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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Economics at Yale University and the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Economic Review. She received a Diplom in Economics from the University of Freiburg and a PhD from Stanford University. She was the first woman appointed as editor of the American Economic Review, one of the most prestigious journals in Economics.[2] She is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD),[3] and a Research Affiliate of the International Growth Centre (IGC) of the London School of Economics.

Penny Goldberg
Chief Economist of the World Bank
Assuming office
November 2018
President Jim Yong Kim
Succeeding Shanta Devarajan (Acting)
Personal details
Born Greece
Education University of Freiburg (BA)
Stanford University (MA, PhD)
Awards Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences (2003)[1]
Guggenheim Fellow (2010–2011)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014)
Scientific career
Fields Economics
Institutions Princeton University
Columbia University
Yale University
Website University website

Her dozens of published works focus on applied microeconomics, international trade, and industrial organization. More recently, she has studied the impact of trade liberalization on growth and the income distribution, the effects of intellectual property rights enforcement in developing countries, and the determinants of incomplete exchange rate pass-through.[4]

She was appointed as the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group on April 27, 2018.[5]

Selected worksEdit

  • Goldberg, Pinelopi; Michael M. Knetter (1997). "Goods Prices and Exchange Rates: What Have We Learned?". Journal of Economic Literature. 35 (3): 1243–1272.
  • Goldberg, Pinelopi Koujianou; Nina Pavcnik (2007). "Distributional effects of globalization in developing countries". Journal of Economic Literature. 45 (1): 39–82.
  • Maggi, Giovanni; Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg (1999). "Protection for Sale: An Empirical Investigation". American Economic Review. 89 (5): 1135–1155.
  • Goldberg, Pinelopi Koujianou (1995). "Product differentiation and oligopoly in international markets: The case of the US automobile industry". Econometrica: 891–951.
  • Goldberg, Pinelopi Koujianou; Amit Kumar Khandelwal, Nina Pavcnik, and Petia Topalova (2010). "Imported intermediate inputs and domestic product growth: Evidence from India". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 125 (4): 1727–1767.
  • Attanasio, Orazio; Pinelopi K. Goldberg, and Nina Pavcnik (2004). "Trade reforms and wage inequality in Colombia". Journal of Development Economics. 74 (2): 331–366.


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Shanta Devarajan
Chief Economist of the World Bank

Taking office 2018