Danny Leipziger

Danny LeipzigerDanny Leipziger is Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, and is the founding Managing Director of 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-yearcareer at the World Bank, he held management positions in the East Asia Region and the Latin America and Caribbean Region as well as in the World Bank Institute. He was the Bank’s first Head of the Independent Sanctions Board, the originator of the Bank’s Gender Action Plan, and the founder of the Commission on Growth and Development ( 2006-2009) of which was Vice Chair. Prior to joining the Bank, Professor Leipziger held senior positions in the U.S. Agency for International Development and in the U.S. Department of State, including on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff. He holds a Ph. D. in economics from Brown University. He has published widely in the area of development economics and development finance. Professor Leipziger has published more than 50 scholarly articles, including on Korea’s industrial policy, Argentina’s currency board, urbanization in Africa, currency crises, and global economic growth. His Lessons of East Asia (U. of Michigan Press, 1997) is still in print. Professor Leipziger’s recent books include Globalization and Growth (with Michael Spence), Stuck in the Middle (with Antonio Estache), and Ascent after Decline: Regrowing Economies after the Great Recession (with Otaviano Canuto).