Global Conference 2014

Speaker's Biography

Glenn Yago

Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute


Glenn Yago is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and founder of the Institute's Financial Innovations Labs. He is an authority on capital markets, emerging markets and environmental finance. A recipient of the Gleitsman Foundation Award of Achievement for social change, he has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Google Foundation and others. The director of the Milken Institute Fellows Program, he is a visiting professor and Dean's Fellow at the Hebrew University's Graduate School of Business and a fellow of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He is the author of "Financing the Future" and "Fixing the Housing Market." He is co-editor of the Wharton School-Milken Institute Series on Financial Innovation; the upcoming volume is "Financing Cures: Innovations to Accelerate Medical Solutions." He holds Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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