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Danny Leipziger

Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue

Danny Leipziger is Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University, and Managing Director, the Growth Dialogue. He is former Vice President of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (2004–09) at the World Bank. Over the course of his 28-year career at the World Bank, he has held management positions in the East Asia Region and the Latin America and Caribbean Region as well as in the World Bank Institute. Prior to joining the Bank, Dr. Leipziger served in senior positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State. At State, he served on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff. He also has been a Vice Chair of the independent Commission on Growth and Development (2006- 2010) led by Prof. Michael Spence. He holds a Ph. D. in economics from Brown University and has published widely in the areas of development economics and finance, industrial policy, and banking, including b ooks on Korea, Chile, and East Asia and recent volumes Globalization and Growth (with Michael Spence) and Stuck in the Middle (with Antonio Estache) and Ascent after Decline: Regrowing Global Economies after the Great Recession (with Otaviano Canuto). He has published more than 40 articles in refereed journals on economic development and finance. He has organized and co-chaired a series of Bellagio Conferences on the Challenges of Economic Growth with Michael Spence, and he is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times. He has written for Project Syndicate, and is often called upon by the international media as a commentator on global economic issues.