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Anthony Elson, Visiting Lecturer  

Duke Box: 90237
Email Address: raelson@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., Columbia University, 1973
    PhD in Economics, Columbia University, New York, New York
    M.I.A. in International Affairs, Columbia University, New York, New York
    B.A. in American History, Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut
    Fulbright Scholar, Jaquim Nabuco Institute for Social Research, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

    Research Categories: International Finance

    Research Description: Research: international financial issues, macroeconomic policy, and comparative development

    Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    1. A. Elson. Governing Global Finance: The Evolution and Reform of the International Financial Architecture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). A paperback edition of this book was issued in December 2012 with an updated preface on the status of global reform.  2011.
    2. A. Elson. "“Global Financial Reform – Where Do Things Stand?” World Economics, vol. 13(2), April-June 2012." (2012).
    3. Elson, A. ""The Current Financial Crisis and Reform of the Global Financial Architecture"." The International Spectator 45.1 (March, 2010).
    4. Elson, A. "Sovereign Wealth Funds and the International Monetary System." Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 2 (Fall, 2008).
    5. Elson, A. "The Sovereign Wealth Funds of Singapore." World Economics 9 (3) (Fall, 2008).
    6. A. Elson. "“IMF Reform from Another Angle – Towards a More Responsive and Responsible Fund” Dialogue on Globalization Briefing Papers (Friedrich Ebert Foundation), June 2." (2008).
    7. Elson, A. "Reform of the IMF and World Bank: Where Do Things Stand?." World Economics 8 (2) (2007).
    8. Elson, A. "What Happened? Why East Asia Surged Ahead of Latin America and Lessons for Economic Policy." Finance and Development 42.3 (June, 2006).

    Anthony Elson is an International Economist, writer and university lecturer based in the Washington, DC area. For a number of years he was a senior staff member of the International Monetary Fund with responsibilities for managing the IMF's macroeconomic surveillance and program lending with a number of countries in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions. For a time, he was also involved in the oversight  of the IMF's global statistics operations and the initial development of its work on international standards and codes. Since leaving the Fund, Dr. Elson has been an economic consultant with the World Bank and other public and private organizations. In addition to his teaching at DCID, Dr. Elson has taught at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and at Yale University. Dr. Elson is the author of Governing Global Finance: The Evolution and Reform of the International Financial  Architecture (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and Globalization and Development: Why East Asia Surged Ahead and Latin America Fell Behind (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). Dr. Elson received his BA from Yale University and an MIA (School of International and Public Affairs) and PhD from Columbia University.

    Anthony Elson