Former World Bank chief economist Pinelopi "Penny" Goldberg joins PIIE

The Peterson Institute for International Economics is proud to announce that Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University, will join the Peterson Institute as a nonresident senior fellow beginning April 1. Professor Goldberg recently completed international public service as chief economist of the World Bank Group and rejoined the Yale economics faculty.

As a renowned international economist, Professor Goldberg’s research has contributed to our understanding of a range of issues related to trade and development, including those of inequality, intellectual property rights protection in developing countries, exchange rate pass-through, and international price discrimination. Her most recent policy research has examined the resurgence of protectionism in the United States and legal discrimination against women.

“Penny Goldberg is one of the very few economists who combines world-class scholarship with a strong moral imperative to make the world better, and the realistic sense of how to do so,” Peterson Institute president Adam S. Posen said. “She shares with the Peterson team the goal of rebuilding our international economic system into one that works for everyone, sustainable economically, environmentally, and politically.” Posen noted that Professor Goldberg will play an important role in building the Institute’s initiatives on women’s economic empowerment, trade and integration in Africa, and on trade policies for a post-multilateral world.

Professor Goldberg is also president-elect of the Econometric Society (for 2021) and previously served as vice-president of the American Economic Association. She is former editor-in-chief of the American Economic Review. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been a recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER), distinguished fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and board member of the Bureau of Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD).

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