Dr. George Mavrotas is the Chief Economist of the Global Development Network (GDN). He is also a Visiting Professor at CERDI, University of Clermont Ferrand. He was formerly a Senior Fellow and Project Director at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) and prior to that on the Economics Faculties of the Universities of Oxford and Manchester where he taught for many years having supervised 12 PhD theses and 37 Masterís dissertations on a broad range of development issues. Dr. Mavrotas has more than twenty years of experience in working with donor agencies and governments in developing countries on a wide range of development issues. He has also served as a member in various international committees on development issues and as an advisor to many international organizations. He has been invited numerous times to be the Guest Editor in Special Issues in journals such as the Review of Development Economics, the Journal of International Development, the Review of World Economics and the World Economy. He is also the Editor of the Global Development Series with Edward Elgar Publishers at GDN.
Dr. Mavrotas is the author and co-author of more than 100 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, chapters in edited volumes and books on a broad range of development issues. His books include Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges and the New Agenda (Oxford University Press, forthcoming April 2010); Advancing Development: Core Themes in Global Economics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007; with a Foreword by Amartya Sen); Commodity Supply Management by Producing Countries (Oxford University Press, 1997); Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Financial Development, Institutions, Growth and Poverty Reduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Development Finance in the Global Economy: The Road Ahead (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Development Aid: A Fresh Look (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); and Commodities, Governance and Economic Development under Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He has also published in leading journals such as Economica, Review of Development Economics, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Financial Stability, European Journal of Finance, Manchester School, Economic Modelling, Journal of International Affairs and World Economy among others. He holds a doctorate in Economics (D.Phil.) from Oxford an MSc in Development Economics (with distinction) also from Oxford, an MA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of London and a BSc (Econ.) from the Athens University of Economics.