ARTNeT Advisor: Advisor at Large
Dr. Mia Mikic is a trade economist with a keen interest in sustainable development and with a proven track record and experience in academia and international civil service. She coordinated ARTNeT from 2009 to 2021. She also served as a Director, Trade, Investment and innovation Division in United Nations ESCAP. Prior to her UN tenure, she was Head of the Department of Economic Theory, Professor of International Economics and Director of Economic and Business International Program at the University of Zagreb, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. She is the author of a number of reports, papers and has edited or co-edited several volumes on international economics, regional integration and development. She oversaw preparation of Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR), a flagship publication in area of trade and investment. Her current research and advisory work focus on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on trade and global value chains, frontier technologies and inclusive future of work, advocating for women as influencers in policymaking, services trade, and promotion of evidence-based policymaking. She is collaborating with several universities on modernising trade curricula. She has a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Zagreb.