Charles P. Oman

Head of Strategy, OECD Development Centre

Charles P. Oman works at the Development Centre of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), in Paris, where he is the Head of Strategy. He is a native of Berkeley, California.

Lead coordinator of the OECD's Latin American Economic Outlook 2008, he has written extensively on public and corporate governance, the post-war evolution of thinking on development, new forms of international investment, globalization and regionalization.

He holds a BA and a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and has taught economics there as well. He has also taught at the Graduate School of Business Administration (ESAN) in Lima, Peru, and at the Institut d'études politiques, the Ecole nationale d'administration and the American University in Paris.

He has served as a corporate director, and as a policy advisor to the governments of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Korea and South Africa.

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