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Colin I. Bradford

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development

Colin Bradford is a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings.  He is a specialist on global governance and the G20, and a leading catalyst for bringing experts into consultations with officials from host governments for the London, Toronto, Seoul, Cannes, Los Cabos, St. Petersburg, and Brisbane G20 Summits. He has edited Global Leadership in Transition (2010) and Global Governance Reform (2007), and contributed to The G20 Summit at Five (2014), Brookings Press books.  As a government official, he was leader in the bringing about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

From 1998 to 2004 he was Research Professor of Economics and International Relations and
Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr.
Bradford was a presidential appointee in the Clinton administration serving as Chief Economist of the
United States Agency for International Development where he was also the senior official in charge of
US relations with other donors, playing a leadership role in developing the International Development
Goals (IDGs) which were precursors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). From 1990 to
1994, Mr. Bradford was Head of Research at the Development Centre of the Organization of
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Prior to serving with the OECD, he was the senior staff member for two years in charge of the
international economic outlook work of the Strategic Planning Division of the World Bank. From 1978
to 1988, Dr. Bradford was Associate Director of the Yale Center for International Studies and taught
international and development economics in the M.A. Program in International Relations, which he
directed, and in the School of Management, where he was Associate Professor in the Practice of
International Economics.

Previously, he was for ten years in Washington as the first Associate Fellow at the Overseas
Development Council, senior economist at the Inter-American Committee for the Alliance for
Progress, legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles (D-Fla) and director of the Office of
Multilateral Development Banks at the U.S. Treasury Department in the Carter administration.

He is author of numerous articles on international economic policy and development issues and is
editor of ten conference volumes on major international challenges. Colin Bradford received his B.A.
degree in History from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Columbia
University.

Colin Bradford is a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings.  He is a specialist on global governance and the G20, and a leading catalyst for bringing experts into consultations with officials from host governments for the London, Toronto, Seoul, Cannes, Los Cabos, St. Petersburg, and Brisbane G20 Summits. He has edited Global Leadership in Transition (2010) and Global Governance Reform (2007), and contributed to The G20 Summit at Five (2014), Brookings Press books.  As a government official, he was leader in the bringing about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

From 1998 to 2004 he was Research Professor of Economics and International Relations and
Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr.
Bradford was a presidential appointee in the Clinton administration serving as Chief Economist of the
United States Agency for International Development where he was also the senior official in charge of
US relations with other donors, playing a leadership role in developing the International Development
Goals (IDGs) which were precursors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). From 1990 to
1994, Mr. Bradford was Head of Research at the Development Centre of the Organization of
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Prior to serving with the OECD, he was the senior staff member for two years in charge of the
international economic outlook work of the Strategic Planning Division of the World Bank. From 1978
to 1988, Dr. Bradford was Associate Director of the Yale Center for International Studies and taught
international and development economics in the M.A. Program in International Relations, which he
directed, and in the School of Management, where he was Associate Professor in the Practice of
International Economics.

Previously, he was for ten years in Washington as the first Associate Fellow at the Overseas
Development Council, senior economist at the Inter-American Committee for the Alliance for
Progress, legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles (D-Fla) and director of the Office of
Multilateral Development Banks at the U.S. Treasury Department in the Carter administration.

He is author of numerous articles on international economic policy and development issues and is
editor of ten conference volumes on major international challenges. Colin Bradford received his B.A.
degree in History from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Columbia
University.

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