Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at Atlantic Council / Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Economic Analysis & Senior Asia Advisor at U.S. Department of the Treasury
Robert Dohner is a senior international economics professional with three decades of experience in international macroeconomic, financial, and regulatory issues. He was until recently the Chief Economist for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, he led the Department’s work on Asia for over a decade. Under his direction, Treasury’s work on Asia expanded dramatically, with Treasury’s full-time staff working on China increasing from two to ten, and Treasury opening new offices in Beijing, New Delhi, and Singapore. Dohner helped create and manage the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) and its successor, the S&ED, in which he negotiated Chinese commitments on exchange rate, macroeconomic, and financial regulatory policies.
Prior to that, he was Treasury’s representative in Tokyo (1997-2002), directing an office that was instrumental in shaping U.S. policy towards Japan during its financial reform, banking crisis, and prolonged recession. Before joining Treasury, Dohner worked at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the OECD, and the Department of State.Dohner was a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
He has a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.