Randi Susan Ryterman
Randi Ryterman is the World Bank Institute’s (WBI) Director for Governance and Innovation. Prior to joining WBI, she managed the Public Sector Governance Anchor in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, and led the Stolen Assets Recovery (StAR) Initiative, which is jointly implemented by the World Bank and the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crimes. Randi previously worked in the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia Department and the Development Economics Research Group, where she conducted research and helped countries to implement institutional reforms to combat corruption and improve the delivery of public services.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Randi worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught Comparative Economic Systems and International Trade. She has also worked in the private sector, on issues related to the regulation of the oil and gas industry.
Randi has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Maryland. She has written widely on governance, anticorruption, and institutions in transition countries. She received the Ed A. Hewett Prize for an Outstanding Contribution to the Studies of the Political Economy of the Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their Successor States.