Sean Dougherty

Senior Advisor, OECD Economics Department and Public Governance Directorate

Sean Dougherty is a Senior Advisor at the OECD, where he gives policy advice focusing on emerging market economies, fiscal federalism, and inclusive growth. He is a specialist in development economics and international trade, and an Adjunct Professor at the Paris School of Economics. He co-authored the OECD’s first economic surveys of both China and India, and has written extensively on both economies, as well as on Latin American economies, notably Mexico. Previously, he led the team that carries out the OECD's annual Going for Growth benchmarking of member country economic policies, and he oversaw the extension of that exercise to cover non-member G-20 countries.

Before joining the OECD, he worked at The Conference Board in New York City, where he covered emerging economies and carried out a study of global innovation for the US National Science Foundation. An American citizen, Dougherty holds a doctorate and master's degree in economics from the Paris School of Economics and University of Pennsylvania, respectively, as well as a bachelor of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is originally from Texas.

He can be followed on Twitter at @econecho

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