About

Tarek Ghani is an Assistant Professor at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. His research examines the development of emerging economies, in particular the impact of competition, finance and technology on market power and institutional weakness. At Olin, Tarek teaches the PMBA core strategy course and PhD-level organizational economics and non-market strategy.

Tarek is an affiliate of the Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) Project and the International Growth Centre (IGC). 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.