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Steve Radelet

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development

Steven Radelet is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Development at the School
of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Professor Radelet has extensive experience as a policy maker in the U.S. Government; as an advisor to developing country leaders; and as a researcher, teacher and writer. Prior to joining the School of Foreign Service, he served as Chief Economist for the United States Agency for International Development and as Senior Adviser for Development to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. From 2000 to 2002, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

From 2005 to 2010, he served as economic adviser to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a position he has recently renewed, alongside acting as an advisor to President Joyce Banda of Malawi. From 1991-95 he was resident advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Jakarta, Indonesia, and served in a similar capacity with the Ministry of Finance and Trade in The Gambia from 1986-88. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa from 1981-83.

From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Radelet was Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was also the co-founder and co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN). From 1990 to 2000, he was on the faculty of Harvard University, where he was a Fellow at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Director of HIID’s macroeconomics programs, and a Lecturer on Economics and Public Policy.

Dr. Radelet is the author of Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way (Center for Global Development, 2010), Challenging Foreign Aid: A Policymaker's Guide to the Millennium Challenge Account (Center for Global Development, 2003) and co-author of Economics of Development (W. W. Norton & Company, 7th edition, 2012), a leading undergraduate textbook.  He is also the author of over fifty scholarly articles, and editorials on foreign aid, economic reform and global development.

Dr. Radelet received master’s and Ph.D. degrees in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University.

Steven Radelet is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Development at the School
of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Professor Radelet has extensive experience as a policy maker in the U.S. Government; as an advisor to developing country leaders; and as a researcher, teacher and writer. Prior to joining the School of Foreign Service, he served as Chief Economist for the United States Agency for International Development and as Senior Adviser for Development to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. From 2000 to 2002, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

From 2005 to 2010, he served as economic adviser to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a position he has recently renewed, alongside acting as an advisor to President Joyce Banda of Malawi. From 1991-95 he was resident advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Jakarta, Indonesia, and served in a similar capacity with the Ministry of Finance and Trade in The Gambia from 1986-88. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa from 1981-83.

From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Radelet was Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was also the co-founder and co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN). From 1990 to 2000, he was on the faculty of Harvard University, where he was a Fellow at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Director of HIID’s macroeconomics programs, and a Lecturer on Economics and Public Policy.

Dr. Radelet is the author of Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way (Center for Global Development, 2010), Challenging Foreign Aid: A Policymaker’s Guide to the Millennium Challenge Account (Center for Global Development, 2003) and co-author of Economics of Development (W. W. Norton & Company, 7th edition, 2012), a leading undergraduate textbook.  He is also the author of over fifty scholarly articles, and editorials on foreign aid, economic reform and global development.

Dr. Radelet received master’s and Ph.D. degrees in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University.

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