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Ian Goldin

Previous Vice President at the World Bank
Country: UK

Keynote speaker Ian Goldin is a worldwide appreciated economist and author. The former Vice President and Director of Policy at the World Bank delivers keynotes on economic issues, globalization, future trends and a variety of other topics. He is a highly sought after speaker who takes his audiences on interesting journeys of facts, ideas and potential future scenarios.

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Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College.  The Oxford Martin School is the world’s leading interdisciplinary centre for deep research on a wide range of critical challenges, including finance, energy and environment, demography and health.

Ian Goldin previously was Vice President and Director of Policy at the World Bank. From 1995 to 2001 Ian was Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Mandela.  Before that he was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Director  of Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development at the OECD Development Centre in Paris.

With his two recent books Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance and The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change, and Ideas, Ian Goldin proofed once more how his thoughts and ideas can shape the way we understand technological and economical developments of the future that are about to come.

Ian has a BSc and BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town, a MSc from the London School of Economics, an AMP from INSEAD and a MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. He has been knighted (Chevalier) by France, nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader for Tomorrow and published fourteen books, including his two most recent Globalization for Development: Meeting New Challenges (Oxford University Press) and Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future (Princeton University Press) and his best selling The Economics of Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press).

    Speaker Ian Goldin Keynote Topics

    • Global Economy
    • Finance and Risk
    • Systemic Risk
    • Globalization
    • Future Challenges
    • The World in 2020
    • Employment and Migration
    • Demographic and Social Change
    • Technological and Social Change
    • Global Governance


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