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William Davis (Chair)

Senior Economist, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

William Davis is a senior economist working with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). He leads various research and capacity building projects in the areas of resource taxation, dependency and diversification, and contributes to NRGI’s work on critical minerals and the Institute’s regional programs in francophone Africa and Latin America.

Before joining NRGI, William was an engagement manager/consultant with the Economist Intelligence Unit’s public policy consulting practice for Asia, working on topics including industrial policy, macroeconomic analysis, and climate change. Prior to that, he worked as an economist with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa for six years and worked on natural resource governance and taxation, among other areas. This included serving as part of the Secretariat to the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. He has also worked in several other roles as a public policy economist. He has over 40 publications on economic policy analysis, with many focusing on taxation and illicit financial flows.