Director, Oxford Martin Research Programme, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Ian Goldin is Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding director of the Oxford Martin School, the world’s leading centre for interdisciplinary research into critical global challenges. Goldin leads research groups on Technological and Economic Change, Future of Work and Future of Development. Goldin previously was World Bank vice president and the group’s director of policy and served on the World Bank Executive and other key committees. He previously was chief executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and economic advisor to President Nelson Mandela.
Goldin is an advisor to a wide range of businesses, governments and international organisations. Goldin was knighted by the government of France and is chair of the core-econ.org initiative to transform economics. He is a trustee of Comic Relief and other charities. He has written and presented three BBC series: After the Crash, Will AI Kill Development? And The Pandemic that Changed the World, and his BBC analysis The Death of Globalisation? was broadcast in March 2023. The most recent of Ian’s twenty-four books is Age of the City (Bloomsbury, 2023). He tweets on @ian_goldin and his website is iangoldin.org.