Ian Goldin

ITIC Speaker
Ian Goldin
Professor of Globalisation and Development
University of Oxford

Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford, Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and founding Director of the Oxford Martin School.

Ian previously was Vice President of the World Bank and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela. Ian has served as Principal Economist at the EBRD and the Director of the Trade and Sustainable Growth Programmes at the OECD Development Centre. He has a MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Goldin has been knighted by the French Government and received numerous awards.

He has published twenty-two books, with his Penguin book Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years forthcoming. His previous books include Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance and The Butterfly Defect, in which he predicted that a pandemic was the most likely cause of the next financial crisis. He has authored and presented three BBC Documentary Series After The Crash; Will AI Kill Development? and forthcoming The Pandemic that Changed the World. He has been featured on BBCHardTalk and all leading global media outlets.

He provides advisory and consultancy services to the IMF, UN, EU, OECD and numerous governments and companies. He has served as a non-executive Director on globally listed companies, including as the Senior Independent Director and chairing all board committees. He is Chair of the core-econ.org initiative to transform economics, and is an honorary trustee of Comic Relief and other charities. His website is https://iangoldin.org/ and twitter address @ian_goldin.