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Charlotte Emlinger

Assistant Professor
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250 Drillfield Dr.
322 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061



Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Montpellier Supagro, France, 2008

M.S., Agricultural Economics, Montpellier Supagro, 2003

B.A., Agricultural Sciences, Montpellier Supagro, France, 2001


My work focuses on agricultural trade drivers. More specifically, my research revolves around two main issues: the determinants of trade competitiveness in the agri-food sector and the impact of trade policies on trade patterns. My work is unique because I use very detailed and original datasets at the country- or firm-level. In my current research projects, I am investigating firms' quality strategy and their impact of export performance. I also analyze the impact of trade wars on agricultural world trade.  

Quality and export performance:

  • Impact of geographical indication labels on firms’ export competitiveness
  • Customs certification and Non-Tariff Measures restrictiveness
  • Firm’s investment in quality and their impact on export performance

Trade Policies

  • Impact of partner countries' trade policies on the pricing strategy of exporting firms
  • International Agri-food Trade Shocks: Assessment, Measurement, and Impact

Current teaching:

AAEC 3024, Global and Monetary Issues in Applied Economics


  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, 2019 – Present
  • Economist, Centre d’Etude Prospectives et d’Information Internationale (CEPII), Paris, France, 2008 - 2019
  • Economist, Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier (IAMM-CIHEAM), Montpellier, France, 2003 - 2008


European Review of Agricultural Economics Best Referee Award, 2018

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) US State Department 2017: Transatlantic Trade, Trade and Economic Development 


Refereed publications

Cheptea Angela, Emlinger Charlotte, Latouche Karine (2018) Do exporting firms benefits from retail internationalization. Evidence from France. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. 2018, p1-22.

Emlinger, Charlotte, Sandra Poncet (2018) With a Little Help from My Friends: Multinational Retailers and China's consumer Market Penetration. Journal of International Economics, Vol. 112(C), p1-12.

Bouët Antoine, Emlinger Charlotte, Lamani Viola (2017) What Determines Exports of Luxury Products? The case of Cognac. Journal of Wine Economics, Vol. 2(1), p1-22

Disdier Anne Célia, Emlinger Charlotte, Fouré Jean (2016) Interdependencies between Atlantic and Pacific agreements: Evidence from agri-food sectors. Economic Modelling, vol. 55(1), Elsevier, p.241-253, juin 2016

Cheptea Angela, Emlinger Charlotte, Latouche Karine (2014) Multinational Retailers and Home country exports. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 1(97), p.159-179., 2014

Berthou Antoine, Emlinger Charlotte (2011) The Trade Unit Values database. International Economics, N°128, Q4 2011

Emlinger Charlotte, Chevassus-Lozza, Jacquet Florence (2010) Fruit and vegetable access to EU markets: Dissecting tariffs faced by Mediterranean countries. Food Policy, Vol. 35, N°6.

Emlinger Charlotte, Chevassus-Lozza, Jacquet Florence (2008) Tariffs and other trade costs: Which access for Mediterranean countries on the EU15 fruit and vegetables markets? European Review of Agricultural Economics, 35: 409-438.

  Emlinger Charlotte, Jacquet Florence, Petit Michel (2006) Enjeux de la libéralisation agricole dans la zone méditerranéenne. Région et Développement 23.

Book Chapter

Crozet Matthieu, Emlinger Charlotte and Jean Sébastien (2015) On the gravity of world trade’s slowdown in The Global Trade Slowdown: A New Normal?, Vox, B. Hoekman ed. 2015

Emlinger Charlotte, Aglietta Michel (2011) Les prix agricoles in L'économie mondiale 2012. Repères  La Découverte, p. 89-103.