Founder and Senior FellowFinancial Innovations Labs
Senior DirectorMilken Innovation Center
Dr. Glenn Yago is a senior fellow and founder of the Milken Institute's Financial Innovation Lab. He is a leading authority on financial innovations, capital markets, emerging markets and environmental finance. Yago's work focuses on the innovative use of financial instruments to solve long-standing economic development and social and environmental challenges. His research and projects have contributed to policy innovations fostering the democratization of capital to traditionally underserved markets and entrepreneurs in the United States and around the world.
Yago runs the Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, where he oversees a range of activities devoted to accelerating Israel's economic growth, bridging social and economic gaps, and securing Israel's global competitiveness through financial technology transfer that increases the impact of government policy, philanthropy, and private-sector investment. Yago directs the Milken Institute Fellows Program, which places graduates in internships related to financial reform and economic development projects. Prior to joining the Institute, Yago served as a professor at the State University of New York-Stony Brook and at the City University of New York Graduate Center in the Ph.D. program in economics. He is also a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.