Ph.D. and MPP, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
J.D., Harvard Law School
With more than 25 years of experience as an economist and a lawyer, Dr. Buehrer has advised governments on economic and trade policy reform in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, Micronesia, and the Middle East. His record for directing complex policy reform initiatives has earned him an outstanding reputation as a trusted adviser, capable manager, and intellectual leader among USAID and governments worldwide.
Currently, Dr. Buehrer is Chief of Party for the Supporting Economic Analysis Development in Indonesia (SEADI) Project, which is working with the Government of Indonesia, university research centers, and think tanks to analyze and implement policies that promote employment and reduce poverty. Dr. Buehrer and his team work with the Ministries of Trade and Planning (Bappenas), the capital and financial markets regulatory agency (Bapepam-LK), and the National Team to Accelerate Poverty Reduction on trade policy, food security, poverty, employment, pensions, and insurance, among other areas.
Before leading SEADI, Dr. Buehrer was the Chief of Party for the ASEAN-US Technical Assistance and Training Facility Phase II, a five-year project supporting the ASEAN Secretariat in establishing the ASEAN Community by 2015. He was involved in many activities including trade facilitation, customs reform, harmonization of standards and conformity assessment, disaster management, pandemic preparedness, education, human rights, anti-money laundering, and migrant worker rights.
As the former Team Leader for the Trade Environment component of the Technical Assistance for Policy Reform II (TAPR II) project in Egypt, Dr. Buehrer worked with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Customs Administration, the port authorities, and others to facilitate trade and raise the capacity of government staff in trade policy and trade facilitation. Earlier, Dr. Buehrer was the senior economist and Chief of Party for the Assistance for Trade Reform Project, also in Egypt. He implemented all aspects of the project in trade reform, trade facilitation, conformity assessment, and WTO compliance.
For another Nathan Associates project, Dr. Buehrer advised the Government of Indonesia on macroeconomics, monetary policy, and trade. Before joining the firm, he advised the Government of Mozambique on fiscal and macroeconomic issues and the Federated States of Micronesia on economic policy. He has used CGE models to analyze economic policy in Nepal, Mozambique, and Slovenia.
Dr. Buehrer has authored papers on subjects ranging from trade policy and investment to exchange rate policies. These include "A Computable General Equilibrium Model of Nepal," with Filippo di Mauro, and "Cutting Red Tape: Lessons from a Case-based Approach to Improving the Investment Climate in Mozambique," with Louis Wells.
Macroeconomics, trade reform, trade policy
D.C. Bar Association,
Bar of the US Supreme Court
American Economics Association