Focus Area: Globalization

Dr. Leipziger was Vice President for the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) unit. As a leader of the Bank's economic policy work, he maintained a special relationship with the leadership of the IMF, OECD, WTO and other UN agencies. In his written work, he has spoken out on the issue of recurring debt and the role of vulture funds; he has written about globalization and inequlaity; he has promulgated the findings of the Growth Commission (Spence Commission) of which he was Vice-Chair; he has spoken at the Council on Foreign Relations, at the Peterson Institute, at the Center for Global Development, and at the Carnegie Endowment, among many engagements on various aspects of international trade, development, and finance. He is a frequent commentator and opinion leader in the media, and participates actively in international conferences and symposia. He brings a broad policy perspective to current issues.








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