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.
July 1, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is cited in The New New York Times in an article entitled "The Coming Political Realignment (The New York Times, Usa)."

June 8, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, contributed an opinion piece to the Peterson Institute for International Economics Trade and Investment Policy Watch entitled "The International Trade Commission Report on the TPP: Solid but Too Cautious?."

May 16, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, will speak at SOAS University about "Mega-Regionalism and Developing Economies."

April 30, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, wrote a commentary on VoxEu.org entitled "Economics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Distributional impact."

April 4, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is quoted in South China Morning Post in an article entitled "America's trade pact woes a boost for Beijing."

March 30, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is quoted in The Economist in an article entitled "Trade, at what price?."

March 24, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is quoted in El Economista in an article entitled "Guerra de números en el libre comercio (in Spanish)."

March 7, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is quoted on The Malaysian Outsider in an article entitled "Is there room for India in TPPA?."

March 3, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, submitted a testimony to the USITC entitled "The Economics of Analyzing the TPP."

February 14, 2016 
Michael G. Plum...

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics, is quoted on Livemint in an article entitled "The trade agreements dilemma."