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Doug Gollin’s research focusses on economic development and growth, with particular interests in agriculture and structural transformation. His work brings a general equilibrium perspective to issues such as: sectoral differences in productivity; the impacts of agricultural technologies; the role of transport costs in shaping spatial patterns of development; the importance of small firms and self employment in poor countries; and the macroeconomic effects of disease.
Doug Gollin joined Oxford in October 2012 after spending 16 years on the faculty of Williams College in the United States. From 2012-17, he chaired the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR, a consortium of international agricultural research organisations. He also works with the International Growth Centre and a number of international organizations and NGOs involved in policy-oriented research on development.
He is currently a Managing Editor of the Journal of African Economies. Since 2015, he has been a Research Fellow with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), in both the Development Economics Programme and the Macroeconomics and Growth Programme; he is also a Fellow of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD).
Doug Gollin holds an AB degree from Harvard University and an MA from Yale University. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1996.