathematics. Fullerton also holds an M.S. in Economics from Iowa State University where he studied as a Pace Scholar and an M.A. in Business Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied as a Dean’s Fellow. He obtained his Doctorate in Econom ics from the University of Florida. Prior to joining UTEP, Fullerton was Senior Economist at the University of Florida Bureau of Economic & Business Research. Before moving to Florida, Fullerton was an International Economist with Wharton Econometrics in Philadelphia. At that post, he was in charge of modeling, forecasting, and policy analysis for the South American economies of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

Fullerton has also worked as an Economist in the Executive Office of the Governor of Idaho, where he forecast the state economy and conducted fiscal policy analysis during legislative sessions. His professional career began as an Associate Economist in the corporate planning department of El Paso Electric Company. Fullerton has taught as a Visiting Professor at Helsinki School of Economics in Finland, Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, and Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. His analysis has been cited in articles appearing in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Barron’s, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg Markets, and U.S. News & World Report. He has also appeared on national newscasts aired by ABC, CNN, FOX, The News Hour on PBS, and Sirius XM Business Radio. Dr. Fullerton’s research has been published in academic journals in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Twitter – @utepcoba
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Matt Gold

Adjunct Professor of Law; former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for North America, Fordham University School of Law


Matt Gold is an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching International Trade Law. He is also a consultant advising U.S. businesses on the United States’ rights under international trade treaties to protect U.S. investments in foreign countries, and to ensure access for U.S. goods and services to foreign markets. Professor Gold has been consulted by the White House, National Security Council staff, State Department, and members of Congress on issues at the intersection of trade and national security, and he assisted President Obama’s reelection campaign in the area of trade policy.

Professor Gold previously held an appointment within the Executive Office of the President as the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for North America, in which he was the United States’ lead negotiator and policy advisor focused on North American trade. In that capacity, he was a trade advisor to the President for the North American Leaders Summit, and among the trade advisors supporting the President for G8, G20, APEC, and Americas summits. Also in that position, he was a participant in the talks that brought Canada and Mexico into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, a principal negotiator at the NAFTA Free Trade Commission meetings, and the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber talks.

Professor Gold began his legal career with a federal clerkship in Chicago in 1985-86. He then practiced international trade and customs law in New York for more than fifteen years representing U.S. clients in every sector engaged in trade with every part of the world. Also during that period, he served as the Chairman of the U.S.-Middle East Trade Subcommittee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

In 2001-02, Professor Gold served as the Chairman of a United States-Canada Binational Panel convened under NAFTA to stand in place of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and rule on a Canadian appeal of a U.S. International Trade Commission determination that had maintained U.S. antidumping duties and countervailing duties on certain Canadian goods.

In 2001-03, Professor Gold served as the first Chairman of the Cargo Security Subcommittee of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, working with the U.S. cargo security rules developed for the post-9/11 environment.

During 2003-10, Professor Gold served three civilian tours in Iraq working in the trade capacity component of democracy building. In this work, he advised Iraq’s Prime Minister, Trade Minister, Transportation Minister, Director General for International Trade Relations, Director General for Customs, and other officials. During his first tour, as a senior U.S. Defense Department official, he led the successful effort to gain Iraq Observer status at the World Trade Organization (WTO). In addition, he worked on problems importing food through the seaports and assessed armament factories for conversion to peacetime output. During his second tour, also with the Defense Department, he was a principal negotiator for Iraq of its $6 billion of aircraft and related procurements for the national airline. He also supported Iraq’s procurement of services to rehabilitate the seaports, cement industry, and other infrastructure and industry. During his third tour, with the State Department, he supported Iraq’s accession process for WTO membership, and trained Iraqi Customs managers on the application of WTO- and WCO-compliant customs laws. He received a citation for distinguished service presented by the Presidential Envoy to Iraq.


LLM, Fordham University School of Law

JD, New England School of Law

BA, Binghamton University

Twitter – @ProfMattGold | @FordhamLawNYC
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Craig Pirrong

Professor, Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston


Dr. Pirrong previously was the Watson Family Professor of Commodity and Financial Risk Management, and Associate Professor of Finance at Oklahoma State University. He joined the faculty of the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston as Professor of Finance and the Energy Markets Director for Global Energy Management Institute in January, 2003. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Michigan Business School, the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, and the Olin School of Business of Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Chicago.

Professor Pirrong’s research focuses on the economics of commodity markets, the relation between market fundamentals and commodity price dynamics, and the implications of this relation for the pricing of commodity derivatives. His recent research is concentrated on the power markets. He has created a power derivatives pricing model that links observable fundamentals (e.g., temperature, loads) to power derivatives prices. Professor Pirrong has also published extensively on the economics of financial exchanges. He has published 30 articles in professional publications and is the author of three books. Professor Pirrong has consulted widely. His clients have included electric utilities, major commodity processors and consumers, and commodity exchanges around the world.
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Eric Clemons

Professor of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School


Dr. Eric K. Clemons is Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A pioneer in the systematic study of the transformational impacts of information on the strategy and practice of business, his research and teaching interests include strategic uses of information systems, information economics, and the changes enabled by information technology.
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