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More Jamaicans for leadership roles in US Government

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 7:18 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production
Renee Bowen

Jamaicans the world over had one more reason to be proud on the weekend with the announcement that another from the fold, is now holding a leadership position inside the United States Government. Following Vice President Kamala Harris in that mode, Professor Renee Bowen, now the senior economist for trade with the Council of Economic Advisers, has put another feather in her cap. We wish her all the best.

Published June 11, 2021

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JAMAICA-BORN PROFESSOR Renee Bowen has been appointed as a senior economist for trade with the Council of Economic Advisers in the Biden-Harris administration.

Bowen, who is originally from Kingston, Jamaica, and earned her master’s and doctorate in the field of economics from Georgetown University.

She previously worked with JP Morgan Chase on Wall Street as well as a consultant for the World Bank, where she concentrated on international trade policy for sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Bowen served as a professor and pastor faculty fellow at the University of California San Diego. She is jointly appointed at the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Department of Economics, and is director of the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy.

Her research focuses on political economy, microeconomic theory and international trade.

She applies dynamic game theory to study the behaviour of individuals who are constrained by institutions and who have long-term strategic considerations. Her recent work examines designing an international economic order.

Bowen has published in top economics journals, including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science and the Review of International Organizations.

She is a member of the California Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Bowen has held positions at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Hoover Institution, the World Bank and J.P. Morgan Securities.

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