Maurice Kugler

Head of Unit, Research and Statistics
Staff Member

Maurice Kugler is Head of the Development Research and Data Unit at the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme. He has conducted research on development and globalization including scholarly work on international trade, foreign direct investment and skilled migration. Past publications deal with export dynamics, reallocation after market oriented reforms, and the link of international capital flows with labor migration. More generally, Kugler explores how global market integration, and other reforms, impact upon the prospects of human development in nations and regions. Since 2006, he holds a Research Fellowship at the Growth Lab of the Center for International Development in Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard, Los Andes, Southampton, and Stanford Universities. Kugler has been awarded research grants by the McArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Tinker Foundation in the US as well as the Department for International Development and the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK. He has been adviser to the Central Bank of Colombia, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank, and earned a PhD in economics from UC Berkeley, after being an undergrad at the LSE.