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William R. Cline

Senior Fellow Emeritus

Finance, capital flows, trade and development; currently investigating the differential impact of global warming on agriculture in rich and developing countries.


Mr. Cline graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1963, and received his MA (1964) and Ph.D. (1969) in economics from Yale University.


William R. Cline is a senior fellow emeritus at the Center for Global Development with a joint appointment at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. His recent books include The United States as a Debtor Nation and Trade Policy and Global Poverty. He has been a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute since its inception in 1981. Previously he was senior fellow, the Brookings Institution (1973-81); deputy director of development and trade research, office of the assistant secretary for international affairs, US Treasury Department (1971-73); Ford Foundation visiting professor in Brazil (1970-71); and lecturer and assistant professor of economics at Princeton University (1967-70). During 1996-2001 while on leave from the Institute, Cline was deputy managing director and chief economist of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Washington, DC.

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