E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Ann Harrison

Professor at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

PhD in Economics, Princeton University. Professor of Management, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Affiliate, International Growth Centre (London); Member of the editorial board, Journal of Asian Economics and theWorld Bank Research Observer. Former: Director of Development Policy, World Bank; Head of the research team on international trade and investment, World Bank; Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley; MBA, PhD, and undergraduate instructor, Columbia Business School, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and University of Paris. Researches emerging markets, multinational firms, international trade, productivity, and labor markets. Has published in the top journals in her areas of research.