John Ries

Professor, HSBC Professorship in Asia Business

Office: 254 Henry Angus Building
Tel: (604) 822-8493
Fax: (604) 822-8477
E-mail: john.ries@sauder.ubc.ca

Mailing Address:
The University of British Columbia
Sauder School of Business
2053 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
V6T 1Z2

B.A. (U.C. Berkeley), M.A., Ph.D. (Michigan)

Other Positions

Co-Editor, Canadian Journal of Economics

Research Interests

Refereed Journal Publications

"Product Market Competition and Returns to Talent," (with Jen Baggs and Jean-Etienne de Bettignies), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 22(3), 2013, 569-593.

"Repairs under Imperfect Information," (with Sanghoon Lee and Tsur Somerville), Journal of Urban Economics 73, 2013. 43--56.

"Residential Housing Prices and School Quality: Evidence from Vancouver Rezoning," (with Tsur Somerville), Review of Economics and Statistics 92(4), 2010, 928944.

"The Erosion of Colonial Trade Linkages After Independence," (with Keith Head and Thierry Mayer), Journal of International Economics 81(1), 2010, 1-14.

"Do Trade Missions Increase Trade?," (with Keith Head), Canadian Journal of Economics 43(3), 2010, 754-775.

"How Remote is the Offshoring Threat?" (with Head, Keith and Thierry Mayer), European Economic Review, 53(4), 2009, 429-444.

"FDI as an Outcome of the Market for Corporate Control: Theory and Evidence," (with Keith Head), Journal of International Economics 74, 2008, 2-20.

"Judging Japan's FDI: The Verdict from a Dartboard Model," (with Keith Head), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 19, 2005, 215-232.

"Exporting and FDI as Alternative Strategies," (with Keith Head), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 20(3), 2004, 409-423.

"Regionalism Within Multilateralism: The WTO Trade Policy Review of Canada," (with Keith Head), The World Economy, 27(9), 2004, 1377-1399.

"Vertical Networks and U.S. Auto Parts Trade: Is Japan Different?" (with Head, Keith and Barbara Spencer), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 13(1), 2004, 37-67

"Heterogeneity and the Foreign Direct Investment versus Exports Decision of Japanese Manufacturers," (with Keith Head), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 17, 2003, 448-467.

"Offshore Production and Skill Upgrading by Japanese Firms," (with Keith Head), Journal of International Economics, 58(1), 2002, 81-105.

"Revisiting Oligopolistic Reaction: Are FDI Decisions Strategic Substitutes?," (with Keith Head and Thierry Mayer), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 58(1), 2002, 81-105.

"Immigration and the Trade of Provinces," (with Don Wagner and Keith Head), Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 49(5), 2002, 507-525.

"On the Pervasiveness of Home Market Effects," (with Keith Head and Thierry Mayer), Economica, 69(275), 2002, 371-390.

"Increasing Returns versus National Product Differentiation as an Explanation for the Pattern of US-Canada Trade," (with Keith Head), American Economic Review, vol. 91, no. 4, 2001, 858-876.

"Overseas Investment and Firm Exports," (with Keith Head), Review of International Economics, vol. 9, issue 1, 2001, 108-122.

"Rationalization Effects of Tariff Reductions," (with Keith Head), Journal of International Economics 47(2), 1999: 295-329.

"The Attraction of Foreign Manufacturing Investments: Investment Promotion and Agglomeration Economies," (with Keith Head and Deborah Swenson), Regional Science and Urban Economics 29(2), March 1999: 197-218.

"Immigration and Trade Creation: Econometric Evidence from Canada," (with Keith Head), Canadian Journal of Economics 31, no.1, 1998, 47-62.

"International Mergers and Welfare Under Decentralized Competition Policy," (with Keith Head), Canadian Journal of Economics 30, No.4b, 1997, 1104-1123.

"Inter-City Competition for Foreign Investment: Dynamic and Static Effects of China's Incentive Areas", (with Keith Head), Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 40, no. 1, 1996, 38-60.

"Agglomeration Benefits and Location Choice: Evidence From Japanese Manufacturing Investments in the United States", (with Keith Head and Deborah Swenson), Journal of International Economics, 38, 1995, 223-247.

"The Economic Performance of Foreign Affiliates in Canada", (with Steven Globerman and Ilan Vertinsky), Canadian Journal of Economics XXVII (1), 1994, 143-156.

"Windfall Profits and Vertical Relationships: Who Gained in the Japanese Auto Industry From VERs?", Journal of Industrial Economics XLI (3), 1993, 259-276.

"Voluntary Export Restraints, Profits, and Quality Adjustment", Canadian Journal of Economics XXVI (3), 1993, 706-724.

Chapters in Books, Other Publications

"Market Size and Agglomeration," (with Keith Head and Thierry Mayer) forthcoming in Mucchielli, Jean-Louis and Thierry Mayer, eds., Multinational Firms' Location and the New Economic Geography, London: Edward Elgar, 2004.

"Free Trade and Canadian Economic Performance: Which Theories Does the Evidence Support?" (with Keith Head), in Harris, Richard G., ed., North American Linkages: Opportunities and Challenges for Canada, Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003.

"Sources of Productivity Differences Across Japanese Firms" (with Keith Head) in Robert M. Stern (ed.), Analytical Studies in U.S.-Japan International Economic Relations, Cheltenham, U.K. and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 2003.

"Canadian Business in East Asia: Better Than Expected," (with Keith Head) in Dobson, Wendy and A.E. Safarian, eds., East Asia in Transition: Economic and Security Challenges, HSBC Canada Papers on Asia, vol. 6, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002, 179-203.

"Internationalization of Japanese Manufacturing Firms and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labour," (with Keith Head), (with Keith Head)in Greenaway, David, Richard Upward, and Katherine Wakelin, eds., Trade, Investment, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment, IEA Conference Volume No. 135, Houndmills, Basingstoke, and Hampshire U.K. and New York, NY, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, 157-171.

"Foreign Investment, Trade, and Industrial Performance: A Review of Recent Literature," in Rao, Someshwar and Andrew Sharpe, eds., Productivity Issues in Canada, Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002, 515-536.

Head, Keith, Thierry Mayer, and John Ries, "The Geographic Concentration of FDI in Asia," in Dunning John H. and Jean-Louis, Mucchielli eds., Multinational Firms: The Global-Local Dilemma, London: Routledge, 2002, 159-177.

"Kudoka and the Japanese Worker," (with Keith Head) in M. Nakamura (ed.), The Japanese Business and Economic System: History and Prospects for the 21st Century, New York: Palgrave, 2000: 86-111.

"Industry Agglomeration and the Location of Foreign Affiliates," (with Head, Keith, and Karen Ruckman), in J.-L. Mucchielli, ed., Multinational Location Strategy: Economic Managment and Policy, JAI Press, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1998.

"Immigrants as Trade Catalysts," (with Keith Head and Don Wagner) in Dobson, Wendy and A.E. Safarian, eds., The People Link: Human Resources Linkages Across the Pacific, Centre of International Business (University of Toronto) and the Hongkong Bank of Canada, Hongkong Bank of Canada Papers, vol. 3, 1997, 131-151.

"Market-Access Effects of Trade Liberalization: Evidence from the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement," (with Keith Head), in Feenstra, Robert ed., Effects of U.S. Trade Protection and Promotion Policies, NBER Conference Report, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997, 323-342.

"Rivalry for Japanese Investment in North America," (with Keith Head), in Harris, Richard G., ed., The Asia Pacific Region in the Global Economy: A Canadian Perspective, The Industry Canada Research Series, Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1996, 87-114.

"Canada's Presence in East Asia: Overview and Strategic Options," (with Keith Head), in Dobson, Wendy and A.E. Safarian, eds., Benchmarking the Canadian Presence in East Asia, Centre of International Business (University of Toronto) and the Hongkong Bank of Canada, 1995, 9-40.

"Competition for Foreign Capital: Recent Evidence from the U.S. and China", (with Keith Head), conference proceedings, "Pacific Trade and Investment: Options for the 90's", John Deutsch Institute, Queen's University, June, 1994, 255-287.

"Causes and Consequences of Japanese Direct Investment Abroad", (with Keith Head), in Globerman, Steven, ed., Canadian-Based Multinationals, The Industry Canada Research Series, Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1994, 303-339.

"Foreign Investment From the Asia-Pacific Rim: Implications for Canadian Investment Policy", (with Steven Globerman and Ilan Vertinsky), International Development Studies Monograph Series, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, Queen's University, 1994.