Hilton Root

  • Senior Research Fellow, Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy at George Mason University

Dr. Hilton Root is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Dr. Root, an academic and policy specialist in international political economy and development, joined the faculty of the School of Public Policy at George Mason University in the summer of 2006. His areas of expertise are international economics, economic development and policy reform, and Asian affairs.

Dr. Root was Freeman Professor of Economics at Pitzer College and senior fellow at Claremont Graduate University from June 2003 to June 2006. He served the current administration as US Executive Director Designate of the Asian Development Bank, and as senior advisor on development finance to the Department of the Treasury. Dr. Root was Director and Senior Fellow of Global Studies at the Milken Institute and was a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Initiative on Economic Growth and Democracy at the Hoover Institution. As a policy expert, Dr. Root advises the Asian Development Bank, the IMF, the World Bank, the UNDP, the OECD, the US State Department, the US Treasury Department and USAID.

As an academic, he has taught at the University of Michigan, California Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University. Dr. Root has written and lectured extensively, publishing seven books and more than 100 articles.

Dr. Root earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1983.

For a current list of publications, view Hilton's personal website .

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