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Executive in Residence for Economics

Dan Biller, Ph.D.

Dan Biller joined the Crummer faculty in 2019 from the World Bank Group and teaches Economics. At the World Bank Group, he held several managerial and technical positions. In his last position, he was the Manager of the Economics Unit in the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group, overseeing MIGA’s country and project risk assessment as well as the analysis of development impact.

Prior to joining MIGA in 2013, Dr. Biller was the Sustainable Development Lead Economist for the World Bank’s South Asia Region, Lead Economist for the East Asia and Pacific Region, and Environment and Natural Resources Program Leader at the World Bank Institute. He was also a senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and has taught at universities and worked with private sector and governments on infrastructure and mining/hydrocarbon regulatory issues while he was on the staff of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil.

Dr. Biller has published extensively on topics such as economic development, natural resource and environmental economics, sustainable consumption, urban/rural linkages, infrastructure, climate change, and social development issues. He received his PhD and master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in geophysics from the University of Kansas.

Expertise

  • Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Infrastructure Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Governance
  • Dynamic Modelling, Risk, and Uncertainty

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois
  • M.S. in Economics, University of Illinois
  • B.S. in Economics, University of Kansas

Contact

  • Office Phone: 407-646-2240
  • E-mail: dbiller@rollins.edu
  • Office Location: Bush Executive Center, Rm. 216