William F. Maloney is Lead Economist in the Development Economics Research Group, Macro Economics and Growth Division at the World Bank. Previously, he worked in the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) of the Latin America and Caribbean region. Dr. Maloney has published on issues related to international trade and liberalization, speculative attacks on currencies, and developing country labor markets, and innovation. Before joining the Bank permanently, Mr. Maloney was a Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1990-1997). He also served as a consultant for the World Bank on Mexico (1994-95) and Nigeria (1986) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (1982). Mr. Maloney did his undergraduate work at Harvard University (1981), where he studied economics and political science. He then studied at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia (1982-83) before attending the University of California Berkeley for his Ph.D. in Economics (1990).
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2007.