Tarek Ghani

Chief Economist and Future of Conflict Program Director, International Crisis Group

Tarek Ghani is Chief Economist and Future of Conflict Program Director at the International Crisis Group, where he leads research, policy analysis and advocacy on how climate change, digital technologies and the global economy impact deadly conflicts. He is a Nonresident Fellow of the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program. He has published in the American Economic Review, AEJ: Microeconomics, Foreign Affairs and Harvard Business Review. 

Tarek is an Assistant Professor of Strategy (on public service leave since Jan 2020) at Washington University's Olin Business School. At Olin, he has taught MBA-level courses on strategy and business, government & society and Ph.D. seminars on organizational economics, non-market strategy and global strategy. He holds a Ph.D. in Business & Public Policy from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. 

Tarek is an associate of Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and an affiliate of LSE's International Growth Centre. From 2015-2016, he was the ESOC Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs. From 2006-2009, he oversaw conflict prevention grants at the Humanity United foundation. He has worked with the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Institute of Peace and the World Bank. 

Tarek's academic research examines how market and institutional frictions affect firm strategy in emerging economies. His research has been supported by the Alexander Soros Foundation, Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty, Innovations for Poverty Action, International Growth Centre, J-PAL, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, USAID, Weiss Family Fund in Development Economics and the World Bank.