ICGFM Board of Directors - Biography
Mark Gallagher, Individual Member, United States
Dr. Mark Gallagher is an economist with over 30 years of experience working on economic development and macroeconomic and fiscal reform. At present he is on contract to the Asian Development Bank serving as an adviser to the Ministry of Finance of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on macrofiscal policy and budget planning. He has served as an adviser and as USAID chief of party (nine times) in more than 25 countries on projects funded by USAID, the World Bank, the US Department of Treasury, German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Dutch Government, and UK Department for International Development. He was Chief Economist of Grant Thornton (international development organizations), led DAI’s Public Finance and Macroeconomics practice and was COO and Chief Economist at DevTech Systems. Mark is a former US Foreign Service officer and economic advisor at USAID serving in Washington, Liberia and El Salvador. He has taught public finance and economics at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, University of Jordan, George Mason University, St. John’s University, City University of New York and Central America University in El Salvador. Mark has published dozens of academic and technical reports as well as books on economic and public finance reform. His most recent book, A Modest Proposal to Reform the American Tax System, was published in 2017. Mark holds an MA in international political economy and development from Fordham U in NY and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason U in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.