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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.

The Global Economy and Development program is led by interim Vice President and Director Homi Kharas, an economist and policy expert who focuses on trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of the middle class, and global governance and the G-20.

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 also houses the following centers and projects:

Global Staff

Homi Kharas – Interim Vice President and Director
Jennifer Cohen – Assistant to the Vice President and Director

Kristina Server – Senior Director of Development and Management
Jacqueline Sharkey – Director of Finance
Yvonne Thurman-Dogruer – Director of Administration
Merrell Tuck-Primdahl – Director of Communications

David Batcheck – Communications Manager
Antwan Brown – Finance Coordinator
Sara Coffey – Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, CUE
David Eckmann – Senior Development Officer
Molli Ferrarello – Web Content and Digital Media Manager
Taylor Gentry, Development Coordinator
Christina Golubski – Assistant Director, AGI
Sarah Negris-Mamani – Program Coordinator
Joshua Miller, Acting Assistant Director, AGI
Aki Nemoto – Senior Financial Manager
Aline Pognonec – Center Coordinator, CUE
Katherine Portnoy- Communications Manager, CUE
Molly Sugrue – Senior Development Officer
Valeriya Ten – Senior Financial Manager

Izzy Boggild-Jones – Research Analyst, CUE
Amanda Braga – Research Analyst, CUE
Caroline Conroy – Research Analyst
Molly Curtiss – Research Analyst, CUE
Meagan Dooley, Research Analyst, DAGI
Dhruv Gandhi –  Research Analyst, AGI
Lorenz Noe – Research Analyst, DAGI
Nirav Patel – Research Analyst, AGI
Krista Rasmussen – Research Analyst, DAGI
Sebastian Strauss – Research Analyst, ESPLA

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