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Daniel Lederman

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Full Biography

Daniel Lederman is Lead Economist and Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank. During 2011 and 2012, he led the World Bank's work program on Trade Policy and Integration in the International Trade Department (PRMTR). From 2005 to 2011, Lederman was Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group (DECRG), and he has been part of the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean since 1995.  Lederman has written extensively on a broad set of issues related to economic development, including financial crises, violent crime, the political economy of policy reforms, economic growth, international trade, and labor markets. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, European Economic Review, and Journal of Development Economics, among others. He has authored or coauthored several books, including The Political Economy of Protection, From Natural Resources to the Knowledge Economy, and Does What You Export Matter? Lederman holds a B.A. from Yale University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).