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.

  • Deindustrialisation and Development
    Op-Ed Vox EU March 13, 2015
    Deindustrialisation and Development

    While manufacturing played a key role in some countries’ development, high growth can be sustained without relying primarily on manufacturing.

  • Op-Ed Hill March 2, 2015
    That Absurd Fear of Stagnation

    Seven years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, bad policies, deficient institutional arrangements, and the mistakes of the past are still tying some of the world’s largest economies down.

  • OCP Policy Center February 10, 2015
    Is Manufacturing Still a Key to Growth ?

    Manufacturing is declining as a share of GDP not only in advanced countries, but in developing countries as well. This new trend, a result of complex forces, should be seen on balance as a reason for development-optimism, not pessimism.

  • The Global Economy and China: the View from a Moun
    Op-Ed Guangming Online January 30, 2015
    The Global Economy and China: The View From a Mountain Top

    China’s very high rates of saving and investment in infrastructure, plants and equipment, research and development, and human capital should be seen more as a source of strength than of weakness.

  • Op-Ed L’Espresso January 14, 2015
    A Better Year Ahead?

    The most plausible global economic forecast for 2015 is moderate growth, similar to 2014; not a good year, but not a disaster either.

  • Year in Crisis December 10, 2014 Русский 中文
    The World in 2015

    Our take on the year ahead.

  • Op-Ed Huffington Post September 26, 2014
    Brazil’s Economic Future

    The prospects for Brazil’s economy will depend on the vigor with which the next government will pursue policies that remedy the problems that have so far held it back.

  • Op-Ed National Interest September 22, 2014
    The Decline of the Bretton Woods Institutions

    The IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization are now in rapid and unmistakable decline, which can only be reversed by a major shift in approach by their political masters.

  • World Economic Forum July 9, 2014
    Potential Responses to Mega-regionals by Excluded Countries

    The TPP and TTIP intend to reshape world trade rules for the 21st century. However, the negotiations exclude some 160 countries, which are home to over 80 percent of the world’s population.

  • Thomas Piketty
    Op-Ed Hill June 9, 2014
    An Inconvenient Book

    Thomas Piketty’s latest book is a masterpiece of historical and economic analysis, a book that, in ambition and originality, aspires to become an instant economic classic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • March 18, 2013 Washington, DC
    Economic Turmoil in Arab Countries—Can Partners Help?

    Two years after the democratic revolutions in several Arab countries, the economic situation in the region remains precarious.

  • May 7, 2012 Washington, D.C.
    Iran, Oil Prices, and the Global Economy

    With tighter sanctions on Iran scheduled to go into effect in the second half of this year, global oil prices could spike further, adding uncertainty to fragile global economic prospects.

  • May 2, 2012 Washington, D.C.
    Demystifying the Chinese Economy

    Since opening up to the world in 1979, China’s economy has grown by an astonishing 10 percent, on average, in real terms every year. But many observers have pointed out that China’s recent “rise” is more aptly deemed a “return” to the preeminence it enjoyed before the eighteenth century.

  • April 16, 2012 Washington, D.C.
    Inequality in America: A Global Perspective

    Soaring inequality is front and center in the electoral debate. How does the inequality trend in the United States compare with other countries?

  • March 21, 2012 Washington, D.C.
    The U.S. Economy in Crisis: Steps for the Next Administration

    The next administration will confront numerous domestic economic policy challenges, including persistently high unemployment, a surging national debt, tax and social spending reform, and the energy and climate nexus.

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