Advisory Council Member, SovereigNet
Research Professor, Institute of the Theory & Practice of International Relations, College of William and Mary
Shahrokh Fardoust is a research professor at the Institute of the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William and Mary. He has more than 30 years’ experience in crafting economic development policy and analyzing the global economy and prospects. From 2008 to 2011, he was Director of Strategy and Operations, Development Economics, the World Bank, where he contributed to the research and policy priorities of the Chief Economist, the G20’s development agenda, and the review and quality assurance of the World Bank’s major policy papers and analytical reports. His previous senior positions at the World Bank included Senior Adviser to the Director-General of the Independent Evaluation Group and Senior Economic Adviser to the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist.
Before joining the Bank, he was a senior economist at the United Nations Secretariat in New York, a visiting lecturer in economics at the Wharton School, and a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the economics department at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fardoust has a BA in honors in mathematics and mathematical economics, and obtained his MA and PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in international trade and finance and econometrics.