Megan Greene joins Kroll Institute as global chief economist

30 September 2021 2 min. read
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Kroll, a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm, has welcomed Megan Greene as global chief economist within the Kroll Institute – the company’s research branch which focuses on transparency and good governance.

In her advisory role with the Kroll Institute, Greene will focus on global economic trends and policy making, providing strategic counsel internally and to Kroll clients.

Greene brings decades of experience in financial services, academia, and policy. For the last two years she has served as global chief economist and senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she teaches graduate seminars on sovereign debt crises, monetary policy, and wealth inequality. Greene is currently researching and writing a book on the new drivers of inequality in developed economies and writes a biweekly column in the Financial Times. 

Before joining the Harvard Kennedy School, Greene spent five years as global chief economist at John Hancock/Manulife Asset Management. In the role, she provided macroeconomic insights, policy analysis, and forecasts, and spearheaded the company’s thought leadership program.Megan Greene joins Kroll Institute as global chief economistPrior to that, Green founded and ran boutique consultancy Maverick Intelligence for two years, advising private and public sector clients on the impact of economic, political, policy, and social developments on macroeconomic forecasts, markets, and the business operating environment. She also spent a year as director of European Economics at Roubini Global Economics.

Earlier in her career, Greene was an economist focusing on Western Europe in The Economist’s Intelligence Unit.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Princeton University and an MSc from the University of Oxford.

“We are pleased to welcome Megan to the Kroll Institute, particularly at a time when companies across the globe are navigating complex economic, policy, and regulatory issues,” said Jake Silverman, CEO of Kroll. “We look forward to leveraging her unique macroeconomic perspectives and deep expertise into the Institute’s ongoing work related to the increasingly important issues of sound governance and transparency.”

Headquartered in New York, Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) has nearly 5,000 people across 30 countries and territories providing consulting services in valuation, corporate finance, restructuring, investigations, expert services, legal consulting, regulatory compliance, data analytics, and cybersecurity.

“I am honored to join the Kroll Institute and contribute to valuable insights it is delivering for clients and partners around the world,” said Greene. “Making sense of the issues companies are facing today requires a fundamental understanding of the intersection of macroeconomics, global financial markets, and geopolitical dynamics, and I look forward to working with the team at Kroll and its diverse clients across the private and public sectors.”