About the author

Brian Levy is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, and also the Academic Director of the Graduate School for Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town. He worked at the World Bank from 1989-2012, most recently as Adviser, Governance in the World Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Vice Presidency. Between 1999 and 2003 he led the World Bank unit responsible for public sector reform and capacity building across Africa. Along with Working with the Grain, he has authored, co-authored and co-edited numerous books and articles on the interactions between public institutions, the private sector and development in Africa, East Asia, and elsewhere, including Governance Reform: Bridging Monitoring and Action (World Bank, 2007), Building State Capacity in Africa (World Bank Institute, 2004), and (with Pablo Spiller) Regulations, Institutions and Commitment (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996). Prior to joining the Bank he was assistant professor in development economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He graduated from UCT in economics (honours) in 1976, and completed his Ph.D in economics at Harvard University in 1983.

Click here for Brian Levy’s contact information at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

For  Levy’s detailed CV click here:
CV BLevy august 2014

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