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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Michael G. Plummer

Michael G. Plummer
Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics

EXPERTISE

Geographic Areas
Asia

Issues
ASEAN
Economic Development
Economics
International Finance
International Financial Markets
International Trade Theory and Policy

Languages
French
Italian
Japanese

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Background and Education
Michael Plummer has been Director of SAIS Europe since 2014. A SAIS Professor of International Economics since 2001 and the Eni Professor of Economics since 2008, he was Head of the Development Division of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 2010 to 2012; an associate professor at Brandeis University (1992-2001); and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Economics (Elsevier) 2007-2015 (currently Editor-in-Chief Emeritus). He was president of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES) from 2008 until 2015. A former Fulbright Chair in Economics and Pew Fellow in International Affairs at Harvard University, he has been an Asian Development Bank (ADB) distinguished lecturer on several occasions and team leader of projects for various organizations including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the United Nations, the OECD, the ADB, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. He has taught at more than a dozen universities in Asia, Europe, and North America. Professor Plummer has advised several governments on the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and is member of the editorial boards of World Development, the Asian Economic Journal; and the Journal of Southeast Asian Economics (formerly ASEAN Economic Bulletin). He is author/co-author of ASEAN Economic Cooperation and Integration: Progress, Challenges and Future Direction (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015); The Transpacific Partnership and Asia-Pacific Integration: A Quantitative Assessment (PIIE, 2012); and Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community (ISEAS, 2009), and is author/co-author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters. His PhD is in economics from Michigan State University.

Publications
ASEAN Economic Cooperation and Integration: Progress, Challenges and Future Directions (2015) (with C. S. Yue); Regional Perspectives on Aid for Trade (OECD, November 2014) (principal author); ASEAN Centrality and the ASEAN-US Economic Relationship, Policy Series 69 (East-West Center, March 2014); Oxford Handbook of International Commercial Policy, co-editor (2012); Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community: A Comprehensive Assessment, co-editor (2009); The Global Economic Crisis and Its Implications for Asian Economic Cooperation (2009); ASEAN Economic Integration: Trade, Finance, and Foreign Direct Investment (2009); "Best Practices in Regional Trading Agreements: An Application to Asia" in The World Economy (2007); The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic, and Political Analysis (Vols. I-III), co-editor (2005); Economic Integration and Development: Has Regionalism Delivered for Developing Countries? co-author (2002); numerous articles and reviews in academic journals. For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see personal webpage

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