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Pinelopi “Penny” Koujianou Goldberg is the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. She is on public service leave from Yale University, where she is the Elihu Professor of Economics. In 2011 she became the first woman appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the American Economic Review, one of the most prestigious journals in Economics.[2] She received a Diplom in Economics from the University of Freiburg and a PhD from Stanford University. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[3] 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),[4] and a Research Affiliate of the International Growth Centre (IGC) of the London School of Economics.

Penny Goldberg
Chief Economist of the World Bank
Assumed office
26 November 2018
PresidentJim Yong Kim
Preceded byShanta Devarajan (Acting)
Personal details
EducationUniversity of Freiburg (Diplom)
Stanford University (MA, PhD)
AwardsBodossaki Prize in Social Sciences (2003)[1]
Guggenheim Fellow (2010–2011)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014)
Scientific career
InstitutionsPrinceton University
Columbia University
Yale University
WebsiteUniversity 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.[5]

She was appointed as the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group on April 27, 2018.[6]

Selected worksEdit

  • Goldberg, Pinelopi; Michael M. Knetter (1997). "Goods Prices and Exchange Rates: What Have We Learned?" (PDF). Journal of Economic Literature. 35 (3): 1243–1272.
  • Goldberg, Pinelopi Koujianou; Nina Pavcnik (2007). "Distributional effects of globalization in developing countries" (PDF). Journal of Economic Literature. 45 (1): 39–82.
  • Goldberg, Pinelopi Koujianou; Giovanni Maggi (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" (PDF). Econometrica: 891–951.
  • De Loecker, Jan; Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Amit Khandelwal, and Nina Pavcnik (March 2016). "Prices, Markups, and Trade Reform" (PDF). Econometrica. 84 (2): 445–510.
  • Goldberg, Pinelopi Koujianou; Amit Kumar Khandelwal, Nina Pavcnik, and Petia Topalova (2010). "Imported intermediate inputs and domestic product growth: Evidence from India" (PDF). 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" (PDF). Journal of Development Economics. 74 (2): 331–366.


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