Dr. Daniel Ahn is Managing Director, Chief U.S. Economist, and Head of Markets 360 – North America at BNP Paribas in New York. He is also a non-resident Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.
Until 2018, Dr. Ahn was the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of State, where he advised the U.S. Secretary of State and senior principals on a wide range of international economic and security topics relevant to U.S. foreign policy.
Prior to entering public service, he was the Chief Commodities Economist at Citigroup in New York and also held senior economist and strategist positions at Citadel, Barclays Capital, and Lehman Brothers. Dr. Ahn also held research and teaching positions at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Columbia University, the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Monetary Fund, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.
He is the author of multiple research articles, Congressional testimony, and a textbook, Principles of Commodity Economics and Finance, with MIT Press. His research specializes in international political economy, energy economics, and the economics of conflict and national security, notably energy security and economic warfare, such as sanctions.
He was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of 30 under 30 in Finance. He is the recipient of both the Superior Honor Award and the Meritorious Honor Award for his work on the economics of national security from the U.S. Department of State.
He received his A.B. in economics and finance with honors from Princeton University at the age of 19 and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
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