Danny Leipziger


Danny Leipziger is a Professor of International Business at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and the Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue, a network that works to extend economic growth to as many places on the planet as possible.

Dr. Leipziger formerly headed the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Vice Presidency, a network of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, lending, and analytic work for the World Bank’s client countries. In this capacity, he provided strategic leadership and direction to Regional PREM units as well as groups working on economic policy formulation in the area of growth and poverty, debt, trade, gender, and public sector management and governance.

He was heavily involved in positioning the Bank on major economic policy issues and in managing the Bank’s overall interactions on these issues with key partner institutions – including the IMF, OECD, WTO, EU and the G8/G20. He led the repositioning of the World Bank on ecnonomic growth and launched the Bank's Gender Action Plan. He advised to three World Bank Presidents and represented the Bank at major international conferences.

Dr. Leipziger has also provided commentary and analysis in both English and Spanish to newspapers such as the Financial Times and Le Monde, as well as to television networks such as the BBC, CNN, and Bloomberg Television.