BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.A., KUL, Belgium; MA, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann ArborAssociate Professor Peter Debaere is faculty leader for the MBA for Executives. In addition to teaching the core Global Economies and Markets (GEM) course, he developed and teaches "Global Economics of Water" and "Managing International Trade and Investment," two second-year electives. Debaere has received a multiyear outstanding teacher award for being consistently in the top 10% at Darden.Debaere is an international economist, with a focus on international trade, multinationals, and trade policy. He is also a water expert. In recent years, his research has studied the economics of water especially in a global context: To what extent does water scarcity determine what countries produce and trade? What explains the remarkable pattern of water use in the United States, and is the U.S. experience replicable abroad? How can water markets work as a tool in the fight against water scarcity? With a Rockefeller Grant, Debaere currently investigates together with The Nature Conservancy the use of water markets for environmental purposes in the United States, Chile, and Mexico. Many of his articles have been discussed in textbooks and graduate courses. Debaere's papers have been published in top general interest and field journals such as Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Journal: Applied, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Development Economics, as well as policy-oriented journals such as Water Policy.A native of Belgium, Debaere has held other positions worldwide. Before joining Darden, Debaere was on the faculty of the Economics Department at the University of Texas, Austin. He also had a stint at the International Monetary Fund, and the Institute for the German Economy in Germany. In 2012, Debaere taught at the Haas Business School while visiting UC Berkeley. He also visited the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany and the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation in the United Kingdom. At the University of Virginia, Debaere has co-organized the World Water Day symposia. He is also affiliated with Darden's Institute for Business in Society and the university's Economics department, and is on the advisory board of the Center for German Studies, where he takes a keen interest in transatlantic environmental questions.Selected PublicationsPeter Debaere. "The Global Economics of Water: Is Water a Source of Comparative Advantage?" American Economic Journal: Applied Economic, Vol 6, No 2 (April 2014).Debaere, Peter, Holger Gorg, and Horst Raff. "Greasing the Wheels of International Commerce: Market Thickness vs. International Offshoring," Canadian Journal of Economics, 2013.Peter Debaere. "International Trade and the Environment: Does Globalization Create Havens of Pollution?" for Achilles, Manuela (ed.), Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective: A Multidiscplinary Approach. Energy, Climate and the Environment. Sept 2013.Debaere, Peter, Hongshik Lee, and Joon Lee. "Language, Ethnicity and Intra Firm Trade," Journal of Development Economic, Vol. 103 (2013): 244-253.Debaere, Peter. "Using Water Resources Efficiently on a Global Scale," Vox, CEPR, (22 Aug 2012).Debaere, Peter. "What Determines the Extensive Margin of International Trade?" in Quantitative Analysis of Newly Evolving Patterns of International Trade: Fragmentation; Offshoring of Activities; and Vertical Intra-Industry Trade, Robert M. Stern (Editor), World Scientific Studies in International Economics, 2012.Peter Debaere and Shalah Mostashari. "Do Tariffs Matter for the Extensive Margin of Trade? An Empirical Analysis," Journal of International Economics, Vol. 81, No. 2, July 2010, 353-374. Peter Debaere, Hongshik Lee and Joonhyung Lee. "It Matters Where You Go: Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Employment Growth at Home," Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 91, No. 2, March 2010, 301-309.Peter Debaere. "Small Fish-Big Issues. The Effect of Trade Policy on the Global Shrimp Market," World Trade Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, April 2010, 353-375. Peter Debaere, Joonhyung Lee, and Myungho Paik. "Agglomeration, Backward and Forward Linkages: Evidence from South Korean Investment in China," The Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43, No. 2, May 2010, 520-546. Peter Debaere and Ufuk Demiroglu. "International Saving, Investment and Trade," Open Economies Review, Vol. 19, No. 5, November 2008, 613-627. MBA CoursesFirst Year Global Economies and MarketsManaging International Trade and InvestmentAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Peter Debaere's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.