Assistant Professor of Strategy
Washington University

Tarek Ghani is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Washington University's Olin Business School, a nonresident fellow of the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program, and a former chief economist of the International Crisis Group. 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.

Tarek is a senior economic adviser at the International Crisis Group, an associate of Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, and an affiliate of LSE's International Growth Centre. From 2020-2021, Tarek was chief economist and future of conflict program director at the International Crisis Group. From 2015-2016, he 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.

At Olin, Tarek has taught MBA courses on strategy and business & government and Ph.D. seminars on organizational economics, non-market strategy, and global strategy. He holds a Ph.D. in Business & Public Policy from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. Tarek is a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.