Raymond Gilpin

Former Director, Sustainable Economies Center of Innovation

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Raymond Gilpin directs USIP’s Center for Sustainable Economies (CSE), one of the Institute’s Centers of Innovation. He leads the Institute’s work on analyzing relationships among economic actors during all stages of conflict (including prevention, mediation, resolution and post-conflict). In doing so, he collates sound practices from practitioners and experts, and designs appropriate capacity-building and tools for conflict environments. He teaches the Economics and Conflict course at the USIP Academy and manages the Web-based International Network for Economics and Conflict.

Before joining the USIP, he served as: academic chair for defense economics at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University; director for International Programs at Intellibridge Corporation (now part of Eurasia Group); senior economist at the African Development Bank Group; research director at the Central Bank of Sierra Leone and an economist at the World Bank.  He holds a doctorate from Cambridge University in Economics and an Executive Certificate in international finance and capital markets from Georgetown University.

Articles & Analysis from this Expert

June 12, 2014

Another round of diplomatic talks over Iran’s nuclear program with six world powers starts June 16. Despite the promise of a potential deal, the most recent round of negotiations exposed the still-deep divisions between the two sides on basic questions. A final agreement will have to establish timetables and settle on interpretation of terms, among other critical issues.


September 28, 2012
USIP’s Center for Sustainable Economies hosted a series of blogs on entrepreneurship in conflict-affected states on the International Network for Economics and Conflict from March to July 2012. This Peace Brief synthesizes the main conclusions and pertinent lessons for policymakers and practitioners.
September 7, 2012
There are many ways businesses can and do promote peace in conflict zones, but smart strategies will take into account the firms’ size, ownership, industry, and the degree to which they are connected to local supply chains.
May 19, 2011
USIP expert Raymond Gilpin testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the economic costs and consequences of the recent post-election crisis in Cote d'Ivoire.
March 4, 2011
In the wake of the January/February upheavals, USIP convened a working group to examine the multifaceted challenges facing Egypt’s new government and its people. This Peace Brief discusses the groups analysis of the situation.