David Lubin

Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme


David Lubin is managing director and head of emerging markets economics at Citi, an American bank, where he is responsible for a team of more than 30 economists in 15 locations globally.

Before joining Citi in 2006 he had been at the HSBC group since 1989, where his career started in the field of sovereign debt restructuring negotiations with governments in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

In 1993 his focus shifted to emerging markets research, in which he has engaged in a number of capacities.

David has a undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is from Oxford University; and a postgraduate degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

His book, Dance of the Trillions: Developing Countries and Global Finance, examines what makes money flow from high-income countries to lower-income ones; what makes it flow out again; and how developing countries have sought protection against the volatility of international capital flows. The Financial Times selected it as one of the best economics books of 2018.

Past experience

2006 - Head of Emerging Markets Economics, Citi
1993-2006 Emerging Markets Economist, HSBC
1989-93 Executive, Developing Countries Group, Midland Bank