June 19, 2017


I am an economist, researcher, and writer, based at the OECD Development Centre where I am a senior economist. My work focuses on the effects of the clean-energy transition in fossil fuel-exporting countries. I also work on the role of sovereign wealth funds and strategic investment funds in the clean-energy transition.

Before joining the OECD, I worked at the World Bank and at Stanford University. At the World Bank, where I was a senior economist, I authored and led the production of three books on the public economics of the extractive industries sector, and in the area of infrastructure finance. I also authored and led the production of research papers on sovereign wealth funds, strategic investment funds, and fiscal policy in resource-rich countries; and provided advice to governments on these subjects. At Stanford, where I was a visiting scholar, I did research on the mobilization of institutional investor capital for climate-aligned development.

I publish op-eds and essays as often as I can on subjects that interest me, in media outlets including Project Syndicate, OMFIF, Capital Finance International, and the Norwegian business newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

Before joining the World Bank, I was a Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to the armed conflicts in Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.