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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 Kemal Derviş, who previously served as the head of the United Nations Development Programme and as Turkey’s Secretary of the Treasury. He has also taught at several academic institutions, including Princeton and Columbia universities.

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

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 
Kemal Derviş – Vice President and Director
Homi Kharas – Co-Director and Senior Fellow
Caroline Conroy – Research Analyst and Assistant to the Vice President

SENIOR MANAGEMENT STAFF
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

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
David Batcheck – Communications Manager
Antwan Brown – Finance Coordinator
Sara Coffey – Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives
Amy Copley – Research Analyst and Project Coordinator, AGI
Tyler Ditmore – Senior Project Coordinator, CUE
Molli Ferrarello – Web Content and Digital Media Manager
Christina Golubski – Assistant Director, AGI
Andrea Holcombe – Project Manager
Katie Hunt – Development Coordinator
Sarah Negris-Mamani – Program Assistant
Judy Meehan – Executive Assistant, CUE
Renee McAlpin – Project Manager, CUE
Joshua Miller – Communications Associate
Tasbeeha Mirza – Project Coordinator, CUE
Aki Nemoto – Senior Financial Manager
Aline Pognonec – Center Coordinator, CUE
Molly Sugrue – Senior Development Officer
Valeriya Ten – Financial Manager

RESEARCH STAFF 
Izzy Boggild-Jones – Research Analyst, CUE
Amanda Braga – Research Analyst, CUE
Christina Constantine – Research Assistant, ESPLA
Dhruv Gandhi –  Research Assistant, AGI
Lorenz Noe – Research Analyst, DAGI
Nirav Patel – Research Assistant
Krista Rasmussen – Research Analyst, DAGI
Brina Seidel – Research Analyst, DAGI
Mariama Sow – Research Analyst, AGI
Sebastian Strauss – Research Analyst, ESPLA

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