Dr. Shahid Yusuf is the Chief Economist of The Growth Dialogue at the George Washington University, School of Business in Washington DC, and a Non-Resident fellow of the Center for Global Development in Washington DC. Prior to joining The Growth Dialogue, he had a thirty-five-year career at the World Bank.
Dr. Shahid has a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
He has written extensively on development issues with a special focus on East Asia and has also published widely on urbanization, and technological change. Dr. Shahid authored and edited more than twenty-five books on industrial and urban development, innovation systems and tertiary education, which have been translated into a number of different languages.
His current research is mainly focused on technology development and the role of global value chains.