Bio

Dr. Daniel P. Ahn is currently a senior consulting economist for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors, a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a Senior Advisor at the Rapidan Energy Group. Starting in Summer 2019, he will join Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service as an Associate Professor of Practice.

He was previously the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of State, where he advised the Secretary and senior principals on a wide range of international economic and security topics relevant to U.S. foreign policy, including global macroeconomic growth, financial stability, economic sanctions, counter-terrorist financing, international trade, and energy security.

Prior to public service, Dr. Ahn was the chief economist for commodities at Citigroup in New York and also held senior positions at Citadel, Barclays Capital, and Lehman Brothers. He has also held research and teaching positions at Harvard University, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Columbia University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Monetary Fund.

He is the author of multiple research articles, Congressional testimony, and a forthcoming economics textbook, Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance with MIT Press. He was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of 30 under 30 in Finance.

He completed his A.B. in economics and finance with honors from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Major Publications

Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance, forthcoming book with MIT Press

The Sword and the Shield: The Economics of Targeted Sanctions

How Much Oil is the Islamic State Group Producing? Evidence from Remote Sensing