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John M. Harrington

John M. Harrington

Senior Lecturer of International Economics


Johns Hopkins SAIS associate dean from 2002-2015, assisting the dean in all faculty and curricular issues; developed interactive DVD-based courses on pre-calculus and basic calculus that have been turned into streaming video self-study courses required of entering MA students; prior to assuming current position, taught statistics, econometrics and mathematics for economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS as a professorial lecturer for 27 years; concurrently with teaching at Johns Hopkins SAIS, in a 20-year government career at the US Department of State, directed economics education for foreign affairs professionals at the Foreign Service Institute; later directed the Office of Regional Economic Policy dealing with Latin America and the Caribbean following a year at the National War College; continued to address economic policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean through association with several nonprofit organizations, including Caribbean/Latin American Action and the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, while at the same time overseeing special programs at SAIS; during the 2001–02 academic year, held a joint appointment as interim associate dean for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS and senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies at The Johns Hopkins University; PhD, economics, Georgetown University



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  • Environmental Issues
  • Statistics

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