Uri Dadush

Senior Associate
International Economics Program
Dadush is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He focuses on trends in the global economy and is currently tracking developments in the eurozone crisis.


PhD, Business Economics, Harvard University
MA, Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, Economics and International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


English; French; Hebrew; Italian


Uri Dadush is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He focuses on trends in the global economy and is currently also tracking developments in the eurozone crisis. 

Dadush is interested in the impact of the rise of developing countries for financial flows, trade and migration, and the associated economic policy and governance questions. He is the co-author of four recent books and reports:  Inequality in America: Facts, Trends and International Perspective (Brookings, 2012), Juggernaut: How Emerging Markets Are Reshaping Globalization (Carnegie, 2011), Currency Wars (Carnegie, 2011), and Paradigm Lost: The Euro in Crisis (Carnegie, 2010). He has published over a dozen Carnegie papers and policy briefs as well as numerous journal articles.

Before joining Carnegie, Dadush’s experience was split evenly between the public and private sector, where he led a number of business-turnaround situations. 

In the private sector, he was president and CEO of the Economist Intelligence Unit and Business International, part of the Economist Group (1986–1992); group vice president, international, for Data Resources, Inc. (1982–1986), now Global Insight; and a consultant with McKinsey and Company in Europe.

In the public sector, he served as the World Bank’s director of international trade and director of economic policy. He also served concurrently as the director of the bank’s world economy group, leading the preparation of the World Bank’s flagship reports on the international economy for over eleven years.

  • The Truth About Trade
    Op-Ed Foreign Affairs November 18, 2015
    The Truth About Trade

    A breakdown of trade multilateralism, and a failure to widen the reach of regional trade deals, will signal the beginning of a more dangerous era of world history

  • Trade, Development, and Inequality
    Op-Ed Current History October 28, 2015
    Trade, Development, and Inequality

    The most powerful underlying force driving increased inequality is not trade by itself but skill-biased technological change.

  • What Companies Want from the World Trading System
    World Economic Forum September 30, 2015
    What Companies Want from the World Trading System

    The world needs trade and investment to drive growth and development. Trade and investment activity, in turn, results from individual commercial decisions taken by businesses around the world.

  • What should be done about the great trade slowdown
    Op-Ed Hill August 19, 2015
    What Should Be Done About the Great Trade Slowdown?

    Policymakers must continue to guard against protectionism, and also deepen their country’s connections to the world through better transport, communications, and Internet links.

  • Strategic Europe July 7, 2015
    The Labors of Tsipras

    Solving Greece’s protracted debt crisis makes for a Herculean task. Does Alexis Tsipras have what it takes to pull off a deal with his country’s international creditors?

  • Op-Ed Euractiv July 3, 2015 中文
    Greece’s Unenviable Choice

    There is no good choice in Sunday’s referendum. For Greeks, it is either the devil or the deep blue sea.

  • Tsipras
    Op-Ed El País May 26, 2015 Spanish
    Greece, Complacency, and the Euro

    The euro may not be doomed, but those who want to believe that the crisis is over cannot afford to be foolishly complacent, either.

  • Economic Integration in the Time of Turmoil
    OCP Policy Center May 18, 2015
    Economic Integration in the Time of Turmoil

    Economic integration is crucial in order to achieve rapid and sustainable growth. However, instabilities in the Middle East and North Africa and the recent plunge in oil prices may stifle economic progress.

  • How Should We Respond to Lower Oil Prices?
    Op-Ed Hill April 8, 2015
    How Should We Respond to Lower Oil Prices?

    The politics of raising fuel taxes and simultaneously giving American households an income tax break may be impractical, but the economic logic of doing so remains compelling.

  • Will China Derail the Global Recovery?
    Op-Ed Hill March 30, 2015 中文
    Will China Derail the Global Recovery?

    The short-term China risk must be watched,but the likelihood of a major economic crisis in China spilling over onto the rest of the world and derailing the global recovery is low.

  • Cambridge University Press October 30, 2015
    WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism

    WTO accession negotiations have expanded the reach of the multilateral trading system not only geographically but also conceptually, clarifying disciplines and pointing the way to their further strengthening in future negotiations.

  • Current History June 11, 2013
    Inequality on the Rise: A Current History Anthology

    Rising inequality and unfair disparities in incomes and opportunities is stirring controversy in both developing and advanced countries and could undermine the legitimacy of governments across the globe.

  • Inequality in America
    Brookings Institution Press, 2012 July 10, 2012
    Inequality in America: Facts, Trends and International Perspectives

    Tackling the worst effects of inequality requires increased investment in crucial public goods, including education, a more progressive and simplified tax system, and increased international cooperation to avoid a race to the bottom.

  • Juggernaut
    Washington May 31, 2011
    Juggernaut: How Emerging Markets Are Reshaping Globalization

    In the years to come, the rise of emerging economies will reshape the global economic landscape. This monumental shift will enhance prosperity but also create great tensions that could stop progress in its tracks.

  • CCTV News December 10, 2013
    NAFTA’s Mixed Impact on the Global Economy

    NAFTA essentially tries to build a more integrated North American economy.

  • CRI English May 8, 2013
    EU Economy

    If growth does not return to Europe in the next two years, the political situation will become more difficult.

  • Brian Lehrer Show March 29, 2013
    Emerging Markets Unite!

    A new initiative by the BRICS coalition of emerging countries, intended to establish a new development bank, will rival traditional development groups such as the IMF and World Bank and may shift the balance of power of the world's economy.

  • NPR To The Point March 20, 2013
    Cyprus and the Euro Crisis

    The Cypriot banking crisis reveals the danger of the euro crisis incapacitating Europe and the global economy more broadly.

  • C-SPAN March 11, 2013
    European Union Debt Crisis

    The euro crisis continues to hamper Europe's growth, and the risk of contagion hangs in the air.

  • PBS NewsHour March 1, 2013
    Egypt’s Economy Two Years After Mubarak

    Two years since the outbreak of democratic revolutions in Egypt, the economic situation in the region remains precarious. Egypt's economy struggles to grapple with high levels of unemployment, decreasing reserves, a widening fiscal deficit, and costly, yet inefficient, subsidies.

  • RT CrossTalk February 25, 2013
    Bubble Building

    The developed world is eager to grab a slice of someone else's growth if they can't generate any of their own, with potentially negative repercussions for their relations with the developing world.

  • ABC (Australia) November 29, 2012
    The U.S. Economy is Still Inching Towards the Fiscal Cliff

    The prospects that the United States will find a solution for the fiscal cliff’s impending tax increases and spending cuts seem promising.

  • BBC World News May 12, 2012
    Prospects for the Eurozone

    As concerns rise over a potential exit by Greece and a possible bailout for Spain, the eurozone remains in a very difficult predicament, with few good options for moving forward.

  • BBC World News April 16, 2012
    The Next World Bank President

    The new World Bank president, an American once again, was selected through a process that was far from competitive. However, the presence of two developing world candidates in this year's field may be a sign that the tide is turning.

    October 30, 2015 Washington, DC 中文
    Japan and U.S. Perspectives on Southeast Asia Development

    Seventy years after World War II, Southeast Asia stands at a crossroads amid multilateral trade negotiations, economic integration initiatives, political turmoil, and the establishment of new development institutions and regional governance frameworks.

  • Asia Economy
    October 28, 2015 Washington, DC 中文
    Asia’s Economic Outlook: A View From the IMF

    Though Asia remains the fastest growing region globally, its growth rate is slowing. Are the policies of countries in the region robust enough to deal with external exigencies, and how successful will they be?

  • October 14, 2015 Washington, DC
    The Future of Trade Multilateralism

    World trade is stuttering, the WTO Doha negotiations are on life support, and a Pacific trade deal has just been reached. What are the prospects for trade multilateralism and its implications for economic development?

  • August 27, 2015 Washington, DC
    The Economic Impact of Lifting Sanctions on Iran

    A new World Bank report assesses that the removal of economic sanctions against Iran could significantly boost economic growth in Iran.

  • July 14, 2015 Washington, DC
    Oil Price Trends and Global Implications

    The sharp drop in oil prices is one of the most important global economic developments over the past year. While oil’s long term price outlook remains highly uncertain, a substantial part of its decline is expected to persist into the medium term

  • January 23, 2015 Washington, DC
    Global Oil and the Middle East Economic Outlook

    The steady decline of global oil prices since June 2014 is shifting economic, political, and strategic calculations of key Middle East actors, and adding a new element of uncertainty at a time of increased regional conflict and polarization.

  • October 15, 2014 Washington, DC 中文
    The End of Convergence?

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

  • October 7, 2014 Washington, DC 中文
    TTIP and Third Countries: Multilateralization or Balkanization?

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership initiative is a grand plan for revitalizing economic growth and enhancing international competitiveness. While Brussels and Washington work to reach a deal, large numbers of interested third countries—even major EU and U.S. trade partners—are left out.

  • April 17, 2013 Washington, DC 中文
    Asian Development Outlook 2013

    The Asia and the Pacific region continues to be the global growth leader even as it faces significant development challenges and downside risks.

  • April 12, 2013 Washington DC
    The Economic Outlook in Southeast Asia

    Economic disparities and a widening development gap both among and within Southeast Asian nations are among the most pressing issues facing the region.

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