Daniel Altman is an economist and internationally bestselling author. He is the creator of the Baseline Profitability Index for assessing foreign investments and the founder and president of North Yard Economics, a non-profit consulting firm serving developing countries. He also serves as an adjunct associate professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and chief economist of Big Think. Most recently, Daniel founded Emerging Design Centers, a for-profit enterprise that will bring cutting-edge tools for product design to poor communities. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the expert advisory board at Dalberg Global Development Advisors.
Daniel previously wrote economic commentary on the staffs of The Economist, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times, where he was also one of the youngest-ever members of the editorial board. In between stints as a journalist, he was an economic advisor in the British government. He now writes the global economics column for Foreign Policy magazine.
Daniel was born in Connecticut and received his doctorate in economics from Harvard University. He has lived and worked on four continents and is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.