is Vice Chancellor of University of Ghana and a Professor of Economics. His research work focuses on the economics of development, particularly institutions and their role in development, regional integration, economic reforms, financial systems in support of development, and small enterprise development. He has published widely in the fields of development economics, in particular in the area of informal finance and microfinance in Africa.
is Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa. He has co-edited four books and has published widely on labour economics, poverty, and income distribution. Haroon holds a National Research Chair, is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, is a member of the World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty, and a member of the Board of UNU-WIDER. Haroon has advised former Ministers of Finance and two previous South African presidents.
is Senior Economist at the National Treasury in South Africa, involved in microeconomic analysis. She has an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London. Previously a Senior Researcher at the Development Policy Research Unit, Aalia’s interests include industrial policy, youth unemployment, the informal sector, and social welfare. Aalia also worked in the Competition and Regulatory Practice at Genesis Analytics.
Hinh T. Dinh
is Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center in Morocco and President of Economic Growth and Transformation, LLC (EGAT) in the United States. He is former Lead Economist at the World Bank. His research is in development economics, industrialization, and international finance.
is a Lead Economist at the World Bank, where he works on the intersection between issues of trade, industrial development, and regional development policy. He has published widely on special economic zones and foreign direct investment (FDI), and holds a PhD in economic geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
is a Senior Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). His current research interest is on industrial policy, trade orientation and firm performance, and small businesses dynamics. He has published widely in the field of development economics and particularly competition and enterprises dynamics (investment, growth, entry–exit, and productivity), the practice and impact (p.xxiv) of industrial policy, and innovation and growth in small businesses in developing countries. He holds a PhD in Economics (2006) from the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Rachel M. Gisselquist
, a Political Scientist, is a Research Fellow with UNU-WIDER. She works on the politics of the developing world, with particular attention to ethnic politics and group-based inequality, state fragility, governance, and democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has been published in various journals and edited volumes, most recently International Peacekeeping, Social Indicators Research, and World Development. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.
is Director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa. Alan was Chief Economist in the Presidency’s Policy Unit (2002), representing the presidency at the G20, and co-chairing the G20 Development Working Group. He is a board member of the European Centre for Development Policy Management and was also a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General’s Inclusive Growth Advisory Group.
Eun Mee Kim
is Dean and Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. Her main areas of research include the political economy of development, development cooperation, globalization, and multiculturalism. She has published widely on East Asian development, and, in particular, South Korea’s economic development, the business groups (chaebol), and foreign capital, including foreign aid. Her most recent research focuses on South Korea and other emerging donors of development cooperation.
is a Research Fellow at the International Economic Development Group at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and a member of the group’s Private Sector Development Team. His research focuses on private sector development, structural transformation, as well as green growth and development finance Institutions.
Justin Yifu Lin
is Professor and Director of Center for New Structural Economics and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008–12. He has published widely on agriculture, development, and transition. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.
is a Macroeconomic Analyst at William Blair & Co. LLC. She has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and earned her BA in Economics from Lund University in Sweden. She has worked in Russia for Swedish Foreign Ministry and in Kosovo for the Swedish Defence Forces. She has published articles on special economic zones, tax benefits, tax competition, and municipal bankruptcy.
Nkechi S. Owoo
is a Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana. She has a specialization in spatial econometrics and her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries, such as demographics, health, gender, and labour economics. (p.xxv)
is Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of UNU-WIDER. He is the author of over a hundred published articles on the economics of developing countries and the co-author of the 2009 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Industrial Development Report: Breaking in and Moving Up: Industrial Challenges for the Bottom Billion and the Middle Income Countries and Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry (2016).
is a Professor of International Development in University of Malaya. He is a recipient of the 2014 Celso Furtado Prize awarded by the World Academy of Sciences in recognition of contribution to concept, theory, measurement, and polices which can stimulate technological upgrading among latecomer economies.
Joseph E. Stiglitz
is an American Economist and a Professor at Columbia University. He is also the Co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank and a former member and Chairman of the (US President’s) Council of Economic Advisers.
is Director of UNU-WIDER and Professor of Development Economics at the University of Copenhagen. He has some thirty-eight years of experience in academic and applied development economics research, teaching, and policy analysis. His field experience covers more than twenty years of in-country assignments in thirty-five countries across the developing world, including longer-term assignments in Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Viet Nam. Finn Tarp has published widely in leading international academic journals alongside a series of books, and he is a member of the World Bank Chief Economist’s Council of Eminent Persons.
Dirk Willem te Velde
is the Head of the International Economic Development Group and Director of ‘Supporting Economic Transformation’ at ODI. He is also a Research Leader of the Department for International Development-Economic and Social Research Council (DFID-ESRC) Growth Research Programme. His research interests centre on economic transformation strategies, FDI, trade, growth, and development finance. He has published widely in the field of development economics including state–business relations, FDI, and trade.
Khuong Minh Vu
is an Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. His research and teaching concentrates on economic growth, impacts of information and communications technology (ICT) and globalization, and economic development strategies. He has published widely on these topics with a special focus on Asia.
is the Director of Research at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program and a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. His main research interests are political economy of development and industrial policy with a focus on the Northeast and Southeast Asia. He has just finished a book co-authored with Dwight H. Perkins on the political economy of industrial policy in Viet Nam.