Author, International Economist
"The Global Financial Crisis and Reform of the International Financial Architecture"
Anthony Elson is currently an international economist, writer and university lecturer in the Washington, DC area. For a number of years, he was a senior staff member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with responsibilities for managing its macroeconomic surveillance and financial operations with a number of countries in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions, and for the oversight of its global operations in statistics and work on international standards and codes.
Since leaving the IMF, he has been an economic consultant with the World Bank and other public and private organizations, and is currently teaching at the Duke Center for International Development and the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). During the 2008-09 academic year, he was appointed the AGIP Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins SAIS European campus in Bologna, Italy. He has also taught at Yale University. Other academic appointments include terms as a Senior Associate at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is currently a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, which is a select group of academics and professionals that promotes public and private support for the Bretton Woods institutions and a multilateral approach in US foreign economic policy.
In addition to a number of journal articles, he is the author of Governing Global Finance: The Evolution and Reform of the International Financial Architecture (Palgrave Macmillan 2011); Globalization and Development: Why East Asia Surged Ahead and Latin America Fell Behind (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and The Global Financial Crisis in Retrospect: Evolution, Resolution and Lessons for Prevention (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).
He received a BA from Yale University, and an MIA (School of International and Public Affairs) and PhD in economics, both from Columbia University.
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