Hi, I'm Ben Slay. My main areas of expertise are:
- Economics of transition
- International economics
- Macroeconomic policies
- Energy and environmental economics
- Sustainable development
I have 25 years of experience in economics and policy analysis, policy and programming for sustainable development, research and teaching, and UNDP strategic, programme, project management.
I support UNDP senior management, country offices, United Nations country teams, and national partners in Europe and Central Asia in the areas mentioned above.
I have worked in the private and public sector, and academia, including at PlanEcon Inc. (now part of Global Insight), and teaching economics at a number of American universities and colleges.
- 2013-2014 Served as UNDP's poverty reduction team leader in the Europe and Central Asian region.
- 2012 Served as senior advisor for sustainable development in UNDP’s Bureau of Development Policy, in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
- 2001 - 2012 Advising government ministers/officials, and UNDP senior management, on key economic development and transition issues.
- 2008 - 2011 Created the senior economist’s office in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
- 2005 - 2011 Served as executive editor of the UNDP Development and Transition research bulletin.
- 2001 - 2008 Served as director of UNDP’s Bratislava Regional Centre. During this time, the Centre's staffing tripled and its programming increased nearly ten-fold.
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