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Susan M. Collins

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Economic Studies

Susan M. Collins is a nonresident senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at Brookings. She is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Her area of expertise is international economics (including issues in both macroeconomics and trade). Her research interests center on determinants of economic growth, exchange rate regimes in developed and developing economies, and issues raised by increasing cross-national economic integration.

Dr. Collins edited or co-edited the annual Brookings Trade Forum from 1999 to 2007. Recent volumes focus on Foreign Direct Investment (2007), Global Labor Markets? (2006), Offshoring White-Collar Work (2005). She has also contributed to and co-edited the book The Economy of Puerto Rico – Restoring Growth, (Brookings Institution, 2006).

Her work has been published in numerous professional journals. Recent publications include: "Trading with Asia’s Giants" (with Barry Bosworth and Aaron Flaaen) in Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta, and Rajiv Kumar (eds.) Emerging Giants: China and India in the World Economy, (forthcoming), "Determinants of U.S. Exports to China" (with Barry Bosworth) Asian Economic Policy Review (forthcoming), "United States-China Trade: Where are the Exports?" (with Barry Bosworth) Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, (2008), "Accounting for Growth: Comparing China and India," (with Barry Bosworth) Journal of Economic Perspectives, (2008), "The Empirics of Growth: An Update," (with Barry Bosworth) Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, (2003), and "Minority Groups in the Economics Profession," Journal of Economic Perspectives (Spring, 2000).

Prior to her current positions, Dr. Collins has been a professor of economics at Georgetown University, and an associate professor of economics at Harvard University. She served as a senior staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 1989-90. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in economics from Harvard University in 1980, and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984.

Susan M. Collins is a nonresident senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at Brookings. She is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Her area of expertise is international economics (including issues in both macroeconomics and trade). Her research interests center on determinants of economic growth, exchange rate regimes in developed and developing economies, and issues raised by increasing cross-national economic integration.

Dr. Collins edited or co-edited the annual Brookings Trade Forum from 1999 to 2007. Recent volumes focus on Foreign Direct Investment (2007), Global Labor Markets? (2006), Offshoring White-Collar Work (2005). She has also contributed to and co-edited the book The Economy of Puerto Rico – Restoring Growth, (Brookings Institution, 2006).

Her work has been published in numerous professional journals. Recent publications include: “Trading with Asia’s Giants” (with Barry Bosworth and Aaron Flaaen) in Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta, and Rajiv Kumar (eds.) Emerging Giants: China and India in the World Economy, (forthcoming), “Determinants of U.S. Exports to China” (with Barry Bosworth) Asian Economic Policy Review (forthcoming), “United States-China Trade: Where are the Exports?” (with Barry Bosworth) Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, (2008), “Accounting for Growth: Comparing China and India,” (with Barry Bosworth) Journal of Economic Perspectives, (2008), “The Empirics of Growth: An Update,” (with Barry Bosworth) Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, (2003), and “Minority Groups in the Economics Profession,” Journal of Economic Perspectives (Spring, 2000).

Prior to her current positions, Dr. Collins has been a professor of economics at Georgetown University, and an associate professor of economics at Harvard University. She served as a senior staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 1989-90. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in economics from Harvard University in 1980, and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984.