Tarek Ghani

PROJECT: Future of Conflict
Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis


Tarek Ghani is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Washington University's Olin Business School and Nonresident Fellow of the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program. Tarek is a Senior Economic Adviser at the International Crisis Group, where he was Chief Economist and Future of Conflict Program Director from 2020-2021. Tarek’s research on business & government, international development, and international security has appeared in the American Economic Review, AEJ: Microeconomics, Review of Economics & Statistics, and Foreign Affairs.

From 2015-2016, Tarek was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs. From 2006-2009, he oversaw conflict prevention grants at the Humanity United foundation. He has worked with the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Institute of Peace and the World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. from Stanford University.