Tarek Ghani is an Assistant Professor at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. His fields of specialization are development economics, organizational economics and political economy, and his research explores the relationship between market development and institutional development in emerging economies. During 2015-2016, Tarek was the ESOC Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Tarek received his Ph.D. and M.S. from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and honors in international security from Stanford University. From 2006-2009, Tarek managed a grant portfolio on conflict prevention issues at the private foundation Humanity United, and prior to that worked at the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the World Bank.