Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center
Hinh T. Dinh is currently a Visiting Scholar at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and President and CEO, Economic Growth and Transformation, Inc. Previously he spent over 35 years working at the World Bank Group which he joined through its Young Professionals Program. He was a Lead Economist in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank (2009-2014), the Africa Region (1998-2009), the Finance Complex (1991-1998), and the Middle East and North Africa Region (1978-1991). In these capacities, he provided managerial leadership to World Bank economists in the formulation of economic analysis and policy advice, including the evaluation of macroeconomic and structural policies for many countries in the world, from Asia to Latin America to Africa. He received a B.A. in economics, a B.S. in mathematics from the State University of New York, an M.A. in economics, an M.S. in industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh (1978). He has published widely in the fields of industrialization, fiscal management, and economic development of Africa. His latest books include Light Manufacturing in Africa (2012), Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africa (2012), Light Manufacturing in Zambia (2013), Light Manufacturing in Tanzania (2013), Tales from the Development Frontier (2013) and Light Manufacturing in Vietnam (2013).