Barbara Stallings is the William R. Rhodes Research Professor at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, co-director of Brown's Graduate Program in Development, and editor of Studies in Comparative International Development. She is past director of the Institute and of its Political Economy of Development Program. Stallings has a PhD in economics from Cambridge University and a PhD in political science from Stanford University. Prior to joining the Institute in 2002, she was director of the Economic Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile, and professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is author or editor of 15 books and numerous book chapters and articles. She is a specialist on macroeconomics and international finance as well as relations between East Asia and Latin America. Her most recent book is Innovation and Inclusion: How to Avoid the Middle Income Trap in Latin America (Palgrave 2016), and she has a forthcoming book entitled, The Political Economy of East Asian Foreign Aid (with Eun-Mee Kim).