Mia Mikic, holds a Bachelors and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Zagreb as well as a Masters of International Business from St. Mary’s College of California. She is a Board member of the Friends of Multilateralism Group, Advisor at Large for the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), Research Fellow at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Asian Studies, University of Zagreb. Mia is also an elected member of the International Advisory Board for the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia and part of the Global Advisory Council of the Centre for a Smart Future, Sri Lanka.
Mia previously served as Director, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division at UNESCAP. 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 many books, reports, and papers and has edited or co-edited several volumes on international economics, regional integration, and development, including the APTIR. 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.