John Cavanagh (economist)

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John Cavanagh
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John Cavanagh at the 2005 Annual Sheridan Circle Memorial Service
Nationality American
Occupation Economist

John Cavanagh is an American economist. He has been the Director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. since 1998, and is a founding fellow of the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam.[1]


Cavanagh has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from Princeton.[2]

He has worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organisation (1981-1982). He directed IPS's Global Economy Project from 1983-1997. Cavanagh helped establish the International Forum on Globalisation in 1995, and has been active in the anti-North American Free Trade Agreement networks.[citation needed]

He works closely with the Progressive Caucus of the US Congress and the international department of the US trade union federation, the AFL-CIO, on corporate accountability and international labour rights.[citation needed]

Cavanagh currently sits on the board of directors of the International Forum on Globalization.[3]


He is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on globalisation.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "John Cavanagh bio". Transnational Institute. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "John Cavanagh bio". Institute for Policy Studies. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "IFG BOARD OF DIRECTORS BIOS". International Forum on Globalization. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2014.