Stephany Griffith-Jones is an economist whose areas of expertise include global capital flows to emerging markets, especially macro-economic management of capital flows in Latin America, Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and international financial reform with special emphasis on regulation (Basel II, hedge funds and derivatives).
Prior to joining IPD, Professor Griffith-Jones was Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex, United Kingdom and served as Senior Official at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Economic Commission of Latin America (ECLAC), and as Head of International Finance at the Commonwealth Secretariat (UK). She has acted as senior consultant to governments in Eastern Europe and Latin America and to many international agencies, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and United Nations, especially UNDP and ECLAC. She began her career at the Central Bank of Chile.
She has published many articles and written or edited 18 books on international finance and economic development, most recently International Finance and Development with Jose Antonio Ocampo and Jan Kregel. She was recipient of Association of Latin American Financial Institutions prize for best essay on Latin America's international finance, and the Distinguished Czech Woman of the World Award (2006), granted by Charles University and Czech government.