Dr. Raymond Gilpin directs the Center for Sustainable Economies at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the premier institution focusing on peace promotion in the United States. He leads the Institute’s work on analyzing relationships among economic actors during all stages of conflict (including prevention, mediation, resolution and post-conflict). In doing so, he collates sound practices from practitioners and experts, and designs appropriate capacity-building and tools for conflict environments.
He teaches the economics and conflict course at the USIP Academy and manages the Web-based International Network for Economics and Conflict — http://inec.usip.org/frontpage. Before joining the USIP, Dr Gilpin served as: academic chair for defense economics at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University; director for International Programs at Intellibridge Corporation (now part of Eurasia Group); senior economist at the African Development Bank Group; research director at the Central Bank of Sierra Leone and an economist at the World Bank.
He has published extensively on issues related to the management of mining resources in countries recovering from violent conflict and is a regular media commentator, including: VOA, BBC, Al Jazeera and NPR. He holds a doctorate from Cambridge University in development economics and an executive certificate in international finance and capital markets from Georgetown University.