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Tarek Ghani

Senior Economic Adviser
Washington, D.C.

Crisis Group Role

Tarek advises and helps shape Crisis Group’s analysis of how economic factors impact conflict at the global, regional and country levels. From 2018-May 2021, he was Crisis Group’s Chief Economist and Program Director, Future of Conflict.

Professional Background

Tarek Ghani has spent two decades working on conflict issues across academia, philanthropy and policy analysis. He is a Nonresident Fellow of the Brookings Institution’s Global Economy and Development Program, an associate of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at Princeton University and an affiliate of the International Growth Centre at London School of Economics. From 2006-2009, he oversaw conflict prevention grants at the Humanity United foundation. He has worked with the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Institute of Peace and the World Bank.

Tarek is an Assistant Professor of Strategy (on public service leave) at Washington University's Olin Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Business & Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. from Stanford University. He has published in the American Economic Review, AEJ: Microeconomics, Foreign Affairs and Harvard Business Review.

Latest Updates

Op-Ed / Global

The Sting in COVID-19’s Tail

Developing countries may have suffered more from the pandemic economically and politically than they have in the realm of public health. For some, what comes next could be worse. 

Originally published in Foreign Affairs

Climate Change Doesn’t Have to Stoke Conflict

Politics matter more than the environment when it comes to war and peace

Originally published in Foreign Affairs