Join Catherine Mann, Chief Economist at the OECD, for an off-the-record conversation on inclusive growth, and the headwinds shaping global economies.
Dr. Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Catherine L. Mann has been OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department since October 2014. She is responsible for advancing the strategic orientations of the OECD, ensuring that the Department is at the forefront of economic thinking, and coordinating the work of the Country and Policy Studies branches. She also contributes to the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) and Inclusive Growth (IG) initiatives, and serves as the OECD Representative at the Deputies’ meetings of the G20 Finance Track.
She has enjoyed a distinguished career in the public sector and academia. Following 20-plus years in Washington DC, she was the Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance at Brandeis University and from 1997-2011 was a Senior Fellow and Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Earlier, Ms. Mann served as a Senior International Economist at the US President’s Council of Economic Advisors and worked as a Special Assistant to the Vice-President for Development Economics/Chief Economist at the World Bank. She spent 13 years on the Federal Reserve Board as a Senior Economist.
She is a US citizen and holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Her research spans two main topics – global imbalances and globalisation of technology and services. She has authored or co-authored seven books, 60 articles, and numerous shorter pieces and testimony. She frequently appears on Bloomberg, CNBC, and public broadcasting, and has been quoted in Businessweek and The Economist.