Daniel Kaufmann

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Daniel Kaufmann is the Director of Global Programs at the World Bank Institute (WBI) where he oversees the governance and knowledge agenda. Regarded as a leading expert, researcher, and adviser on governance and development, with his colleagues he has pioneered new empirical approaches and survey methodologies resulting in action programs and supports countries on good governance and anti-corruption programs and capacity building. He previously held positions at the World Bank heading Capacity Building for Latin America; managed a team on Finance, Regulation and Governance, and was as a Lead economist in economies in transition in the research department. He was also an author of the World Development Report on the Challenges of Development. In the early nineties he was the first Chief of Mission of the World Bank to Ukraine, and subsequently he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. His research on economic development, governance, the unofficial economy, trade and exchange rate, investment, corruption, privatization, and urban and labour economics has been published in leading journals. A Chilean national, he received his MA and Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University, and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Details on his publications and access to the databank are at: http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/governance/kaufmann

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