Alan V. Deardorff (born 1944) is the John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor. Deardorff received his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University in 1971.
Deardorff is the author of Deardorffs' Glossary of International Economics, as well as the Family Tree of Trade Economists. He has undertaken work on David Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage, arguing that "the law of comparative advantage breaks down when applied to individual commodities or pairs of commodities in a many-commodity world", but stating that "that the law is nonetheless valid if restated in terms of averages across all commodities".
- External Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham.
- Faculty Associate, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan
- International Research Fellow, Kiel Institute of World Economics
- Member, Academic Council, VRCenter DEGIT, Institute for World Economics, Kiel University
- Member, American Economic Association
- Member, Board of Editors, North American Journal of Economics and Finance
- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Economic Journal
- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The World Economy
- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Integration
- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of International Economic Law
- Member, Editorial Board, Studies in International Economics, University of Michigan Press
- Member, Group of Eminent Persons on Non-tariff Barriers, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
- Alan V. Deardorff University of Michigan, Department of Economics, Faculty
- Deardorff, A. V., The General Validity of the Law of Comparative Advantage, The Journal of Political Economy, Volume 88, No. 5 (Oct., 1980), pp. 941-957