Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford, the Director of the Oxford Martin Programmes on Technological and Economic Change, Future of Work and Future of Development and founding Director of the Oxford Martin School.
From 1996 to 2001, he was chief executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and served as an adviser to President Nelson Mandela.
From 2001 to 2006 Ian was Vice President of the World Bank and the Group’s Director of Policy. Previously, Ian served as Principal Economist at the EBRD and the Director of the Trade at the OECD Development Centre. He has been knighted by the French Government and selected as Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
He has published over 60 journal articles and 23 books, most recently Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World. Previous books include Terra Incognita:100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years; Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance and The Butterfly Defect: Why Globalization Creates Systemic Risks and What to Do, in which he predicted that a pandemic was the most likely cause of the next financial crisis. Other books include Exceptional People; Development; The Economics of Sustainable Development, and Is the Planet Full?
He has authored and presented three BBC Documentary Series After The Crash; Will AI Kill Development? and The Pandemic that Changed the World. He has been interviewed on BBCHardTalk and is a frequent contributor to leading global media outlets.
He provides advisory and consultancy services to the IMF, UN, EU, OECD and numerous governments and leading global businesses.
He is Chair of the core-econ.org initiative to transform economics, a member of the International Science Council, and is an honorary trustee of Comic Relief and other charities.
His twitter address is @ian_goldin and website https://iangoldin.org/.