Tarek Ghani

Tarek Ghani

Tarek Ghani is a nonresident fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed within the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. Ghani is an assistant professor of strategy at Washington University in St. Louis and a former chief economist of the International Crisis Group. His research on business and government, international development, and international security has appeared in the American Economic Review, AEJ: Microeconomics, Review of Economics & Statistics, and Foreign Affairs.

Ghani is an associate of Princeton’s Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, and an affiliate of LSE’s International Growth Centre. He has worked with the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Humanity United, the United States Institute of Peace, and the World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. from Stanford University.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Business & Government
    • International Security
  • Current Positions

    • Assistant Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Past Positions

    • Senior Economic Adviser, International Crisis Group (2018-2019, 2021-2022)
    • Chief Economist and Future of Conflict Program Director, International Crisis Group (2020-2021)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (2015-2016)
    • Consultant, United States Institute of Peace (2014-2016)
    • Investment Manager, Humanity United (2006-2009)
  • Education

    • Ph.D. (2015) and M.S. (2012) in Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
    • B.S. in Symbolic Systems, Stanford University (2004)
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