About the Authors

Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford; Director, Oxford Martin School; and Professorial Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford, and Kenneth Reinert, Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, George Mason University. 

From 2001 to 2006, Prof. Goldin was at the World Bank, where he served as Director of Development Policy (2001 to 2003) and Vice President (2003 to 2006). From 1995 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. During this period, he served as an advisor to President Mandela. Previously, he worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and at the OECD Development Centre. Prof. Goldin holds a B.Sc. and B.A. (Hons) degree from the University of CapeTown, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and an M.A. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He has received numerous awards and prizes, and has been knighted (Chevalier) by France and was nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has published over fifty articles and thirteen books, including Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future (Princeton University Press, 2011) and The Economics of Sustainable Development(Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Professor Reinert received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland and held the positions of Senior International Economist at the US International Trade Commission and Associate Professor of Economics at Kalamazoo College. He has consulted for the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the OECD Development Centre, and the US Department of Commerce. Professor Reinert has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of international trade, economic development, and environmental policy. He has co-edited Applied Methods for Trade Policy Analysis: A Handbook (Cambridge University Press, 1997), was Lead Editor-in-Chief of the two-volume Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (Princeton University Press, 2009), and authored An Introduction to International Economics: New Perspectives on the World Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2012).