John McArthur

John McArthur
  • Senior Fellow
    United Nations Foundation

John W. McArthur is an economist focused on interrelated issues of economic growth, technology, sustainability, poverty reduction and global collaboration. He is a Senior Fellow with the United Nations Foundation and the Fung Global Institute, and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Promise; a Faculty Member at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and Policy Director at the University's Earth Institute. Previously, he was Deputy Director and Manager of the UN Millennium Project, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's independent advisory on the Millennium Development Goals. Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University, where he supported the WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and co-authored the Global Competitiveness Report. In 2007-2008, he co-chaired the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice. McArthur received a DPhil (PhD) and MPhil in Economics from University of Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a BA (Hons) from the University of British Columbia.