Danny Leipziger

Professor of International Business, GWSB, and Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue

Danny Leipziger is Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University, and Managing Director, the Growth Dialogue, a network dedicated to examining the issues of sustainable and shared economic growth. 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. He also has been a Vice Chair of the independent Commission on Growth and Development (2006-2010). 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 books 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. His most recent monograph, Restarting Global Economic Growth (with M. Spence, R. Kanbur, and J. Manyika) is the result of a Bellagio 2015 Conference organized by the Growth Dialogue and the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Leipziger is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times. He has written for Project Syndicate, and VoxEU, and is often called upon by the international media as a commentator on global economic issues.