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Dan Biller is Sector Manager of the Economics Unit in the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group. He oversees MIGA’s country and project risk assessment as well as analysis of development impact and leads the development of MIGA’s research agenda.

Prior to joining MIGA in 2013, Biller was the Sustainable Development Lead Economist for the World Bank’s South Asia Region, Lead Economist for the East Asia and Pacific Region, and Environment and Natural Resources Program Leader at the World Bank Institute. He was also a senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and has taught at universities and worked with private sector and governments on infrastructure and mining/ hydrocarbon regulatory issues while he was on the staff of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil.

Biller received his Ph.D and master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in geophysics from the University of Kansas. He has published extensively on topics such as economic development, natural resource and environmental economics, sustainable consumption, urban/rural linkages, infrastructure, climate change, and social development issues.