Barry Herman retired in December 2005 from a career of almost 30 years in the United Nations Secretariat, where he led a team undertaking research and supporting negotiations on international economic and financial issues, including in the summit on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico (2002).
He has recently co-produced and co-edited two books on developing country sovereign debt issues: Overcoming Developing Country Debt Crises, with José Antonio Ocampo and Shari Spiegel (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Dealing Fairly with Developing Country Debt, with Christian Barry and Lydia Tomitova (Blackwell, 2007).
Mr. Herman has consulted on international financial issues for the UN, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the German Development Ministry and the World Council of Churches (in technical backstopping for the 2012 São Paulo Statement: International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life").
He is a founding member of the advisory board of Social Justice in Global Development, an international NGO. From 2006 to 2011, he was a founding member of the board of directors of Global Integrity.
Mr. Herman holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an A.B. from Columbia University.