Susan M. Collins is the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, professor of economics, and former dean of the Ford School. Before coming to Michigan, she was a professor of economics at Georgetown University and a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution. Collins received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in economics from Harvard University and her doctorate from MIT.
She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She served a term as president of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) from 2013-15 and, earlier in her career, as a senior staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Collins is an international economist whose research interests center on understanding and fostering economic growth in industrial, emerging market, and developing countries.
- “India’s Growth Slowdown: End of an Era?” (with Barry Bosworth), India Review vol. 14, issue 1, pages 8-25 (2015).
- “Rebalancing the U.S. Economy in a Post-Crisis World.” (with Barry Bosworth) in Bosworth, Barry and Masahiro Kawai (eds.) Transpacific Rebalancing: Implications for Trade and Economic Growth, ADBI and Brookings Institution Press (2015).
- “Economic Growth and Performance on the Pacific Rim,” (with Barry Bosworth) in Kaur, Inderjit N. and Nirvikar Singh (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Pacific Rim, Oxford University Press (2014).
- “Trading with Asia’s Giants” (with Barry Bosworth and Aaron Flaaen) in Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta and Rajiv Kumar (eds.) Emerging Giants: China and India in the World Economy, Oxford University Press (2010).
- “The U.S. External Deficit: A Soft Landing Doomed, or Delayed?” (with Barry Bosworth) Post-Crisis Prospects and Challenges for the United States, China and Japan, Tokyo Club Foundation for Global Studies, issue # 5 (2010).