Institute for International Economic Policy

Faculty & Staff

Jay C. Shambaugh, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Ph.D from U.C. Berkeley University
Director, Institute for International Economic Policy
Expertise: International Macroeconomics

Steven Suranovic, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Director, International Trade and Investment Policy Program (July 2012 - present), Ph.D. from Cornell University
Expertise: International trade, international trade policy analysis, fairness in international trade

Kyle Renner, Institute Operations Manager

Affiliated Faculty

Susan Aaronson, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, P.hD from Johns Hopkins
Expertise: Human rights, governance, and economic growth; global trade; global corporate social responsibility

Sarah Baird, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics, Ph.D University of California Berkeley, 2007
Expertise: Development economics, program design and evaluation, health of infants and youth, HIV/AIDS

Michael Barnett, Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, Ph.D from University of Minnesota
Expertise: International affairs, global governance, humanitarianism, and the Middle East

William Becker, Professor of History and International Affairs, Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University
Expertise: History of business, business-government relations, international economy

Uriyoan Colon-Ramos, Assistant Professor of Public Health , Sc.D. from Harvard University
Expertise: Nutrition, poverty, and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mary Ellsberg, Director of the Global Women's Institute , B.A. from Yale University
Expertise: Gender based violence and its development consequences, especially in health

Ana Fostel, Associate Professor of Economics , Ph.D from Yale University
Expertise: International finance, sovereign debt and default, emerging markets, capital market access

Irene Foster, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ph.D from Indiana University
Expertise: Applied Microeconomics

James E. Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Ph.D from Cornell University
Director, Institute for International Economic Policy (2012-2014)
Expertise: Development economics, inequality and poverty, economic theory and policy

David Grier, Associate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs, Ph.D from University of Washington
Expertise: Globalization and international standardization, scientific institutions, history of science

Llewelyn Hughes, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Expertise: Political economy of energy, international relations of Northeast Asia, Japanese domestic politics

Remi Jedwab, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Ph.D in Economics from Paris School of Economics-EHESS
Expertise: Development economics, urban economics and political economy themes, urbanization and structural transformation, the economic effects of transportation infrastructure, and agricultural and economic development in Africa

Sumit Joshi, Professor of Economics, Ph.D from Indiana University
Expertise: Economic theory, economic growth, economics of networks, India

Frederick L. Joutz, Professor of Economics, Ph.D from McGill University (Quebec)
Expertise: macroeconomic and energy econometric modeling, forecasting

Graciela Laura Kaminsky, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Expertise: International Finance, Topics in Emerging Markets, Macroeconomics, and topics in Economic Development

Stephen Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Ph.D from Yale University
Expertise: Political economy of global markets and development, politics of macroeconomic policymaking, Latin American politics

Mark Kennedy, Director of the Graduate School of Political Management , M.B.A. from the University of Michigan
Expertise: International trade, trade agreements, and global governance

Eric Kramon, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs (beginning Summer 2014) (Not yet at GW), P.h.D. from Harvard University
Expertise: Comparative Politics and Methods

Marcus D. King, John O. Rankin Associate Professor of International Affairs; Director, Master of Arts Program in International Affairs, Ph.D from Tufts University
Expertise: Political economy of global markets and development, politics of macroeconomic policymaking, Latin American politics

Danny M. Leipziger, Professor of International Business, Ph.D from Brown University
Expertise: Development Economics, International Economic Policy, Macro and Economic Growth

Robert Maguire, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University
Expertise: Cultural and regional geography, plantation and post-societies in the Americas, development, poverty alleviation, geopolitics of oil, Haiti, US-Caribbean relations, Caribbean Diaspora populations

Arun Malik, Professor of Economics, and Public Policy and Public Administration, Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University
Expertise: Environmental and natural resource economics, regulatory policy design

Michael O. Moore, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Director (2010-2012), International Trade and Investment Policy Program, and Director (2007-2009) of the Institute for International Economic Policy, Ph.D from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Expertise: U.S. trade policy, economics of antidumping, foreign direct investment

Joseph Pelzman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Professorial Lecturer of Law, Ph.D from Boston College
Expertise: International trade, international trade law, trade liberalization, tax reform

David Rain, Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs, Director of the Environmental Studies Program (2009-Present), Ph.D from Penn State
Expertise: Urban population and development, geographic information systems, Africa, environment & health

Tara Sinclair, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Ph.D from Washington University in St. Louis
Expertise: Macroeconomics, forecasting, time series econometrics

Susan Sell, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Ph.D from University of California-Berkeley
Expertise: International political economy, intellectual property rights, North-South relations

Stephen C. Smith, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Director (2009-2012), Institute for International Economic Policy, Ph.D from Cornell University
Expertise: Development economics, poverty, economics of organization, economics of participation

Jennifer W. Spencer, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs and Director, Center for International Business Education and Research (GW-CIBER), Ph.D from University of Minnesota
Expertise: Knowledge spillovers from multinational enterprises, knowledge diffusion and knowledge sharing, international entrepreneurship, emergence of high technology industries

Olga Timoshenko, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Ph.D from Yale University
Expertise: Exporters' Behavior in Foreign Markets

Chao Wei, Associate Professor of Economics, Ph.D Economics, Stanford University
Expertise: Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Computational Economics

Ben Williams, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ph.D from University of Chicago
Expertise: Econometrics

Anthony Yezer, Professor of Economics, Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Expertise: Regional and urban economics, migration of labor and capital

Upcoming Events

November 21 Friday

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