Michael Plummer

Director at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center

Michael Plummer has been Director of SAIS Europe since 2014. A SAIS Professor of International Economics beginning in 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. He was President of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES) from 2008 until 2015 and is currently a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the East-West Center.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 organisations including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the United Nations, the OECD, the ADB and the World Trade Organization.He has taught at more than a dozen universities in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has advised several governments on the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and is member of Scientific Committee of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis. Professor Plummer 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 Ph.D. is in economics from Michigan State University.