Muskie School of Public Service

Barbara M. Fraumeni

Barbara M. Fraumeni joined the USM Muskie School of Public Service in 2005 as a Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy. She is still an active economist, as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Special-term Professor at the Central University of Economics and Finance in Beijing, and a Senior Fellow at Hunan University in Changsha, China. In February 2018, the World Bank released Jorgenson-Fraumeni human capital for 140 countries.

Previously, Barbara served as Chair of the American Economics Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession and Chief Economist of the Bureau of Economic Analysis. She has won CSWEP’s Carolyn Shaw Bell award for advancing the status of women in the economics profession and a U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal for her innovative research treating R&D as investment in GDP. At Muskie School, Dr. Fraumeni served as Chair of the Public Policy and Management Master's Program and the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy, and was a Professor of Public Policy.