Prof. Ian Goldin

Professor of Globalisation and Development, Oxford University

Professor Ian Goldin, an internationally respected economist and development visionary, is currently Director of the Oxford Martin Research Programmes on Technological and Economic Change, Future of Work and Future of Development. He is also Professor of Globalisation and Development and holds a professorial fellowship at Balliol College at the University of Oxford.

"Renowned globally for his insights on how to stop future crises"

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  • The Future of Globalisation and Trade
  • Leadership in Times of Turmoil
  • Future Opportunities, Future Risks
  • Humanity at the Crossroads
  • Skills, Education and Immigration
  • Natural Resources, Water, Agriculture and the Environment
  • Navigating our Global Future
  • Globalisation or Deglobalisation?


He presents in English.

How he presents

Ian Goldin makes intricate global topics more accessible to a broad audience by employing straightforward language and avoiding unnecessary jargon.

Books & Media

  • Age of the City: Why our Future will be Won or Lost Together
  • Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World
  • Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years
  • Development: A Very Short Introduction
  • Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance

In Detail

Professor Ian Goldin's extensive career includes serving as Vice President at the World Bank, where he managed relations with the UK and European nations and played a key role in collaborating with the UN. He also served as CEO of the Development Bank of South Africa, advised Nelson Mandela and oversaw finances for South Africa's 2020 Olympic bid. He was also Principal Economist at the EBRD and Programme Director for the OECD in Paris, focusing on trade and sustainable development. Ian has earned recognition from the French Government and numerous awards. He is author and presenter of three BBC series: "After the Crash," "Will AI Kill Development," and "The Pandemic that Changed the World." Currently, he provides advisory and consultancy services to various international organisations and governments.


Drawing upon his extensive expertise in global economics, Ian Goldin provides insights and deeper understanding into the pressing challenges our world is facing whilst offering possible solutions.



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