Dr Gerda Dewit

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Lecturer
Lecturer

Rhetoric House
29
(01) 708 3776

Biography

Gerda Dewit obtained her PhD in Economics in 1996 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL).  Before joining the department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University in 2000, she was a lecturer in Economics at the University of Glasgow (1996-2000).  Since 2010, she has been affiliated to the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies at KUL as a Senior Researcher.   Her main research fields are International Trade and Industrial Organisation.  She is especially interested in the following topics: firm location, economic integration and globalisation, tax competition, labour standards, strategic behaviour in trade and foreign direct investment.

Research Interests

Industrial Organisation. International Trade.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Employment Protection and Firm Relocation: Theory and Evidence'
Dewit, G., H. Goerg and Y. Temouri (2018) 'Employment Protection and Firm Relocation: Theory and Evidence'. Economica, forthcoming [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Corporate tax games with cross-border externalities from public infrastructure'
Dewit, G., K. Hynes and D. Leahy (2018) 'Corporate tax games with cross-border externalities from public infrastructure'. Economic Inquiry, 56 :1047-1063 [Details]
2016 'Strategic R&D Commitment and the Gains from Trade'
Dewit, G. and D. Leahy (2016) 'Strategic R&D Commitment and the Gains from Trade'. Review of International Economics, 24 :1129-1148 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Tax Uniformity: A Commitment Device for Restraining Opportunistic Behavior'
Dewit, G;Leahy, D (2015) 'Tax Uniformity: A Commitment Device for Restraining Opportunistic Behavior'. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 17 :641-672 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Employment Protection, Flexibility and Firms' Strategic Location Decisions under Uncertainty'
Dewit, G;Leahy, D;Montagna, C (2013) 'Employment Protection, Flexibility and Firms' Strategic Location Decisions under Uncertainty'. Economica, 80 :441-474 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 '“Short-run policy commitment when investment timing is endogenous: More harm than good?”'
Dewit, G. and D. Leahy (2011) '“Short-run policy commitment when investment timing is endogenous: More harm than good?”'. BULLETIN OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, 63 :82-107 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Should I stay or should I go? A note on employment protection, domestic anchorage and FDI'
Dewit, G., H. Goerg and C. Montagna (2009) 'Should I stay or should I go? A note on employment protection, domestic anchorage and FDI'. REVIEW OF WORLD ECONOMICS, 145 :93-110 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Oligopsonistic Cats and Dogs'
Dewit, G;Leahy, D (2009) 'Oligopsonistic Cats and Dogs'. Review of Industrial Organization, 35 :257-274 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Investment timing under uncertainty in oligopoly: symmetry or leadership?”, Journal of Economics and Business, 58, 1-19'
Dewit, G. and D. Leahy (2006) 'Investment timing under uncertainty in oligopoly: symmetry or leadership?”, Journal of Economics and Business, 58, 1-19'. Journal of Economics and Business, 58 :1-19 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Rivalry in uncertain export markets: commitment versus flexibility'
Dewit, G;Leahy, D (2004) 'Rivalry in uncertain export markets: commitment versus flexibility'. Journal of International Economics, 64 :195-209 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Risky business: Multinationals, uncertainty and asymmetric insurance'
Dewit, G (2002) 'Risky business: Multinationals, uncertainty and asymmetric insurance'. Economica, 69 :357-370 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Credibility and reputation building in the developmental state: A model with East Asian applications'
Huff, WG;Dewit, G;Oughton, C (2001) 'Credibility and reputation building in the developmental state: A model with East Asian applications'. World Development, 29 :711-724 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Building the developmental state: achieving economic growth through co-operative solutions: A comment on Bringing politics back in'
Huff, W. G., G. Dewit and C. Oughton (2001) 'Building the developmental state: achieving economic growth through co-operative solutions: A comment on Bringing politics back in'. JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES, 38 :147-151 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Intervention in risky export markets: Insurance, strategic action or aid?'
Dewit G. (2001) 'Intervention in risky export markets: Insurance, strategic action or aid?'. European Journal of Political Economy, 17 (3):575-592 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Export Promotion via Export Insurance'
Abraham, F. and G. Dewit (2000) 'Export Promotion via Export Insurance'. Open Economies Review, 11 :5-26 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Verzekering als slagkracht bij export onder onzekerheid'
Dewit, G. (1997) 'Verzekering als slagkracht bij export onder onzekerheid'. ECONOMISCH EN SOCIAAL TIJDSCHRIFT, 4 :551-577 [Details]
1997 'A Case of Sectoral Export Promotion: Export Insurance Subsidies in Belgium'
Abraham, F. and G. Dewit (1997) 'A Case of Sectoral Export Promotion: Export Insurance Subsidies in Belgium'. REVIEW OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC LITERATURE, 42 :425-446 [IR Link] [Details]
1992 '“Towards an EC policy on export financing subsidies: Lessons from the 1980s and prospects for future reform”'
Abraham, F., I. Couwenberg and G. Dewit (1992) '“Towards an EC policy on export financing subsidies: Lessons from the 1980s and prospects for future reform”'. World Economy, 15 :389-405 [Details]