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Daniel Altman

Daniel Altman

Joined Stern 2009

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012

E-mail daltman@stern.nyu.edu
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Daniel Altman joined the Economics Department at New York University's Stern School of Business in 2009. He is the founder of the Emerging Design Centers initiative and president of North Yard Economics, a not-for-profit consulting firm serving governments and non-governmental organizations in developing countries. He is also chief economist of the online knowledge forum Big Think and the author of four books: Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy (2011), Power in Numbers: UNITAID, Innovative Financing, and the Quest for Massive Good (2010), Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy (2007) and Neoconomy: George Bush's Revolutionary Gamble With America's Future (2004).

Professor Altman previously wrote editorials and economics columns for The Economist, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, where he was one of the youngest-ever members of the editorial board. He has been an economic advisor in the British government and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Research Interests

  • Effects of globalization
  • Theories of growth
  • International development
  • Political economy of anti-poverty policies

Courses Taught

  • Global Poverty Alleviation
  • The Future of the Global Economy

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 2000

A.M., Economics, 1998

A.B., Economics, 1996