Can We Assess Ag Aid Quality?

Kimberly Elliott
Washington, DC

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Kimberly Elliott
Global Development Specialist
Center for Global Development
Kim Elliott is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. She can discuss reforms needed in trade preference programs to expand market access for developing countries, especially the poorest nations which often suffer from flawed programs.
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Kimberly Ann Elliott is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on a variety of trade policy and globalization issues, including uses of economic leverage in international negotiations (both economic sanctions for foreign policy goals and trade threats and sanctions in commercial disputes). Her most recent book is Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor, which was co-published in July 2006 by CGD and the Peterson Institute (PIIE), where she was prior to joining the Center.

Other PIIE publications include Can International Labor Standards Improve under Globalization? (with Richard B. Freeman, 2003), Corruption and the Global Economy (1997), Reciprocity and Retaliation in US Trade Policy (with Thomas O. Bayard, 1994), Measuring the Costs of Protection in the United States (with Gary Hufbauer, 1994), and Economic Sanctions Reconsidered (with Gary Hufbauer and Jeffrey Schott, 3rd. ed., 2007).

In 2002-03, she served on the National Academies Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards. Elliott received a Master of Arts degree, with distinction, in security studies and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (1984) and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors in political science, from Austin College (1982). In 2004, Austin College named her a Distinguished Alumna.

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Reforming Trade Preferences
Kim Elliott urges policymakers to reform trade preference programs to help poor nations.
Recent Publications/Appearances


February 5, 2013 "A New Leader for the WTO"

Nov 10, 2010 The Wall Street Journal "Struggles with Aid Goals for Poor Nations"


August 15, 2011 Center for Global Development  "Time for New Leverage in Syria: DIRT Sanctions"

May 8, 2000 Peterson Institute for International Economics "Preferences for Workers? Worker Rights and the US Generalized System of Preference"

Oct 23, 1997 Peterson Institute for International Economics "Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Economic Sanctions"

Aug 6, 1997 Peterson Institute for International Economics "Backing Illegal Sanctions"

Aug 29, 2012 Center for Global Development: "Can We Assess Ag Aid Quality?"


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