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Global Economy and Development

About Global Economy and Development

Founded in 2006, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. With a long-term vision of strong, sustainable, and balanced growth for a prosperous world, the program undertakes high-quality research, identifies target audiences and policy opportunities, and shares its findings to inform new policy solutions.

Our interdisciplinary team of experts draws on the core strengths of Brookings—authoritative, independent, and nonpartisan research, a depth of practical expertise, and unparalleled convening power—to focus on two main areas:

  • Strengthening the drivers of sustainable growth
  • Leaving no one behind

The program houses the following centers and projects:

Global also organizes the Brookings Blum Roundtable, an annual forum for global leaders, entrepreneurs and practitioners to discuss innovative ideas and advance groundbreaking initiatives to alleviate global poverty.

Global Staff

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 
Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly – Vice President and Director
Andrew Hayes – Research and Administrative Assistant to the Vice President and Director

SENIOR MANAGEMENT 
Sean Jones – Director of Development
Esther Rosen – Director of Communications

RESEARCH OPERATIONS
Jeannine Ajello – Web Content and Digital Media Manager
Drew Badolato – Program Manager
David Batcheck – Senior Communications Manager
Alexandra Bracken – Senior Project Manager, CSD
Antwan Brown – Finance Manager
Sara Coffey – Associate Director, CUE
Natalie Geismar – Senior Project Coordinator and Policy Analyst, CSD
Christina Golubski – Associate Director, AGI
Justine Hufford – Senior Development Officer
Shrijana Khanal – Project Coordinator, CSD
Lorenna Maysonet – Center Coordinator, CUE
Aki Nemoto – Assistant Director of Finance
Tracy Olson – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, CUE
Sophie Partington – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, CUE
Katherine Portnoy – Communications Manager, CUE
Ian Seyal – Senior Project Manager and Senior Research Analyst, CSD
Jacob Taylor – Senior Project Manager, CSD
Emmaline Theobald – Senior Development Coordinator
Aaron Tielemans – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant
Lauren Ziegler – Project Director, CUE

RESEARCH 
Max Bouchet – Project Manager and Senior Policy Analyst, CSD
Molly Curtiss Wyss – Senior Research Analyst, CUE
Meagan Dooley – Senior Research Analyst, CSD
Mahsa Ershadi – Postdoctoral Fellow, CUE
Brian Fowler – Research Analyst, CUE
Chris Heitzig – Research Analyst, AGI
Leo Holtz – Research Assistant, AGI
Odera Onyechi – Research Analyst, CSD
Sarah Osborne – Senior Research Analyst, CUE
Tamara White – Research and Project Assistant, AGI
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