Ian Goldin

Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford

Professor Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College and from 2006 to 2016 was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, where he is currently the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. Under Professor Goldin’s leadership, the School brought together over 500 leading scholars in 45 interdisciplinary teams to address critical global challenges. From 2001 to 20016 Ian was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank Group’s Director of Policy.  Prior to 2001 served as Economic Adviser to President Nelson Mandela and was Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa, which was the largest infrastructure investor in the 14 countries and over 500 municipalities in Southern Africa. Previously, Ian was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Head of Programs at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Professor Goldin has a BA and BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford and an AMP from INSEAD. The latest of his 21 books are: Age of Discovery: Navigating The Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance (Bloomsbury) and Development: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2018). His previous books include The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change and Ideas (Oxford University Press), The Butterfly Defect: How globalization creates systemic risks and what to do about it (Princeton University Press, 2014), Is the Planet Full? (Oxford University Press, 2014), Divided Nations: Why Global Governance Is Failing and What We Can Do About It (Oxford University Press, 2013), Globalization for Development: Meeting New Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future (Princeton University Press, 2011). Ian is the Author and Presenter of the 2018 BBC Five Part Series After the Crash.

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