Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Head of the OECD Development Centre’s Americas Desk at Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Jeff Dayton-Johnson is the Head of the OECD Development Centre’s Americas Desk, the principal activity of which is the Latin American Economic Outlook. Jeff also co-contributes to the Centre’s work on migration and development. Before joining the OECD, Jeff’s experiences ranged from coaxing a sometimes-stubborn Volkswagen through rural Mexico to interview farmers in peasant irrigation societies, to delivering economics training courses to public servants in Eastern Europe; from advising Canadian federal and provincial policy-makers on matters of cultural policy, social cohesion and foreign aid, to teaching and advising several cohorts of energetic students in the Master of Development Economics program that he co-ordinated for many years at Dalhousie University in Canada. Jeff received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his undergraduate education at Berkeley and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.