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Stephany Griffith-Jones is an economist specializing in international finance and development, with an emphasis on reform of the international financial system, specifically in relation to financial regulation, global governance and international capital flows. She is currently the Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, based at Columbia University in New York and Associate Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute. She has held the position of deputy director of International Finance at the Commonwealth Secretariat and has worked at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and in the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has published over 20 books and written many scholarly and journalistic articles.