Daniel Cohen is Professor of Economics, Université de Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and Ecole Normal Superieure, Paris. He is also a member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the French Prime Minister. Mr. Cohen was named as a Distinguished Fellow by the Association Française de Sciences Economiques in 1987 and as “Economist of the Year,” in 1997, by “Le Nouvel Economiste.” From 1991 to 1998, he was the co-director of the CEPR International Macroeconomics Program. He served as a consultant to the World Bank, from 1984 to 1997. He has served as an advisor to the Bolivian government (along with Jeffrey Sachs) and was a visiting Scholar at Harvard University from 1981 to 1982. He has published several books, including “Private Lending to Sovereign States,” “Our Modern Times” and “The Wealth of the World and the Poverty of Nations,” which has translated into 15 languages. He was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (1973-1976) receiving a Agrégation de Mathematiques in 1976, a Doctorat d’Etat ès Sciences Economiques in 1986 from Paris X, and Agregation des Facultés de Droit et de Sciences Economiques in 1988.