Colin Bradford

Professor of Economics and International Relations, American University


Colin Bradford is a Research Professor of Economics and International Relations and Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University. He holds a joint appointment between the Department of Economics and the School for International Service. Professor Bradford is the convener of a group of American University faculty and distinguished international economists to discuss and undertake research on "Globalization in Crisis: An Action Agenda for Global Human Security and Sustainability."

Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Bradford was Chief Economist of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where he served as a Presidential Appointee in the Clinton Administration. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Bradford was Head of Research at the Development Centre of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Prior to serving with the OECD, he was the senior staff member in charge of the international economic outlook work of the Strategic Planning Division of the World Bank.

He is author and editor of several publications including The New Paradigm of Systemic Competitiveness: Toward More Integrated Policies in Latin America, and numerous articles on the East Asia trade and development experience.

Colin Bradford received his B.A. degree in History from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Columbia University.

Last Updated: September 3, 2017

"Prioritizing Growth: Enhancing Macropolicy Choice" (UNCTAD, forthcoming)

"Reforming Global Governance ? A Pragmatic Proposal to Streamline the "Big Gs", with Johannes Linn International Economy (forthcoming)

Anticipating the Future: A Political Agenda for Global Economic Governance (United Nations University, forthcoming)

"Beyond the Washington Consensus: Where from Here?", Policy Papers on the Americas (Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 2004)

"Global Economic Governance at a Crossroads: Replacing the G-7 with the G-20", with Johannes Linn, Brookings Policy Brief #131 (April 2004)