Sherman Robinson Joins the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Washington DC—The Peterson Institute for International Economics is pleased to welcome Sherman Robinson as a nonresident senior fellow beginning November 2016.

Dr. Robinson is senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), visiting research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and professor of economics (emeritus) at the University of Sussex. Before joining IFPRI in 1993, Robinson was professor of agriculture and resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley, senior economist and division chief in the research department of the World Bank, assistant professor of economics at Princeton University, and lecturer at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Robinson has been a consultant to the World Bank and has held visiting senior staff appointments at the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the US Congressional Budget Office, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. He earned both his BA and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University.

“We are extremely pleased to have an economist of Sherman’s rigor and relevance join our team at the Institute,” said Adam Posen, president of the Institute. “Sherman’s creative work on our recently published PIIE Briefing Assessing Trade Agendas in the US Presidential Campaign included development of a new robust method for estimating micro level impacts of trade shocks. This innovative work and his ongoing agenda will allow us to bring home what policy shocks to international trade really mean to individual communities or local industries, and to better assess the impact of trade agreements, in a transparent, reproducible, yet powerful manner.”



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