Tobias Sytsma

Tobias Sytsma

Economist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Tobias (Toby) Sytsma is an economist at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research focuses on international trade and supply chain frictions, technology, natural disasters and climate change, economic development, and workforce development. His recent and forthcoming research includes analysis of AI and automation in the workplace, globalization, and the economics of foundation models. Toby graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oregon in 2020.


Ph.D. in economics, University of Oregon; M.S. in intl and dev economics, University of San Francisco; B.S. in economics, Portland State University

Selected Work

  • Tobias Sytsma, "Improving Preferential Market Access through Rules of Origin: Firm-Level Evidence from Bangladesh," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2021 (forthcoming)
  • Tobias Sytsma, "Rules of origin and trade preference utilization among least developed countries," Contemporary Economic Policy, 2021
  • Tobias Sytsma, "The Impact of Hurricanes on Trade and Welfare: Evidence from US Port-level Exports," Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, 4(3), 2020

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