International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he spent 15 years.
His books include the best-seller "When Markets Collide," which was named one of the best business books of all time by The Independent in the U.K. El-Erian was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for 2009, 2010 and 2011. His economic news analyses frequently appear on CNBC.com.
He is currently a board member of the NBER, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Cambridge in America. He has served on several committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. El-Erian was also a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School.
He received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and holds a master's degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University.