Sallie James

Member, Advisory Council
FIRE Advisory Council Member Sallie James

Sallie James is the director of development at the Cato Institute.

Before joining Cato as a trade policy analyst in 2006,  James was an executive officer in the Office of Trade Negotiations in the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prior to that she was a Senior Policy Adviser in the Australian government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. She held numerous research and teaching positions while studying.

Her articles have been published in the San Francisco ChronicleOrange County Register,  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  Minneapolis Star Tribune and other American newspapers as well as the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the European Review of Agricultural Economics.  James has appeared on BBC World, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, Bloomberg TV,  NPR, and other TV and radio outlets.

James received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Adelaide, and her doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of Western Australia.

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