Danny Leipziger

Danny Leipziger
Title:
Managing Director of Growth Dialogue Professor of Practice of International Business
Office:
International Business
Address:
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 450-B
Washington, DC 20052
Phone:
202-994-8202
Email:
DLEIPZIG@GWU.EDU

Danny Leipziger is the managing director of the Growth Dialogue, a network that works to extend economic growth to as many places on the planet as possible. Driven by a passionate belief that without growth, sustainable development and improvements in people’s lives are impossible, the Growth Dialogue seeks to connect high level policymakers and thought leaders with those whose policy decisions can benefit from practical experience and the latest work on economic growth.

Dr. Leipziger formerly headed the World Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) vice presidency, a network of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, lending, and analytic work for the World Bank’s client countries. In this capacity, he provided strategic leadership and direction to regional PREM units as well as groups working on economic policy formulation in the area of growth and poverty, debt, trade, gender, and public sector management and governance.

He was heavily involved in positioning the Bank on major economic policy issues and in managing the Bank’s overall interactions on these issues with key partner institutions – including the IMF, OECD, WTO, EU and the G8/G20. He led the repositioning of the World Bank on econonomic growth and launched the Bank’s Gender Action Plan. He advised to three World Bank Presidents and represented the Bank at major international conferences.

Dr. Leipziger has also provided commentary and analysis in both English and Spanish to newspapers such as the Financial Times and Le Monde, as well as to television networks such as the BBC, CNN, and Bloomberg Television.

  • Development Economics
  • International Economic Policy
  • Macro and Economic Growth

Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 1972
M.A., Economics, Brown University, 1969
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, City College of New York, 1968

Current research interests include economic growth and growth strategies for emerging market and developing economies; policies designed to achieve sustained and sustainable economic growth; the role of urbanization and cities in development; links between inequality and growth; and the role of innovation as it affects growth, employment and inequality. Professor Leipziger welcomes media inquiries on these and other topics, including: Globalization and international economic policy East Asia and Latin America The role of international institutions Financing economic growth and development

“Africa’s Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities,” in Monga, C. and J. Lin (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Context and Concepts, Vol 1, Oxford University Press, 2015 with M Freire and S. Lall

“Growth Strategies for Africa in a Changing Global Environment,” in Noman, A. and J. Stiglitz (eds.), Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa, Columbia University Press, New York, with S. Yusuf, 2015

Restarting Global Growth: Harnessing the Forces of Economic Growth,” Bellagio White Paper, Growth Dialogue, Washington, D. C., (with Michael Spence, James Mayika, and Ravi Kanbur), 2015

“The Role and Influence of International Financial Institution, “ in B. Currie-Adler et. al. (eds.), International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects, Oxford University Press, 2014

“The Bellagio Symposium on New Growth Paradigms,” A Growth Dialogue White Paper, The Growth Dialogue, Washington, D. C., 2012 with H. Kharas and M. Spence.

“ Multilateralism, the Shifting Global Economic Order, and Development Policy, “ in Global Issues: Multilateral Solutions, North-South Institute, Ottawa, 2012

“The New Economic Powers: Leadership Opportunities Post-crisis, World Economics,   Vol. 10, No. 3 (July- September, 2009) with William O’Boyle

“Multilateralism, the Shifting Global Economic Order, and Development Policy,” in Global Issues: Multilateral Solution (Canadian Development Report, North-South Institute, Ottawa, 2012

“Globalization Revisited, “in Leipziger and Spence, Globalization and Growth: Implications in a Post-Crisis World (Commission on Growth and Development, 2010).

“Fiscal Policy, Distribution, and the Middle Class,” in A. Estache and D. Leipziger (eds.), Stuck in the Middle (Brookings Institution, 2009)

“How Can Korea Raise its Future Potential Growth Rate?”, World Economics, Vol. 9, No. 4 (October-December 2008) with Elena Ianchovichina.

“Chilean Growth though East Asian Eyes” with Homi Kharas, William Maloney et. al. 2008. Working Paper No. 31 (Commission on Growth and Development) Washington, D.C.

“Achieving Child-Health-Related Millennium Development Goals: The Role of Infrastructure” World Development, Vol. 33, No. 8, (2005) with Marianne Fay, Quentin Wodon and Tito Yepes) pp. 1267-1284.

“Utilities Privatization and the Poor: Lessons and Evidence from Latin America,” World Development Vol. 29, No. 7 (July 2001) with Antonio Estache and Andres Gomez-Lobo

“The Unfinished Poverty Agenda: Why is Latin America Lagging Behind” Finance & Development (Vol. 38, pp. 38-41, March 2001), International Monetary Fund.

“Achieving Social and Political Consensus,” Development Outreach, Vol. 2, No. 1, (Winter 2000), World Bank Institute.

“Public and Private Interests in Korea: Views on Moral Hazard and Crisis Resolution” P. Petri (ed.), Regional Co-Operation and Asian Recovery, (ISEAS 2000).

“The Global Standards and Korea’s Economic Reform” Journal of International and Area Studies, (GIAS, Seoul 2000).

“Thinking about the World Bank and North Korea” M. Noland (ed.), Economic Integration of the Korean Peninsula (Institute for International Economics, 1998).

“Infrastructure Project Finance and Capital Flows World Development, Vol. 26, No 4 ( 1998) with M. Dailami.

“Mercosur: Integration and Industrial Policy,” The World Economy (vol. 20, no. 5, August, 1997) with C. Frischtak, H.J. Kharas and J.F. Normand.

“The Lender of Last Resort Function Under a Currency Board: The Case of Argentina,” Open Economies Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (1996) pp. 625-650 with G. Caprio, M. Dooley and C. Walsh, reprinted in G. Tavlas, The Collapse of Exchange Rate Regimes (Kluwer, 1997).

“Chile and Nafta: Lessons and Next Steps” in Schiff, M. and C. Sapelli (eds), Chile in the NAFTA – Centro Internacional para el Desarrollo Económico, 1996, with Alan Winters.

“Korean Industrial Policy: Legacies of the Past and Directions for the Future” in L.J. Cho and Y.K. Kim (ed.), Koreas Political Economy: An Institutional Perspective (Westview Press, Boulder, 1994) with Peter Petri.

“Korea: Issues of Distribution” in L. Krause and F. Park (ed.), Social Issues in Korea: Korean and American Perspectives (Korea Development Institute, September, 1993).

The Lessons of East Asia: An Overview of Country Experience (World Bank, 1993) with V. Thomas. English and Spanish.

“Korea: A Case of Market-Led Development,” in The Lessons of East Asia (University of Michigan Press, 1993) with Kihwan Kim.

“Awakening the Market: Vietnam’s Economic Transition,” World Bank Discussion Paper 157, (March, 1992).

“Demand for Protection: A Look at Antidumping Cases” Open Economies Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 1991) pp.27-38 with H.J. Shin.

“Korean Incentives Policies Toward Industry and Agriculture” in Williamson and Panchamukhi (eds), The Balance Between Industry and Agriculture in Economic Development, (Macmillan: London, 1989) with Peter Petri.

“Factors Affecting the Accumulation of External Debt: Hypotheses and Evidence from Korea,” Journal of Economic Development (December, 1988) with S.Y. Kwack.

“Industrial Restructuring in Korea,” World Development (January 1988). Reprinted in J. Ravenhill (ed.) The Political Economy of East Asia, Ed. Elgar, U.K. (1994).

“Korea: Managing the Industrial Transition” World Bank Report in 2 volumes with Cho, Iqbal, Petri and Urata (Washington, D.C. 1987).

“Lending Versus Giving: The Economics of Foreign Assistance,” World Development (April 1983).

“Monetary Policies in Interdependent Economies: Recent Policy Dilemmas,” Journal of Policy Modeling (January 1981) with G. Tavlas, D. Choi and V. Filatov.

“Social Indicators, Growth and Distribution,” World Development (July 1980) with Maureen Lewis.

“The Basic Needs Approach and North-South Relations “ in Reubens (ed.) The Challenge of the New International Economic Order (Westview Press: Denver, 1980).

“Policy Issues and the Basic Needs Approach” in Leipziger (ed.) Basic Needs and Development,1980.

“The U.S. Productivity Problem,” The World Economy (April 1980).

“Mining the Deep Seabed,” Challenge (March-April 1977).

“Production Characteristics in Foreign Enclave and Domestic Manufacturing: The Case of India” World Development, (April 1976).

“Multinational Corporations in LDCs: The Choice of Technology,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (November 1975) with William H. Courtney. Reply (1977).

“Determinants of Use of Special Drawing Rights by Developing Nations,” Journal of Development Studies , (July 1975).

“Long-Term Capital Movements and Economic Policy: Canada Under a Flexible Rate” Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.59-74 (February 1974).

“The Global Standards and Korea’s Economic Reform” Journal of International and Area Studies, (GIAS, Seoul 2000).

“Thinking about the World Bank and North Korea” M. Noland (ed.), Economic Integration of the Korean Peninsula (Institute for International Economics, 1998).

“Infrastructure Project Finance and Capital Flows“ World Development, Vol. 26, No 4 (1998) with M. Dailami.

“Mercosur: Integration and Industrial Policy,” The World Economy (vol. 20, no. 5, August, 1997) with C. Frischtak, H.J. Kharas and J.F. Normand.

“The Lender of Last Resort Function Under a Currency Board: The Case of Argentina,” Open Economies Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (1996) pp. 625-650 with G. Caprio, M. Dooley and C. Walsh, reprinted in G. Tavlas, The Collapse of Exchange Rate Regimes (Kluwer, 1997).

“Chile and Nafta: Lessons and Next Steps” in Schiff, M. and C. Sapelli (eds), Chile in the NAFTA – Centro Internacional para el Desarrollo Económico, 1996, with Alan Winters.

“Korean Industrial Policy: Legacies of the Past and Directions for the Future” in L.J. Cho and Y.K. Kim (ed.), Koreas Political Economy: An Institutional Perspective (Westview Press, Boulder, 1994) with Peter Petri.

“Korea: Issues of Distribution” in L. Krause and F. Park (ed.), Social Issues in KoreaKorean and American Perspectives (Korea Development Institute, September, 1993).

The Lessons of East Asia: An Overview of Country Experience (World Bank, 1993) with V. Thomas. English and Spanish.

“Korea: A Case of Market-Led Development,” in The Lessons of East Asia (University of Michigan Press, 1993) with Kihwan Kim.

“Awakening the Market: Vietnam’s Economic Transition,” World Bank Discussion Paper 157, (March, 1992).

“Demand for Protection: A Look at Antidumping Cases” Open Economies Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 1991) pp.27-38 with H.J. Shin.

“Korean Incentives Policies Toward Industry and Agriculture” in Williamson and Panchamukhi (eds), The Balance Between Industry and Agriculture in Economic Development, (Macmillan: London, 1989) with Peter Petri.

“Factors Affecting the Accumulation of External Debt: Hypotheses and Evidence from Korea,” Journal of Economic Development (December, 1988) with S.Y. Kwack.

“Industrial Restructuring in Korea,” World Development (January 1988). Reprinted in J. Ravenhill (ed.) The Political Economy of East Asia, Ed. Elgar, U.K. (1994).

“Korea: Managing the Industrial Transition” World Bank Report in 2 volumes with Cho, Iqbal, Petri and Urata (Washington, D.C. 1987).

“Lending Versus Giving: The Economics of Foreign Assistance,” World Development (April 1983).

“Monetary Policies in Interdependent Economies: Recent Policy Dilemmas,” Journal of Policy Modeling (January 1981) with G. Tavlas, D. Choi and V. Filatov.

“Social Indicators, Growth and Distribution,” World Development (July 1980) with Maureen Lewis.

“The Basic Needs Approach and North-South Relations “ in Reubens (ed.) The Challenge of the New International Economic Order (Westview Press: Denver, 1980).

“Policy Issues and the Basic Needs Approach” in Leipziger (ed.) Basic Needs and Development, 1980.

“The U.S. Productivity Problem,” The World Economy (April 1980).

“Mining the Deep Seabed,” Challenge (March-April 1977).

“Production Characteristics in Foreign Enclave and Domestic Manufacturing: The Case of India” World Development, (April 1976).

“Multinational Corporations in LDCs: The Choice of Technology,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (November 1975) with William H. Courtney. Reply (1977).

“Determinants of Use of Special Drawing Rights by Developing Nations,” Journal of Development Studies, (July 1975).

“Long-Term Capital Movements and Economic Policy: Canada Under a Flexible Rate” Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.59-74 (February 1974).

“Long-Term Capital Movements and Economic Policy: Canada Under a Flexible Rate” Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.59-74 (February 1974).

  • Macroeconomics for the Global Economy
  • Managing in Developing Countries
  • Special Topics: Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
  • International Monetary and Financial Issues

Vice President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM), The World Bank, Washington, D.C.  Led the PREM Network of 1,000 professionals, provided leadership for the Bank’s economic policy, debt, trade, gender and governance work, and for the bank’s policy coordination on key global issues with key partner institutions — including the IMF, WTO, OECD, and the EU. Leader of World Bank delegations to Hong Kong Trade, OECD, G8, and ministerials.  Highlights include launching the Commission on Growth and Development (Spence Commission), and launching the Gender Action Plan that raised $80 million in donor funding to support economic empowerment of women — activities known as “Gender Equality as Smart Economics.”

Vice Chair, Commission on Growth and Development,  The World Bank, led by Michael Spence.

Chairman, World Bank Sanctions Board, The World BankWashington, D.C.

Director, Finance, Infrastructure and Private Sector Group, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. manager of a group of more than 100 professionals providing technical services – projects, sectoral advice and analyses – to the region in areas of finance, transport, water, urban, energy and regulation.