Kimberly Ann Elliott, former visiting fellow,
is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. She is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles on a variety of trade policy and globalization issues. Much of her work focuses on the uses of economic leverage in international negotiations, including both economic sanctions for foreign policy goals and trade threats and sanctions in commercial disputes. She has coauthored two books on the costs of trade barriers in the United States and in recent years has turned to broader globalization issues, including the backlash against globalization, the role of developing countries in the trade system, international labor standards, and the causes and consequences of transnational corruption. Her most recent book is Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor, which was copublished by Center for Global Development and the Institute in July 2006. Her other Institute publications include Economic Sanctions Reconsidered, 3rd edition (2007), Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization? (2003), Corruption and the Global Economy (1997), Reciprocity and Retaliation in US Trade Policy (1994), Measuring the Costs of Protection in the United States (1994), Economic Sanctions Reconsidered (2nd. ed., 1990), and Auction Quotas and United States Trade Policy (1987). She has also published in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Current History, The Harvard International Review, and The World Economy, and has had opinion pieces in the Journal of Commerce, Washington Post, and New York Times, among others. She has testified before Congress on sanctions and corruption and, in 2002–03, served on the National Academies Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards.
Elliott received a Master of Arts degree, with distinction, in security studies and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (1984) and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors in political science, from Austin College (1982). In 2004, Austin College named her a Distinguished Alumna.