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Maggie Xiaoyang Chen

Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Director, Institute for International Economic Policy
Faculty: Full-Time
Suite 502
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW
Phone: 202-994-0192
Fax: 202-994-6147

Areas of Expertise

International trade, foreign direct investment, and regionalism.

Maggie Xiaoyang Chen is a professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University. She became Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy in July 2017. Professor Chen's areas of research expertise includes foreign direct investment, multinational firms, international trade, and regional trade agreements, and her work as been published extensively in leading academic journals.

Professor Chen has worked as an economist in the research department of the World Bank from 2011-2012, a consultant for various regional divisions of the World Bank and the International Finance Cooperation since 2003, and a contributor to the World Development Report and World Bank's Latin America and Caribbean Flagship Report. She has also served as a trade policy advisor at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, leading policy analyses on the economic effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. She has held visiting professor positions in various universities including Boston College and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. She is a co-editor of the Economic Inquiry. Professor Chen received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her B.A. in Economics from Beijing Normal University.


Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Classes Taught

ECON 2181 International Trade Theory and Policy

ECON 6283 Survey - International Trade Theory and Policy

ECON 8395 Advanced Topics in International Trade