Bio

Maggie Chen is Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University. Professor Chen's areas of research expertise include foreign direct investment, international trade, and regional trade agreements and her work has been published extensively in academic journals such as American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Journal of International Economics. She has worked as an economist in the research department of the World Bank, a trade policy advisor at the U.S. congressional Budget Office leading policy analyses on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and a consultant for various divisions of the World Bank and the International Finance Cooperation advising issues ranging from foreign direct investment to the Belt and Road Initiative and technical barriers to trade. She is also a contributor to several World Bank flagship studies and the World Development Report. She has held visiting professor positions in various universities including Boston College and University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China and is a co-editor of the Economic Inquiry. Professor Chen received her PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her BA in Economics from Beijing Normal University.