Douglas Gollin

Douglas Gollin

External Associate
Professor of Development Economics, Department of International Development, University of Oxford


Douglas Gollin is Professor of Development Economics in the Department of International Development at Oxford University. His research focuses broadly on economic development and growth. He has particular interests in agricultural productivity and the impacts of agricultural technologies, as well as in sectoral and spatial dimensions of development. His recent work has looked at patterns of urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa and at the weak linkages between African cities and their rural hinterlands.

Professor Gollin joined Oxford in October 2012 after spending sixteen years on the faculty of Williams College in the United States. His current research projects include work in Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Economies and a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He also chairs the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR.

Professor Gollin holds an A.B. degree from Harvard University and an M.A. in international relations from Yale University. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He has published in numerous academic journals including Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics and American Journal of Agricultural Economics.