Daniel Kaufmann

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

Daniel Kaufmann is President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, formerly Revenue WatchInstitute – Natural Resource Charter. An economist, he has pioneered innovative approaches to measure and analyze governance and corruption, and has deep practical experience in helping countries formulate and carry out governance reforms. His research has extended to economic development, investment, privatization and urban and labor economics.

Kaufmann served as a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as a director of the World Bank Institute. He held senior management positions focused on governance, finance and anti-corruption, and was lead economist is the World Bank’s research department. He was first Chief of Mission of the World Bank to Ukraine, worked on capacity building in Latin America and on economic reforms in Africa.

Kaufmann, a Chilean, received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at Harvard, and a B.A. in economics and statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has authored hundreds of scholarly articles, presentations and policy briefs on governance, corruption, trade, labor and economic reform.

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