WASHINGTON, Nov 13—Carnegie announced today that Uri Dadush, a leading expert on the global economy, trade, and development, will join the Endowment’s new International Economics Program in January 2009.

Working from the Carnegie Endowment’s Washington D.C. office, Dadush will focus initially on the implications of the increased weight of developing countries for the pattern of financial flows, trade and migration, and the associated economic policy and governance questions.

Previously, Dadush served as the World Bank’s director of international trade and before that as director of economic policy. He has also served as the director of the Bank’s world economy group over the last eleven years, leading the preparation of the Bank’s flagship reports on the international economy over that period. Prior to joining the Bank, he was president and CEO of the Economist Intelligence Unit and Business International.

Welcoming the announcement, Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment, said:

“International economic issues lie at the heart of the political and diplomatic challenges posed by globalization, a fact brutally underscored by the ongoing crisis in the international financial system—the consequences of which have yet to be fully felt. Therefore, I am delighted to welcome Uri Dadush, one of the world’s leading experts on the global economy, development, and trade, to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Uri’s expertise, experience, and practical knowledge of the global economic landscape make him the perfect first pillar of Carnegie’s new International Economics Program. I am very proud that his distinguished career has led him to the Endowment.”

Uri Dadush said:

“I’m very pleased to be a part of the Endowment’s groundbreaking work as the first truly global think tank, given its outstanding reputation on foreign policy issues, and the interest in strengthening the economic dimension of its offering. I look forward to being part of active collaboration with colleagues in Washington, as well as Carnegie’s global offices in Beirut, Beijing, Brussels, and Moscow.



  • Uri Dadush will join as a senior associate in the Carnegie International Economics Program early in 2009. A French national, he served in numerous capacities within the World Bank, including director of the International Trade Department, director of the Development Prospects Group, chair of the Economic Policy Sector Board, and director of Economic Policy. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was president of the Economist Intelligence Unit/Business International, part of the Economist Group (1986−1992); group vice president, international, for Data Resources, Inc. (1982−1986), now Global Insight; and consultant with McKinsey and Co. in Italy and Denmark.