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People Professor Ian Goldin

Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School


Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford

Professor Ian Goldin was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School from September 2006 to September 2016. He is currently Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and a Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College.

During his decade as Director the School established 45 programmes of research, bringing together more than 500 academics from across Oxford, from over 100 disciplines, and becoming the world’s leading centre for interdisciplinary research into critical global challenges.

Professor Goldin initiated and was Vice-Chair of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, which brought together international leaders from government, business, academia, media and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business, and identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations. The Commission's report, Now for the Long Term, was published in October 2013.

From 2003 to 2006 he was Vice President of the World Bank, and prior to that the Bank’s Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank’s senior management team and led the Bank’s collaboration with the United Nations and other partners as well as with key countries. As Director of Development Policy, he played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank.

From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the Bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa. During this period, Goldin served on several Government committees and Boards, and was Finance Director for South Africa’s Olympic Bid.

Previously, Goldin was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development.

He has a BA (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Goldin has received wide recognition for his contributions to development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has published over 50 articles and 20 books - more information can be found at iangoldin.org

Oxford Martin School

Oxford Martin School

Senior Fellow
Oxford Martin Commission

Oxford Martin Commission

Vice-Chair

Videos

Jun 2016
Ian Goldin at Google Zeitgeist 2016
May 2016
Professor Ian Goldin on The Pursuit of Development
May 2016
Our shared world: reconciling individual need and collective responsibility
May 2016
Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
May 2016
Age of discovery: navigating the risks and rewards of our new renaissance
May 2016
The pursuit of development, economic growth, social change and ideas
Jan 2016
Davos 2016: A Brief History of Industrial Revolutions
Dec 2015
The genius and risks of our new renaissance
Oct 2015
The migrant and refugee crisis - A panel discussion on responses and solutions
Mar 2015
The future of Africa at the Oxford Literary Festival 2015
Mar 2015
Rich and poor: a cause for social unrest? at the Oxford Literary Festival 2015
Feb 2015
Rethinking Global Governance | Ian Goldin | World Economic Forum 2015
Feb 2015
Public lecture at the Systemic Risk Centre, LSE: The Butterfly Defect
Dec 2014
Investing for healthier societies
Nov 2014
Is the Planet Full?
Nov 2014
The butterfly defect: how globalization creates systemic risks, and what to do about it
Oct 2014
WEF Ideas Lab: Building Resilience Against Systemic Risks
Oct 2014
How Can Institutional Mechanisms Safeguard for Tomorrow, Today? Part 1
Sep 2014
How competitiveness is undermined by restrictions on migration
Sep 2014
Why do we need a global agreement for climate change?
Sep 2014
What will our world look like in 10 years time?
Jul 2014
Professor Ian Goldin interviewed at Les Rencontres économiques d’Aix-en-Provence
Jul 2014
World Bank Open Learning Campus: Professor Ian Goldin discusses global risks
Jun 2014
Professor Ian Goldin on 'Is the Planet Full?'
Jun 2014
Professor Ian Goldin on 'The Butterfly Defect'
Apr 2014
The Princeton Lecture: The Butterfly Defect
Apr 2014
Panel debate: Is the Planet Full?
Mar 2014
IdeasLab 2014 - Ian Goldin - The Future of Machine Intelligence
Jan 2014
HuffPost Live at Davos
Jan 2014
The Global Governance of International Migration: What Next?
Dec 2013
How the Internet of Things will bring Economic and Political Change
Nov 2013
Inaugural Cyber Security Capacity Centre Conference - Part 1
Nov 2013
IdeasLab - Balancing Individual Needs and Global Responsibilities
Nov 2013
Professor Ian Goldin on the work of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre
Nov 2013
Global transitions: rethinking power and politics in the 21st century
Oct 2013
Drivers of Change: Ian Goldin at TEDxASL
Oct 2013
'Now for the Long Term' - Oxford Martin Commission Launch
Oct 2013
Fixing global governance for all people and our planet
Oct 2013
UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
Sep 2013
Backlight Talks: Ian Goldin
May 2013
Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it
May 2013
UN Expert Panel on Intergenerational Solidarity
May 2013
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
Apr 2013
From risk to opportunity - 2013 Ideas Lab at the World Economic Forum
Mar 2013
Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it
Mar 2013
Thought leaders on a world of change
Mar 2013
Ian Goldin on the gap between global challenges and global governance
Jan 2013
Mind The Gap: Managing Globalisation
Jan 2013
Vodafone Mobile for Good Summit
Nov 2012
Globalization for Development
Jun 2012
How can ideas change the world?
Mar 2012
A new strategy on development
Mar 2012
The Future of Globalisation
Mar 2012
Solutions for growing economic efficiencies
Mar 2012
Can globalisation work for the poor?
Feb 2012
Hyperconnectivity, creativity and collapse
Oct 2011
Exceptional People: how migration shaped our world and will define our future
Oct 2011
Globalization and Building Resilience in Business Against Systemic Risk
Jun 2011
Risks and opportunities in a 'hyperconnected' world
Jun 2011
How do we make the most of a globalised world?
Apr 2011
Exceptional People - Book Launch
Apr 2011
The interface of technology and society
Feb 2011
Globalisation and Systemic Risk at Copenhagen
Feb 2011
Globalisation and Systemic Risk - Interview with Danish broadcasting corporation
Nov 2010
Africa 2050: Will Africa Claim the 21st Century?
Oct 2010
Globalisation and new systemic risks
Apr 2010
Dr Ian Goldin on the Matched Funding Challenge
Oct 2009
Humanity at the Crossroads
Sep 2009
IQ2 Panel Discussion: The World in 2050
Sep 2009
What the Future Holds
Aug 2009
Navigating our global future
Oct 2008
21st Century Challenges: Humanity at the Crossroads
Oct 2006
The Meaning of the 21st Century

Media Coverage

Jun 2017
Nelson Mandela adviser Ian Goldin on our chances for a new golden age
Jun 2017
Qatar crisis: how the world's richest nation ended up in a desert storm amid claims it bankrolls extremists
May 2017
Institutions unfit for globalisation: Goldin
May 2017
An Oxford professor on how robots will change work, politics, and the global economy
May 2017
ADC Forum shows a new Renaissance not secular stagnation
May 2017
Just how big should Australia be?
May 2017
History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes
Mar 2017
What the Papers Say
Mar 2017
Books: How to save the world
Jan 2017
Davos Elite Fret About Inequality Over Vintage Wine and Canapés
Jan 2017
Davos elites struggle for answers as Trump era dawns
Dec 2016
Three Books That Remind Us The 'Golden Age' Is Today
Dec 2016
2016 Round-Up: Non-Fiction
Dec 2016
Two conflicting stories of our economic future as we head into 2017
Nov 2016
History told us not to ignore how furious people are at the elite – but we didn't learn
Nov 2016
Age of Discovery: Authors say we're in a New Renaissance
Nov 2016
Cost of refugees: humanity vs economy
Oct 2016
Best Business Books 2016: Technology
Oct 2016
Advanced economies’ progress: Dismal and dazzling
Sep 2016
Get rich slow: how the west can rebuild faith in globalisation
Sep 2016
Are we living in the age of the 2nd Renaissance?
Aug 2016
Future of Globalization: Why the Renaissance Mindset Matters So Much
Aug 2016
The Rise Of The Contrarian
Aug 2016
Pessimism is rife, optimism naive. Activism is the best tool for now
Jul 2016
The robots are coming for the professionals
Jul 2016
Ian Goldin: How should credit unions respond to future global trends?
Jul 2016
Opportunities and Dangers of the Coming Renaissance
Jul 2016
Globalisation For The 99%, Can We Make It Work For All?
Jul 2016
‘Age of Discovery’, by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna
Jun 2016
Migration: a historical perspective
Jun 2016
Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance, by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna
Jun 2016
Another Age of Discovery
Jun 2016
Are we really living in the age of the second Renaissance?
Jun 2016
Despite turmoil, we're living in 2nd Renaissance, scholar from Regina says
Jun 2016
Ian Goldin on the New Renaissance
Jun 2016
Our Michelangelo moment: how to protect the legacy of our own Renaissance
Jun 2016
Vi er midt i en ny renæssance på godt og ondt
May 2016
The Historic Moment We’re in — Again
May 2016
The Hail Mary gamble of voting for Trump
May 2016
The second renaissance will be digitised
May 2016
In an Age of Discovery, It Takes Real Guts to Be Optimistic
May 2016
Are We Living in a New Renaissance?
May 2016
Copernicus: The Formula for Genius
May 2016
Will Gompertz interviews Ian Goldin
May 2016
We’re living in an age full of possibilities. So why do so many of us feel like losers?
Jan 2016
Ian Goldin on Immigration
Jan 2016
Recensioni e segnalazioni
Jan 2016
Davos: Historians dream of fourth industrial revolutions
Jan 2016
How immigration has changed the world – for the better
Jan 2016
‘De migrant belichaamt de angst voor globalisering’
Dec 2015
Les citizens et les consommateurs vont jouer un role majeur
Nov 2015
Conectar para crescar
Oct 2015
Newsnight - Ian Goldin discusses the end of China's one-child policy
Oct 2015
Migrants could be the key to a stronger economy
Sep 2015
Wir brauchen Migranten
Sep 2015
The Next Phase In Migrant Crisis: Helping The Newly Settled Land Jobs
Sep 2015
"Die Schweiz muss wachsen"
Sep 2015
The huge role refugees played in building the world
Sep 2015
From Munich to Mumbai, bosses duck the migration issue
Sep 2015
Why welcoming more refugees makes economic sense for Europe
Sep 2015
Einwanderung als Chance?
Aug 2015
Angela Merkel’s humane stance on immigration is a lesson to us all
Jul 2015
The story of migration: Goldin talks U.S. dynamism and immigrant innovation
Jul 2015
Jim Roselle interviews Professor Ian Goldin
Jul 2015
How Migration Shaped Our World
May 2015
Oxford Professor paints bleak future in new book if we don’t manage globalization and systemic risk
May 2015
5 Live Drive
Apr 2015
On Trade: Obama Right, Critics Wrong
Apr 2015
End of the World Night
Apr 2015
Ian Goldin is improving all of our futures
Mar 2015
Alison Boulton interviews Ian Goldin, head of the Oxford Martin School
Mar 2015
The Future of Work
Feb 2015
Big investors need to take more risk
Feb 2015
Migrant worker remittances: changing EM destinies
Feb 2015
A Modern Magna Carta
Jan 2015
World economy poised for oil price upswing, say Davos economists
Jan 2015
The Top Ideas About Climate Change From 2014's World Economic Forum
Dec 2014
BBC Radio Oxford: Phil Gayle
Dec 2014
Today
Nov 2014
Global Solutions for Globalization’s Problems
Nov 2014
Interview with Prof. Ian Goldin | Professor of Globalisation & Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School
Nov 2014
Opening the door to immigrants is good for the economy
Nov 2014
Innovation: Managing Risk, Not Avoiding It
Nov 2014
Ebola outbreak is latest example of globalization’s risks
Nov 2014
More immigration – but managed much better. That’s what the UK needs
Oct 2014
Ian Goldin of the University of Oxford discusses moving toward a future enabled by the Internet of Things
Sep 2014
World wakes up to Ebola as cases set to top 1 million
Sep 2014
Globalisation has created substantial benefits, but global governance must evolve to meet the challenges posed by new systemic risks
Aug 2014
The promise and the perils of globalisation: a conversation with Ian Goldin
Jul 2014
A peek into the IMF machine
Jul 2014
Getting Globalization Right
Jul 2014
Creating international institutions fit for today
Jun 2014
Overcoming Short-Termism: A Pathway for Global Progress
Jun 2014
The Forum: Challenging Assumptions
May 2014
Fix the Cities. The Rest Will Follow
May 2014
India and Others Can Overcome Animosities
Mar 2014
Sustainable growth requires a long-term focus
Mar 2014
The ‘butterfly defect’ at the heart of globalisation
Jan 2014
Addressing the Global Governance Deficit
Jan 2014
It's 'Wrong' For The Media To Give Equal Attention To 'Climate Change Skeptics'
Dec 2013
Radio: Today
Dec 2013
South Today
Dec 2013
Drivetime
Dec 2013
Oxford Martin School: HQ for Oxford's revolution
Nov 2013
The Forum: Advantage
Nov 2013
Rethinking International Institutions
Nov 2013
The Forum
Oct 2013
Report calls on business to take responsibility and think long-term
Oct 2013
‘Serious and urgent’ reform needed to overcome increasing business short-termism
Oct 2013
Tough goals that simply must be achieved
Oct 2013
Time For Business to Shift Focus to The Long Term
Oct 2013
The curse of gridlock in modern politics
Oct 2013
Today
Aug 2013
Humanity's at the crossroads
Aug 2013
Big Idea: The Time for Divided Nations Is Over
Jul 2013
Last Word: James Martin
Jun 2013
Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing
Jun 2013
Ian Goldin book 'Divided Nations' discusses global governance
Jun 2013
'Nations are divided, but we citizens need not be'
May 2013
New Scots thinking needed in global world
Apr 2013
Do we need new global institutions?
Apr 2013
£1m war chest for the battle with cybercrime
Apr 2013
Professor Ian Goldin questions austerity measures
Apr 2013
Oxford’s Cyber ‘gatekeeper’
Apr 2013
UK to host global cybersecurity centre
Apr 2013
An optimist’s view from the edge of the abyss
Mar 2013
Insuring a new world of systemic risk
Feb 2013
The future comes from Africa
Feb 2013
Go west, east, north or south, young man
Jan 2013
Global economy set for ‘slow recovery’
Nov 2012
Free Thinking Festival
Nov 2012
Collective Genius
Nov 2012
Migration's mighty steps
Oct 2012
Immigrant nations
Sep 2012
The History of the Future
Sep 2012
What if rich countries shut the door on immigration?
Jun 2012
Creating a culture of collaboration in universities
Jun 2012
Multidisciplinary study gets 'lip service', not cash
May 2012
Harnessing immigrant mobility means prosperity for all Canadians
May 2012
Lean machine driving for endurance record
May 2012
Peggie's lightweight carbon fibre chassis
May 2012
Pakistan Is the Most Dangerous Country on Earth?
Apr 2012
New thinking to solve the economy
Apr 2012
New economics research institute
Mar 2012
Globalization for Whom?
Mar 2012
The pros and cons of globalisation
Mar 2012
Preparing for the pitfalls of interconnectivity
Mar 2012
The World Bank is flirting with irrelevance
Feb 2012
OECD mulls new strategy on development
Feb 2012
A problem shared is one quickly solved
Feb 2012
Globalization: The Good, The Bad and the Uncertain
Dec 2011
Migration is essential for growth
Dec 2011
Books of the year
Nov 2011
The gains and losses of migration
Nov 2011
Boost the economy: let in immigrants
Oct 2011
What do 7 billion people mean for our global future?
Oct 2011
Faster, deadlier and harder to predict
Oct 2011
Colliding forces
Oct 2011
Thinking allowed - migration
Oct 2011
More migrants please, especially the clever ones
Oct 2011
Why economists won't help fix the economy
Oct 2011
Top 20 Foreign Policy Books of the Year
Sep 2011
Book Review: Exceptional People
Aug 2011
Science in the Wilderness
Aug 2011
More immigrants are in Canada's national interest
Jul 2011
Five Reasons Why We Should Embrace Migrants
Jul 2011
An inexorable flow to richer lands
Jul 2011
Why more migration makes sense
Jul 2011
Why More Migration Makes Sense
Jun 2011
The positive side of the "brain drain" (Article in French)
Jun 2011
Immigration: The Case for Open Borders
Jun 2011
The Forum
Jun 2011
How migration shaped our world and will define our future
May 2011
The future of mobility
Jul 2010
Global Warming Means More Mexican Immigration
May 2009
21st Century Risks