Prof. Ngaire Woods

Expert on Global Economic Governance

Professor Ngaire Woods is the inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance. She co-founded (with Robert O. Keohane) the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship programme.

"A leading voice on global development and policy making"

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  • Global Economic Governance
  • The Challenges of Globalisation
  • Global Development
  • The Role of International Institutions
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy Making
  • Rethinking Global Challenges
  • Economy & Finance


She presents in English.

How she presents

An accomplished speaker, Ngaire Wood's presentations are celebrated for their analytical clarity and are always well received at renowned conferences around the globe.


  • The Politics of Global Regulation (with Walter Mattli)
  • Networks of Influence? (with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz)
  • Making Self-Regulation Effective in Developing Countries (with Dana Brown)
  • Exporting Good Governance (with Jennifer Welsh)
  • The Globalizers: the IMF, the World Bank and their Borrowers
  • The Political Economy of Globalization

In Detail

Ngaire Woods has served as an Advisor to the IMF Board, to the UNDP's Human Development Report, and to the Commonwealth Heads of Government. She has also served as a member of the IMF European Regional Advisory Group, and Chair of a World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council. She is currently a Rhodes Trustee, a Non-Executive Director of Arup, a member of the Advisory Group of the Center for Global Development (Washington DC), a member of the Board of the Center for International Governance Innovation (Waterloo), a member of the Academic and Policy Board of Oxonia, a member of the Board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and a Trustee of the Europeaum.


In her presentations Ngaire Woods advises decision makers on global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, global development and the role of international institutions. She particularly focuses on how to rethink global challenges.



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