Head, Emerging Policy Issues Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Susan Stone heads the Emerging Policy Issues Division at the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the OECD. Having joined the OECD as a Senior Trade Economist in 2009, she worked on a number of projects relating to trade, employment and non-tariff measures, in addition to leading the team that developed the OECD METRO model. In 2015, Ms Stone was seconded to UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as Director, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division where she oversaw the implementation of the Commission’s work programme in the areas of trade, trade facilitation, regional trade agreements, foreign direct investment, SME development, technology and technology transfer, and innovation.
Ms Stone has worked extensively in the area of trade and environment policy and their interaction in the context of employment, global value chains, poverty reduction, investment, regulation and the digital economy. Her work has been published as national and multinational government reports, edited volumes, as well as in peer-reviewed journals.
Prior to joining the OECD, Ms Stone was a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, a Research Manager at the Australian Productivity Commission in Melbourne and a Senior Analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC. She also has experience working as a Financial Valuation Analyst in the private sector.
A dual United-States Australian national, Ms Stone holds a PhD in International Economics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance, both from Drexel University.