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Zia Qureshi

Brookings Institution

Zia Qureshi is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He also advises and consults for several other organizations.
Qureshi’s research and commentary cover a broad range of global economic issues, including a current focus on how technology is reshaping the economic agenda. He has recently led research projects at Brookings on the implications of technological change for productivity, growth, jobs, income distribution, and related policies. He has published widely on global economy and development. Prior to joining Brookings, Qureshi worked at the World Bank and the IMF for thirty-five years, holding leadership positions across a wide range of responsibilities, including serving as Director, Development Economics, at the World Bank. He also served as Executive Secretary of the IMF-World Bank Joint Ministerial Development Committee, and represented the World Bank at major international fora, including the G20. He led several World Bank and IMF flagship publications. He holds a DPhil in Economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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