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Douglas Gollin

STEG Research Director

Doug Gollin

Douglas Gollin is the STEG Research Director and CEPR team leader. Doug is a Professor of Development Economics at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) and a leading figure in the literatures on structural transformation and the growth of developing economies. His research focusses on economic development and growth, with particular interests in agriculture and structural transformation. He joined Oxford in October 2012 after spending 16 years at the faculty of Williams College in the United States. He has been a visiting professor at Yale University and a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund. From 2012-17, he chaired the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR, a consortium of international agricultural research organisations. He also works with the International Growth Centre and a number of NGOs involved in policy-oriented work on development. He has published widely in leading economics journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, and others. He has consulted widely, including with the World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and other international organizations. He is currently Managing Editor of the Journal of African Economies and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Development Economics and Oxford Development Studies. Doug holds an AB degree from Harvard University and an MA from Yale University. He received his PhD. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He is a CEPR Research Fellow in the Development Economics and Macroeconomics and Growth programmes.