Daniel P. Ahn is the Acting Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of State (a Deputy Assistant Secretary-level position). He advises the Secretary and senior principals on a wide range of international economic and security topics relevant to U.S. foreign policy, including global macroeconomic growth, financial stability, economic sanctions, trade, and the economics of energy security and geopolitics. He also represents the Department at numerous bilateral and multilateral fora on economic issues. Previously, he led Policy Analysis at the State Department's Bureau of Energy Resources.
He is also a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he teaches graduate courses on energy economics, finance, and the economics of conflict and national security.
Before entering public service, Dr. Ahn was the chief economist for energy and commodities at Citigroup in New York, and also held senior positions at Citadel, Barclays Capital, and Lehman Brothers.
He has also held research and teaching positions at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, Georgetown University, and the International Monetary Fund.
He is the author of numerous academic research articles, testimony before U.S. Congress, and a forthcoming economics textbook. He was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of 30 under 30 in Finance. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
He completed his A.B. in economics and finance with honors from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
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