Catherine L. Mann is OECD Chief Economist, Head of the Economics Department and the OECD G20 Finance Deputy. Following 20-plus years in Washington DC, she was the Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance at Brandeis University and from 1997-2011 was a Senior Fellow and visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Earlier Ms. Mann served as a Senior International Economist at the US President’s Council of Economic Advisors and worked as a Special Assistant to the Vice-President for Development Economics/Chief Economist at the World Bank. She spent 13 years on the Federal Reserve Board as a Senior Economist. She is a US citizen and holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Harvard University. She has authored or co-authored seven books, 60 articles, and numerous shorter pieces and testimony. She f requently appears on Bloomberg, CNBC, and public broadcasting, and has been quoted in Businessweek and The Economist. She has delivered key-note speeches and engaged in projects on technology and policy in numerous countries ranging from China, South Africa, Tunisia and Vietnam to Australia, Finland, France, and Germany, among others. Her research spans two main topics – global imbalances and globalisation of technology and services.