Jessica P. Einhorn

Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Ms. Einhorn is Managing Director, Finance & Resource Mobilization, at the World Bank. She assumed this position in 1995, after serving as Vice President & Treasurer since 1992. Prior to coming to the Bank, Ms. Einhorn served in the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. State Department, and in the International Development Cooperation Agency of the United States. She is a trustee for the German Marshall Fund and a director of The Institute for International Economics. She serves on the Executive Committee of The Trilateral Commission and on the Board of Directors of the European Institute.

Experience:

Ms. Einhorn is Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University, a position she assumed in June 2002. Most recently, she served in the Washington Office of Clark & Weinstock. In 1999, she concluded her career of almost twenty years' service with the World Bank. From 1998 to 1999, she spent a year as a visiting fellow at the International Monetary Fund. From 1996 to 1998 she was managing director of the World Bank, where she was in charge of the financial management of the World Bank and its activities in resource mobilization with the public and private sectors. Prior to this, she was vice president and treasurer of the World Bank, a position she held since 1992. Prior to coming to the Bank in 1981, Ms. Einhorn served in the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. State Department, and the International Development Cooperation Agency of the United States. Ms. Einhorn serves on the Board of Directors of Pitney Bowes. She also chairs the global advisory board of J.E. Robert Companies. Her non-profit service includes serving as a trustee for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and as director of the Institute of International Economics, the Center for Global Development and the National Bureau of Economic Review (NBER). She is based in Washington, DC.

Publications

Transcript Speaker: Sebastian Mallaby
Presider: Jessica P. Einhorn

Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge-fund moguls have become the stars of twenty-first-century capitalism. Their weekend mansions are fodder for Vanity Fair photographers; their potential to cause chaos preoccupied authorities even before the recent financial cataclysm. Based on unprecedented access to the industry, including three hundred hours of interviews and binders of internal documents, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds' origins in the 1960s and 1970s, their explosive battles with central banks in the 1980s and 1990s, and finally their role in the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009. Join Sebastian Mallaby for a discussion of the book and the role of hedge funds in the financial system.

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Transcript

The Road To Recovery: A Conversation With Angel Gurria

Speaker: Angel Gurria
Presider: Jessica P. Einhorn

What will the global financial crisis mean for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) efforts to promote sustainable economic growth? OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría offers his perspective on the economic downturn and his organization's strategies for blunting its impact on both developed and developing countries around the world.

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