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Douglas Gollin is Professor of Development Economics at Oxford University, based in the Oxford Department of International Development. His research focuses broadly on economic development and growth, with an emphasis on the structural transformations that accompany the growth process. He has particular interests in agricultural productivity and technology, from a micro scale to macro scale. His work has also looked at rural-urban mobility and urbanisation processes, spatial patterns of development and a range of other topics.
Professor Gollin joined Oxford in October 2012 after spending 16 years on the faculty of Williams College in the United States. He currently serves as Research Director for a major global programme of academic research on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG), funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office. Professor Gollin is a managing editor of the Journal of African Economies. From 2012-17, he chaired the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR and served on the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council. He has also served on the Research Advisory Group for the former UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Professor Gollin holds an AB degree from Harvard University and an MA in international relations from Yale University. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1996.
He has published in numerous academic journals including Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD).