Our speakers are leading national and international experts and policymakers who talk about the economic and development issues, challenges, and opportunities of our time. The talks are open to general audience, and all are encouraged to attend.
Dr. Mark Sundberg
Speaker:Mark Sundberg, Chief Economist and Vice President
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Time: 20th November 2023, 03:30-05:00pm, Monday Location: McClelland Park 105, University of Arizona
Bio: Dr. Mark Sundberg is the MCC’s Chief Economist of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). He is responsible for the quality of MCC’s economic work and manages the division responsible economic analysis of growth, poverty impact, and project cost-benefit analysis in MCC compact and threshold program countries.
Prior to joining MCC, he was Manager for the Economic Management and Country Evaluation work of the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group responsible for thematic, sector and project work macro-fiscal management, poverty, governance, and evaluation of country programs. He was also in the World Bank research department (leading author, 2006 and 2007 Global Monitoring Reports), and operations economist (India, Pakistan, Viet Nam, Laos, Myanmar, Ghana, Russia, and Turkey). During 1996-98 he was regional Chief Economist, Emerging Markets, for Salomon Brothers/Citibank in Hong Kong.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and BA in Economics and East Asian studies from Yale University.
Insights from economics, law, and behavioral sciences to inform identification and designs of effective development policies and programs to promote agency and economic development.
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