Tarek Ghani is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Washington University's Olin Business School. His research examines how market and institutional frictions affect firm strategy in emerging economies. Tarek's work has appeared in the American Economic Review and Harvard Business Review and received media coverage in The Wall Street Journal.
At Olin, Tarek teaches the professional MBA core strategy course and Ph.D. seminars on organizational economics, non-market strategy, and global strategy. He is Olin's faculty representative and a resident scholar of Brookings Executive Education in Washington, DC, where he teaches executive MBA and professional MBA courses on business, government & society.
Tarek is a Senior Economic Adviser at the International Crisis Group, and an affiliate of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and the International Growth Centre. During 2015-2016, Tarek was the ESOC Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Tarek received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Business and Public Policy from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and B.S. in Symbolic Systems with International Security Honors from Stanford University. From 2006-2009, Tarek oversaw grants on conflict prevention issues at the private foundation Humanity United. He has also worked with the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Institute of Peace and the World Bank.
Tarek's research has been supported by the Alexander Soros Foundation, Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty, Innovations for Poverty Action, International Growth Centre, J-PAL, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, USAID, Weiss Family Fund in Development Economics, and the World Bank.