Deputy Chief Economist,
Latin America & Caribbean
Daniel Lederman is a Lead Economist and the World Bank’s Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean.
During 2011-12 he led the World Bank's work program on Trade Policy and Integration in the International Trade Department (PRMTR).
Since 1995 he held various positions in the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, and during 2005-2011 was Senior Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group (DECRG).
Mr. Lederman has written extensively on a broad set of issues related to economic development, including financial crises, violent crime, the political economy of policy reforms, economic growth, international trade and labor markets.
His research has been accepted for publication numerous professional journals, including the American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, among others. He has authored or coauthored several books, including The Political Economy of Protection, From Natural Resources to the Knowledge Economy, and Does What You Export Matter?
He holds a B.A. from Yale University, and M.A. and PhD degrees in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).