Theodore H Moran




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Theodore H. Moran holds the Marcus Wallenberg Chair in International Business and Finance at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he teaches and conducts research at the intersection of international economics, business, foreign affairs, and public policy. Dr. Moran is founder of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, and serves as Director in providing courses on international business-government relations and negotiations to some 600 undergraduate and graduate students each year.

His most recent books include HARNESSING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT: Policies for Developed and Developing Countries, Center for Global Development, 2006. DOES FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT?, editor, with Magnus Blomstrom, Stockholm School of Economics and Edward Graham, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2005; International Political Risk Management: Exploring New Frontiers, ed., (MIGA, the World Bank Group, 2005); Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment, Globalization, and Developing Countries (Brookings, 2002); and Foreign Investment and Development (Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1998). In 1993-94, Dr. Moran served as Senior Advisor for Economics on the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State, where he had responsibility for trade, finance, technology, energy, and environmental issues. He returned to Georgetown after the NAFTA and Uruguay Round negotiations.

Dr. Moran is consultant to the United Nations, to diverse governments in Asia and Latin America, and to the international business and financial communities. In 2000, he was appointed Counselor to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group. In 2002 Dr. Moran was named Chairman of the Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2007-2013, he served as Associate to the National Intelligence Council Panel on international business issues. Dr. Moran is a Member of the International Advisory Council of Huawei.

Professor Moran received his PhD from Harvard in 1971. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Center for Global Development.

The Moran family philanthropic activities focus on helping poor children and AIDs-orphans in Latin America and Asia.

Link to Peterson Institute

Link to Center for Global Development