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Brian Levy

Brian Levy

Professor of Practice


Brian Levy joined the faculty in 2012, following a 23-year career at the World Bank, where he was at the forefront of sustained efforts to integrate governance concerns into the theory and practice of economic development. Between 2007 and 2010 he was head of the secretariat responsible for the design and implementation of the World Bank Group's governance and anti-corruption strategy. He worked in the Bank's Africa Vice Presidency from 1991 to 2003, where his role included leadership of a major effort to transform and scale-up the organization’s engagement on governance reform. He has worked in over a dozen countries, spanning four continents. He has published numerous books and articles on the institutional underpinnings of regulation, on capacity development in Africa, on industrial policy, and on the political economy of development strategy. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1983.

Levy, B. (2014). Working with the grain integrating governance and growth in development strategies. New York: Oxford University Press.



  • Developing Nations
  • Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Foreign Aid and Global Poverty
  • Governance
  • International Political Economy
  • Nation-building and Democratization
  • Newly Industrialized Countries
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • World Bank and International Monetary Fund