Ian Goldin

Professor of Globalization and Development; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford

BA (Hons) and BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Formerly: World Bank Vice-President and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Adviser to President Nelson Mandela. Has served as Principal Economist at the EBRD and Director of Programmes at the OECD Development Centre. Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and founding Director of the Oxford Martin School. Has been a non-executive director on numerous boards; Senior Independent Director, CDC. Trustee, Comic Relief. Chair, CORE-Econ initiative to modernize the teaching of economics. Has published 21 books, including Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance; Development: A Very Short Introduction; The Butterfly Defect: How Globalisation Creates Systemic Risks and What to Do; Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing and What Can Be Done; Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future; and, Is the Planet Full? Has been knighted by the French Government.

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