Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank
WILLIAM F. MALONEY is Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group. He was a Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1990-1997) and then joined the World Bank, working as Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America until 2009. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California Berkeley (1990), his BA from Harvard University (1981), and he studied at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia (1982-83). He has published on issues related to international trade and finance, developing country labor markets, and innovation and growth. In addition to publications in academic journals, he coauthored Natural Resources: Neither Curse nor Destiny and Lessons from NAFTA, as well as several flagship publications of the Latin American division of the Bank, most recently Informality: Exit and Exclusion.