UNDP Senior Advisor
Ben Slay is working as a senior advisor in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC). Previous appointments include service as UNDP’s poverty reduction practice leader for this region (2012-2014), as senior advisor on sustainable development with UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy (2012), as RBEC’s senior economist (2008-2011), and as director of UNDP’s Bratislava Regional Centre (2001-2008). His publications include: The Polish Economy: Crisis, Reform, and Transformation (Princeton University Press, 1994); Demonopolization and Competition Policy in Post-Communist Economies (Westview Press, 1996); and the co-edited volume Beyond Transition: Development Perspectives and Dilemmas (Ashgate Publishers, 2004). Other work includes serving as editor of the M.E. Sharpe journals Problems of Economic Transition (2002-2008) and Russian and East European Finance and Trade (1993-1998).
Before coming to UNDP in 2001, Dr. Slay worked as a senior economist in a Washington D.C.-based international economics consultancy. He holds doctoral and masters degrees in Economics and Russian and East European Studies from Indiana University, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California. Dr. Slay has held academic positions at a number of universities in the United States, including most recently Georgetown University.