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

Ngaire is widely recognized as an accomplished speaker, renowned for delivering presentations that showcase exceptional analytical clarity. Her speaking engagements are highly regarded and eagerly anticipated at prestigious conferences worldwide.

Books & Media

  • 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 serves as a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's International Advisory Panel and as a Non-Executive Director at Rio Tinto. From 2016-2018, she was Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Values, Technology and Governance. She has also served as a member of the IMF European Regional Advisory Group, and as an Advisor to the IMF Board, to the Government of Oman's Vision 2040, to the African Development Bank, to the UNDP's Human Development Report, and to the Commonwealth Heads of Government. She was a member of the G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, and of the Lancet Commission on COVID-19.


In her presentations Ngaire Woods provides guidance to decision makers regarding global economic governance, the complexities posed by globalisation, worldwide development, and the significance of international institutions. Her emphasis lies specifically in fostering a fresh perspective towards global challenges.



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