Doug Gollin’s research focuses on economic development and growth, with particular interests in agriculture and structural transformation. His work brings a general equilibrium perspective to issues such as: sectoral differences in productivity; the impacts of agricultural technologies; the role of transport costs in shaping spatial patterns of development; the importance of small firms and self employment in poor countries; and the macroeconomic effects of disease.
Doug Gollin joined Oxford in October 2012 after spending sixteen years on the faculty of Williams College in the United States. He chairs the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR, a consortium of international agricultural research organizations. He also works with the International Growth Centre and a number of NGOs involved in policy-oriented research on development.
He is currently a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Bureau for Research on Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Economies and a Co- Editor of the Journal of Development Economics.