Carl J. Dahlman

Carl J. Dahlman is Henry R Luce Associate Professor of International Relations and Information Technology at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Dahlman came to Georgetown after more than 25 years of distinguished service at the World Bank. Dahlman served as Senior Advisor to the World Bank Institute. In this role he managed the Knowledge for Development (K4D) program – an initiative providing training on the strategic use of knowledge for economic and social development to business leaders and policy makers in developing countries. Prior to developing the K4D program, Dahlman served as Staff Director of the 1998-1999 World Development Report, Knowledge for Development. In addition, he was the Bank’s Resident Representative and Financial Sector Leader in Mexico (1994-1997). Before his position in Mexico, Dahlman led divisions in the Bank’s Private Sector Development, and Industry and Energy Departments. Dahlman’s publications include China and the Knowledge Economy: Seizing the 21st Century, Korea and the Knowledge-Based Economy: Making the Transition, and India and the Knowledge Economy; Leveraging Strengths and Opportunities. Dahlman earned a B.A. magna cum laude in international relations from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. He has also taught courses at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Areas of Expertise: Technology policy; Innovation policy.

Recent work: Policy Brief #6 on The Changing Geography of Innovation: The Rise of the BICs - Challenges and Opportunities.