Sherman Robinson

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Sherman Robinson, nonresident senior fellow, joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in November 2016. Robinson is a leading expert on computable general equilibrium (CGE) simulation models, which have become a standard tool of analysis of trade and fiscal policy reform, regional integration, structural adjustment, and development strategies. His research interests include international trade, economic growth, agricultural and resource issues, climate change adaptation, macroeconomic policy, income distribution, and maximum-entropy econometrics applied to estimation problems in developing countries. He has published widely in international trade, growth strategies, regional integration, income distribution, empirical modeling methodologies, and agricultural economics.

Robinson is also senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), visiting research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), professor of economics (emeritus) at the University of Sussex, and a visiting professor at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Netherlands. He joined the economics department at Sussex in 2004 and then accepted a joint appointment with IDS in 2005. He worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 1993 to 2004 as director of the Trade and Macroeconomics Division (1993–2003) and institute fellow (2003–2004), and he rejoined IFPRI as a senior research fellow in 2011. Before joining IFPRI in 1993, he was professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley (1983–94); economist, senior economist, and division chief in the Research Department of the World Bank (1977–83); assistant professor of economics at Princeton University (1971–77); and lecturer in economics at the London School of Economics (1969–71). He has been a consultant to the World Bank and has held visiting senior staff appointments at the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture; the US Congressional Budget Office; and the President's Council of Economic Advisers (in the Clinton administration), where he largely worked on trade issues, including regional trade agreements, GATT/WTO negotiations, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Robinson received a BA and PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Recent Content

Event Recap

Jason Furman (PIIE), Douglas Holtz-Eakin (American Action Forum ), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE), Adam S. Posen (PIIE), Caroline Freund (PIIE), Joseph E. Gagnon (PIIE), Sherman Robinson (PIIE) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)

February 1, 2017
Event Recap

Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE), Marcus Noland (PIIE), Sherman Robinson (International Food Policy Research Institute) and Mark Zandi (Moody's Analytics)

September 22, 2016
PIIE Briefing

Marcus Noland (PIIE), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE), Sherman Robinson (International Food Policy Research Institute), and Tyler Moran (PIIE)

September 2016
Policy Brief
Marcus Noland (PIIE), Sherman Robinson (International Food Policy Research Institute) and Zhi Wang (US International Trade Commission)
September 1998
Book
Li-Gang Liu (PIIE), Sherman Robinson (PIIE), Zhi Wang (US International Trade Commission) and Marcus Noland (PIIE)
July 1998