Karen Macours "is the Assistant Professor of International Economics. Her areas of expertise are Eastern Europe; Latin America; Central America and the Caribbean; developing nations; economics; economic development; international economic issues and globalization; rural development. She a former consultant to FAO, USAID and the Guatemalan Government; research associate with the Research Group on Food Policy, Transition and Development at the KU Leuven in Belgium; fluent in Dutch, French, German and Spanish; Ph.D., agricultural and resource economics, University of California at Berkeley. She has published articles on agricultural reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and East Asia in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Comparative Economics.“ 
Faculty member of the SAIS International Development Program.
- "Biography", SAIS, Accessed January 2007.