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Anna Maria Mayda

Anna Maria Mayda

Visiting Professor


Anna Maria Mayda is Visiting Professor of Economics at SAIS Europe and Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Economics Department and School of Foreign Service. She studied statistics and economics at University of Rome La Sapienza, where she received her degree summa cum laude. Before graduate school, she worked at the World Bank in the Latin America and Caribbean Region Unit. She received a MA and PhD in Economics at Harvard University, where she was also a doctoral fellow at the Center for International Development. She was a visiting scholar in several institutions including the Trade Unit of the IMF Research Department, University of Milan, EIEF in Rome and CEPII in Paris. More recently she was Senior Economist and Senior Adviser in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department in the Obama Administration. She is a Research Affiliate at CEPR, IZA and CReAM.

Anna Maria Mayda’s research mainly focuses on issues of trade, immigration and political economy and has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied, the Journal of Development Economics and the European Economic Review. She has also been awarded two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. In terms of topics, she has worked on: the determinants of individual attitudes towards trade and immigration across countries; the role played by interest groups in shaping U.S. trade and migration policy; multilateral trade negotiations and preferential trade agreements; the determinants of international migration flows; the H-1B visa and the Refugee Resettlement programs in the U.S.; the political and fiscal impacts of immigration to the United States. For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see personal website.