David Dollar heads the China office of The World Bank. An authority on the effects of globalization, he has served as the Bank’s director of development policy and has headed the macroeconomics and growth group in its research department. He has also served as its country director for Mongolia and policy advisor to Vietnam. He has written on topics such as trade openness, growth, and development, and he has been an assistant professor of Economics at UCLA and a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and New York University.