Sean Dougherty

OECD

Sean Dougherty is a Senior Economist in the OECD’s Economics Department, where he gives policy advice focused on emerging market economies. He is a specialist in development economics and international trade, and teaches economic policymaking at Sciences Po in Paris. Previously, he led the team that carried out the OECD’s annual Going for Growth benchmarking of member country economic policies, and he oversaw the extension of that exercise to cover non-member G-20 countries. He co-authored the OECD’s first economic surveys of both China and India, and has written extensively on both economies. Before joining the OECD, he worked at The Conference Board in New York City, where he covered emerging economies and carried out a study of global innovation for the US National Science Foundation. An American citizen, Dougherty holds a doctorate and master’s degree in economics from the Paris School of Economics and University of Pennsylvania, respectively, as well as a bachelor of science in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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