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Tarek Ghani is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. His research examines how market and institutional frictions affect firm strategy in emerging economies. He teaches the PMBA strategy course and Ph.D. classes on organizational economics, non-market strategy, and global strategy.

Tarek is an affiliate of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) and the International Growth Centre, and leads a collaboration with the International Crisis Group on the economics of conflict. 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. 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 previously worked at the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the World Bank.