Maia Linask
Assistant Professor of Economics
Profile

Maia Linask is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Her research examines the political economy of trade policy, the effect of trade liberalization and regional trade agreements on foreign direct investment, and the interaction of trade policy and product quality. Her research has appeared in the Journal of International Economics, the Review of International Economics, and Public Choice. Maia teaches microeconomics and international trade at the Robins School of Business. 

Presentations

Linask, Maia and Scott Sommers, Product quality and tariff passthrough, International Trade Commission Industry Group, December 2016.

Linask, Maia and Scott Sommers, Product quality and tariff passthrough, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2016.

Linask, Maia and Scott Sommers, Product quality and tariff passthrough, International Trade and Finance Association Annual Conference, May 2016.

Linask, Maia and Scott Sommers, Product quality and tariff passthrough, Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings, April 2016.

Jilani, Saleha and Maia Linask, The persistence of regional trade agreement impacts on FDI, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2015.

Jilani, Saleha and Maia Linask, The persistence of regional trade agreement impacts on FDI, Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 2015.

Jilani, Saleha and Maia Linask, The persistence of regional trade agreement impacts on FDI, International Trade and Finance Association Annual Conference, May 2015.

Lake, James and Maia Linask, Could tariffs be pro-cyclical? Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2014.

Lake, James and Maia Linask, Could tariffs be pro-cyclical? Vassar College, Department of Economics, November 2014.

Lake, James and Maia Linask, Could tariffs be pro-cyclical? Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings, October 2014.

Lake, James and Maia Linask, Could tariffs be pro-cyclical? International Trade and Finance Association Annual Conference, May 2014.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, Haverford College, Department of Economics, October 2014.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, Southern Methodist University, Department of Economics, October 2014.

Lake, James and Maia Linask, Costly distribution and the non-equivalence of tariffs and quotas, Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, March 2014.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, November 2013.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, International Trade and Finance Association Annual Conference, May 2013.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, May 2013.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, Virginia Association of Economists Annual Meeting, March 2013.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, University of Virginia, Department of Economics, February 2013.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, University of Richmond, Robins School of Business Faculty Research Seminar, February 2013.

Linask, Maia, Product quality proliferation and differentiation in export markets, Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meetings, October 2012.

Lake, James and Maia Linask, Costly distribution and the non-equivalence of tariffs and quotas, Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, June 2011.

Linask, Maia, Offshoring and the choice of foreign supply structure with repeated incomplete contracts, Wellesley College, Department of Economics, February 2011.

Linask, Maia, Offshoring and the choice of foreign supply structure with repeated incomplete contracts, University of Richmond, Economics Department, February 2011.

Linask, Maia, Offshoring and the choice of foreign supply structure with repeated incomplete contracts, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, February 2011

Memberships
American Economic Association
Southern Economic Association
International Trade and Finance Association (Vice President for Membership)
Institutional Service

Economics Department:

Search Committee (September 2016 – February 2017)

Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge Committee (March 2015 – present)

Robins School of Business:

International Business Committee, member (August 2013 – May 2015)

Assessment Committee, member (August 2013 – May 2016)

University of Richmond:

Academic Committee for International Engagement (August 2015 – present)

University of Richmond Boatwright Scholars Selection Committee (January 2014 – present)

University of Richmond Oliver Hill Scholars Committee (October 2013 – present)

Academic Disabilities and Accommodation Committee (January 2017 – May 2017)

Publications
Articles

Lake, James and Maia Linask. Could tariffs be pro-cyclical? Journal of International Economics 103 (2016), 124-146.

Lake, James and Maia Linask. Domestic political competition and pro-cyclical import protection, Review of International Economics, 24:3 (2016), 564-591.

Lake, James and Maia Linask. Costly distribution and the non-equivalence of tariffs and quotas, Public Choice, 165:3 (2015) 211-238. 


Education
B.A., Harvard University 1991
History & Literature
M.A., Johns Hopkins University 2005
International Relations
M.A., Johns Hopkins University 2007
Economics
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University 2012
Economics
Contact Information
372 Queally
(804) 287-6520
(804) 289-8878 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
International Trade
Industrial Organization
Applied Microeconomics