Dr. Daniel Lederman

Dr. Daniel Lederman

Lead Economist and Deputy Chief Economist, MENA
World Bank

In January 2018 Daniel Lederman became Lead Economist and Deputy Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank Group.

Previously he served as Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lead Trade Economist in the World Bank’s International Trade Department (PRMTR), Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (DECRG), and Senior Economist and Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Before joining the World Bank in 1995, he worked for the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

An economist and political scientist by training, Mr. Lederman has published numerous books and articles on a broad set of issues related to economic development, including financial crises, crime, political economy of economic reforms, economic growth, innovation, international trade and labor markets. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economics and Politics, Journal of International Business Studies, among many other refereed journals.

Daniel Lederman received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and M.A. and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).