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Margaret McMillan

Deputy Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance , International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Research field: Economics
-Understanding the distributional consequences of international economic integration.
-International trade and investment focusing primarily on developing countries.

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Margaret McMillan is the Director of Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and an associate professor of economics at Tufts University. She has published widely in the areas of international trade and investment focusing primarily on developing countries. Understanding the distributional consequences of international economic integration is the key focus of her work. She is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a recipient of research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Aids Research. In 2005, she was named the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Professor McMillan’s research has been featured in the New York Times and the NBER Digest and has been published in leading economics journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic Growth, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of International Economics.

Professor McMillan has worked in several African countries including Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Before coming to academia, she worked for a variety of organizations including the Peace Corps, Lehman Brothers, USAID, UNDP and the World Bank.

Professor McMillan holds a Ph.D. in economics (with distinction) from Columbia University an MPA from Princeton University and B.A. (summa cum laude) from Boston University.

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Professional Experience


2011 - Present
Deputy Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2008 - Present
Executive Committee at Northeast Universities Development Consortium
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
2004 - Present
Faculty Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
2003 - Present
Associate Professor of Economics at Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2009
External Examiner at University of Botswana
Botswana, South Africa
Dec 2007 - Dec 2007
Consultant, Development Economics Research Group at The World Bank
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Dec 2004 - Dec 2005
Radcliffe Fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2001 - Dec 2003
Consultant, Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Ethiopia at The World Bank
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Dec 1997 - Dec 2003
Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Dec 1996 - Dec 1999
Senior Economist, Equity and Growth through Economic Research at USAID
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Dec 1994 - Dec 1994
Consultant at United Nations Development Programme
New York, New York, United States
Dec 1993 - Dec 1993
Consultant, Africa Adjustment Study Update at The World Bank
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Dec 1989 - Dec 1992
Chief of Party at World Bank, Cooperative and Rural Development Bank
Dodoma, Tanzania
Dec 1988 - Dec 1989
Consultant at Lonrho Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dec 1986 - Dec 1988
Associate, Capital Markets at Equator Bank Limited
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Dec 1984 - Dec 1986
Financial Analyst at Shearson Lehman Brothers
New York, New York, United States
Dec 1983 - Dec 1983
Assistant Junior Program Officer at United Nations Development Programme
Mali, Guinea
Dec 1980 - Dec 1982
Volunteer at United States Peace Corps
Bougouni, Mali
Education


Dec 1994 - Dec 1997
Columbia University in New York, New York, United States
Ph.D. in Economics with Distinction
Dec 1982 - Dec 1984
Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Woodrow Wilson School, M.P.A.
Dec 1977 - Dec 1980
Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
B.S. in Mathematics and Economics, summa cum laude

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