Leadership

Senior Management

The Senior Management Team leads the IGC and is based at the LSE.

Jonathan Leape

Executive Director, IGC & Associate Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Nick Dale

Chief Finance and Administrative Officer

IGC London Hub, Senior Management

Ella Spencer

Programme and Impact Director

IGC London Hub, Researcher, Senior Management

Sarah Lyness

Communications and Development Director

IGC London Hub, Senior Management

Steering Group

The Steering Group provides research and policy oversight of the IGC.

Jonathan Leape

Executive Director, IGC & Associate Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Robin Burgess

Director, IGC and Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Paul Collier

Director, IGC and Professor of Economics and Public Policy

University of Oxford

Oriana Bandiera

Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Farzana Afridi

Professor

Indian Statistical Institute

Nada Eissa

Associate Professor

Georgetown University

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics

University of Chicago

Research Programme Directors

The Research Programme Directors lead the IGC's Research Programme, each focusing on one of the IGC’s four research themes.

Firms programme directors

David Atkin

Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dave Donaldson

Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Imran Rasul

Professor of Economics

University College London

Eric Verhoogen

Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics

Columbia University

Christopher Woodruff

Professor of Development Economics

University of Oxford

State programme directors

Oriana Bandiera

Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Michael Callen

Associate Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Katherine E. Casey

Associate Professor of Political Economy

Stanford University

Anders Jensen

Assistant Professor

Harvard University

Eliana La Ferrara

Professor of Economics

Bocconi University

Cities programme directors

Gharad Bryan

Lecturer in Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Edward Glaeser

Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics

Harvard University

Nick Tsivanidis

Assistant Professor

University of California - Berkeley

Energy programme directors

Michael Greenstone

Milton Friedman Professor of Economics

University of Chicago

Mar Reguant

Associate Professor

Northwestern University

Nicholas Ryan

Assistant Professor of Economics

Yale University

Country Directors

The Country Directors lead the IGC's in-country programmes.

Claudio Frischtak

Country Director

Country Directors, Mozambique Team, Researcher

Kathie Krumm

Country Director

Country Directors, Ethiopia Team

Herbert M'cleod

Country Director

Country Directors, Researcher, Sierra Leone and Liberia Team

Ijaz Nabi

Country Director

Country Directors, Pakistan Team, Researcher

Richard Newfarmer

Country Director

Country Directors, Researcher, Rwanda Team, Uganda Team

Ian Porter

Country Director

Country Directors, Myanmar Team, Researcher

Pronab Sen

Programme Director

Country Directors, India Team, Researcher

Nii Sowa

Country Director

Country Directors, Ghana Team, Researcher

Lead Academics

The Lead Academics provide research leadership for IGC's in-country programmes.

Vittorio Bassi

Assistant Professor of Economics

University of Southern California

Laura Boudreau

Assistant Professor

Columbia Business School

Stefano Caria

Associate Professor of Economics

University of Warwick

Ali Cheema

Associate Professor of Economics

Lead Academics, Pakistan Team, Researcher

Lauren Falcao Bergquist

Assistant Professor

University of Michigan

Jonas Hjort

Associate Professor of Business Economics

Columbia Business School

Asim Khwaja

Professor of International Finance and Development

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Pramila Krishnan

Professor of Development Economics

University of Oxford

David Lagakos

Associate Professor of Economics

Boston University

Rocco Macchiavello

Associate Professor of Management

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Professor of Economics

Yale University

Dilip Mookherjee

Professor of Economics

Boston University

Sandra Sequeira

Associate Professor of Development Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Chris Udry

Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics

Northwestern University

Pedro Vicente

Associate Professor of Economics

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Eric Werker

William Saywell Professor in International Business

Simon Fraser University

Farzana Afridi

Professor

Indian Statistical Institute

Policy Initiatives

These advisors and academic leads provide research leadership for IGC's policy initiatives.

Responsive Policy Advisors

Christopher Adam

Professor of Development Economics

University of Oxford

Michael Callen

Associate Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Nada Eissa

Associate Professor

Georgetown University

State Fragility initiative

Tim Besley

Professor of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Paul Collier

Director, IGC and Professor of Economics and Public Policy

University of Oxford

Adnan Khan

Professor of Practice

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Hans Peter Lankes
Hans Peter Lankes

Visiting Professor in Practice

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)