Chief Economist, World Bank Group, and Elihu Professor of Economics, Yale University (on public service leave)
Pinelopi “Penny” Koujianou Goldberg is the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. She is on public service leave from Yale University, where she is the Elihu Professor of Economics. She is former Vice-President of the American Economic Association and President elect of the Econometric Society (for 2021). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of both Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Sloan Research Fellowships, and recipient of the Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences. She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER – currently on leave) and board member of the Bureau of Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). From 2011-2017 she was Editor-in-Chief of the American Economic Review. She holds a Ph.D from Stanford University and a Diplom from the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Recent work by Pinelopi Goldberg
The World Bank is making a shift from a lending function to a knowledge function. This will amplify the role of researchers in its work.
It is crucial to understand the causes of the rising anti-globalisation sentiment and make changes in developing countries.
How can policymakers adapt to a changing world of development and an uncertain future?
Does trade increase inequality? The answer is nuanced and context-specific, but the solution for policymakers is not protectionism.
Trade leads to improved industry performance and innovation, and a reduction in inefficiencies in developing countries