Emily Gustafsson Wright

Dr. Emily Gustafsson-Wright

Fellow at the Brookings Institution


Dr. Gustafsson-Wright is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. She has a Ph.D. in Economics and 20 years of experience working in the development field. Her current focus on effective delivery of social services has consolidated her role as a global expert on innovative financing mechanisms. She is the premier thought-leader and convener in the emerging field of social and development impact bonds and has written seven publications on this cutting-edge topic. She is regularly invited to contribute to high-level global conversations on outcome-based financing and her work has been cited in the media including the Economist, the NYT, the WSJ and the Financial Times.