B. Lynn Salinger

Principal Associate


M.A., International Development Economics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
B.A., Political Science and German, Tufts University


Lynn Salinger is an expert in multiple facets of development economies—trade, labor and workforce development, and agriculture and food policy. She has been helping governments, associations, firms, and individuals in middle- and low-income countries acquire the skills necessary to benefit from globalization for more than 30 years. Since the early 1980s Ms. Salinger has analyzed the comparative advantages of agrifood value chains in West Africa, North Africa, and elsewhere. Over the past several years, she has

  • Advised the Confederation of Business Associations in Mozambique on the potential macroeconomic and sectoral impact of the coming natural resource boom on labor markets, agriculture, and manufacturing (2014);  
  • Led a team of analysts that recommended ways for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to sustain the ASEAN Single Window;
  • Assisted the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality in developing and refining product standards and conformity assessment procedures;
  • Analyzed the economics of cross-border integration (China-Vietnam, West Africa) and the potential gains from free trade (U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement); 
  • Examined the role of the labor sector—the system of labor rights, government institutions, social partners and other labor sector organizations, and labor markets—in foreign assistance programs on behalf of the . the U.S. Government’s Global Labor Sector Analytic Initiative;
  • Prepared conceptual, analytic, and programming tools for and conducted country-level assessments in Cambodia, Honduras, and Ukraine;
  • Reviewed workforce development in Morocco, Egypt, Cambodia, and Libya; and
  • Led studies of the textile and apparel industries of South Africa, Vietnam, Mali, Uganda, Madagascar, Cambodia, Egypt, and Haiti.

Ms. Salinger is also an adjunct lecturer in international food and agricultural trade at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

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Labor markets, trade analysis, agriculture

Industry Experience

Agriculture, agribusiness, textiles and apparel, labor markets

Selected Publications & Presentations

Bringing HOPE to Haiti’s Apparel Industry: Improving Competitiveness Through Factory-level Value-Chain Analysis. Nathan Associates Inc. November 2009. With Don Feeney and Jane O’Dell.

Developing Country Labor Market Adjustments to Trade Reform: An Overview and Resource Guide. Nathan Associates. June 2006. Presented to the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, Washington, DC, January 9, 2008. With Bruce Bolnick, Erin Endean, and Matthew Reisman.

Assessment of Morocco’s Technical Assistance Needs in Negotiating and Implementing a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. Nathan Associates. January 2003.With Bryan Samuel, Samy Nadifi, and Saâd Belghazi.


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