Ph.D. Columbia University
M.P.A. Princeton University
B.S. Boston University
Development Policy, with an emphasis on Africa
Margaret McMillan is an associate professor of economics at Tufts University. She has
published widely in the areas of international trade and investment focusing primarily on
developing countries. Understanding the distributional consequences of international economic
integration is the key focus of her work. She is a Faculty Research Associate of the National
Bureau of Economic Research and a recipient of research grants from the National Science
Foundation and the Center for Aids Research. In 2005, she was named the William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Professor McMillan's research has been featured in the New York Times and the NBER Digest
and has been published in leading economics journals such as the Review of Economics and
Statistics, the Journal of Economic Growth, the American Journal of Agricultural
Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of International
Professor McMillan has worked in several African countries including Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya,
Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Before coming to academia, she worked for a variety
of organizations including the Peace Corps, Lehman Brothers, USAID, UNDP and the World Bank.
Professor McMillan holds a Ph.D. in economics (with distinction) from Columbia University
an MPA from Princeton University and B.A. (summa cum laude) from Boston University.