Michael G. Plummer

Michael G. Plummer, PhD

Director, SAIS Europe
International Economics
International Development

SAIS Europe

Expertise

Regions
  • Southeast Asia
Topics
  • ASEAN
  • Economics
  • Economic Development
  • International Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
Languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Background and Education

Held appointment as head of the Development Division in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris from 2010 to 2012; was tenured associate professor at Brandeis University; is president of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES); serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Asian Economics; is a nonresident senior fellow at the East-West Center; was Asian Development Bank distinguished lecturer and team leader at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat for several projects; led studies on the ASEAN economic community and development of the ASEAN regional bond market; advised on ASEAN free-trade initiative; lecturer and adviser to the Asian Development Bank; team leader and adviser to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat (2001-2003); member of the editorial Boards of World Development and the Asian Economic Journal; international advisory board member of the ASEAN Economic Bulletin; PhD, economics, Michigan State University.

Publications: ASEAN Economic Cooperation and Integration: Progress, Challenges and Future Directions (2015) (with C. S. Yue); Regional Perspectives on Aid for Trade (OECD, November 2014) (principal author); ASEAN Centrality and the ASEAN-US Economic Relationship, Policy Series 69 (East-West Center, March 2014); Oxford Handbook of International Commercial Policy, co-editor (2012); Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community: A Comprehensive Assessment, co-editor (2009); The Global Economic Crisis and Its Implications for Asian Economic Cooperation (2009); ASEAN Economic Integration: Trade, Finance, and Foreign Direct Investment (2009); "Best Practices in Regional Trading Agreements: An Application to Asia" in The World Economy (2007); The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic, and Political Analysis (Vols. I-III), co-editor (2005); Economic Integration and Development: Has Regionalism Delivered for Developing Countries? co-author (2002); numerous articles and reviews in academic journals.


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This course is ...
This course is the first of the two-part section of the international economics component of the Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR) degree program. Its goal is to give students a basic understanding of the theory of price determination and markets and underlying microeconomic concepts necessary for economic analysis at the national level, as well as an overview of real-sector economic forces behind globalization. The review is designed to highlight the role of policy in affecting national and international outcomes.

At the end of the course, students will have a good grasp of the essence of modern microeconomic analysis and how policy affects economic efficiency, welfare and other outcomes. It also will provide students with basic tools to understand essential aspects of the globalization process, and how a country’s commercial policies are important for not only its own welfare but also its trading partners (something being made all too clear by the UK referendum to exit from the European Union!). It will also be a first step in the exposition of how economists view risk, something that will be revisited in corporate finance as well as the international finance parts of the MAGR curriculum.
Fall 2016 
Considers the c...
Considers the causes of international trade and investment and the gains from trade. Evaluates alternative national policies toward international trade.
January 12, 2017 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, participated in a conference in Ho Chi Minh City entitled "Trade, Industrialization and Structural Reforms in ASEAN."

December 20, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is interviewed in The Star On-Line in an article entitled "Ringgit weakens further on prospects of further US rate increase."

December 14, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is quoted on China-US Focus in an article entitled "Donald Trump's Foolish Plan to Hand Asian Economic Leadership to China."

November 21, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, will give a seminar at SOAS entitled "Mega-regionalism and the Future of the Global Trading System."

October 25, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, will speak at ISPI at a lecture entitled "Today's Japanese Economy - Implications for European Economies ."

September 28, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is interviewed on Greater Chine Live in "30-Minute Noon News Service."

September 27, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, will speak at the United Nations in a meeting entitled "The Changing Political Economy of Globalization: Multilateral Institutions and the 2030 Agenda."

September 21, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is cited on PIIE in an article entitled "Trump-Pence Campaign's Citation of PIIE Data Is Outdated."

September 18, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is cited on The New Yorker in an article entitled "Why Obama Is Still Trying to Pass the T.P.P.."

July 3, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is cited on VoxEu.org in an article entitled "TPP is a structural reform: Let's evaluate it with structural model."