Georgetown University Scholar to Serve as U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank

Adriana Kugler, a professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown Univerity, has been nominated by President Biden as U.S. Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, part of the World Bank Group. The U.S. Executive Director represents the United States and its interests on the board of directors of the World Bank Group, a leading financier of basic health, education, infrastructure, environmental, governance, and anti-corruption programs in the developing world.

“I am delighted that President Biden has nominated Adriana Kugler to the position of U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank,” said McCourt School Dean Maria Cancian. “Her decades-long career, working to improve labor market outcomes and policies for citizens across the globe, has undoubtedly prepared her for this important role.”

Dr. Kugler, who served as vice provost for faculty at Georgetown from 2013-2016, is a professor of public policy and economics in the McCourt School. Her research focuses on the role of public policies, unemployment, and immigration. She previously served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration.

Dr. Kugler earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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