Stephany Griffith-Jones (1947) is executive director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, at Columbia University in New York, and professorial fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University and holds the position of deputy director of International Finance at the Commonwealth Secretariat. She started her career in 1970 at the Central Bank of Chile. Before joining the Institute of Development Studies, she worked at Barclays Bank International in the 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, the EU and UNCTAD. She worked at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN (UN-DESA), coordinating with José Antonio Ocampo and Jan Kregel the World Economic and Social Survey, on Financing for Development.
She has written widely on international finance and macroeconomic policies, especially in relation to Latin American and East European economies. One of her recent books is From Capital Surges to Drought: Seeking Stability for Emerging Economies (co-authored by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, 2004).