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David Dollar

David Dollar

Dr. David Dollar is a senior fellow in the China Center at the Brookings Institution and host of the Dollar & Sense podcast on international trade. He is a leading expert on China's economy and U.S.-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013 he was the U.S. Treasury's economic and financial emissary to China.

Before his time at Treasury, Dr. Dollar worked at the World Bank for 20 years, and from 2004 to 2009 was country director for China and Mongolia. His other World Bank assignments primarily focused on Asian economies, especially Vietnam. From 1995 to 2004, Dr. Dollar worked in the World Bank's research department and published articles on trade and growth, economic reform in the developing world, and aid effectiveness.

Prior to his World Bank career, Dr. Dollar was an assistant professor of economics at UCLA, spending a semester in Beijing teaching at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from NYU and a B.A. in Chinese history and language from Dartmouth College.