Matt Warner2024

Matt Warner


Matt Warner is president of Atlas Network, a nonprofit grantmaking organization committed to supporting local NGOs in more than 90 countries. Matt is co-author of Development with Dignity: Self-determination, Localization, and an End to Poverty (Routledge, 2022) and the editor of Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on Global Economic Development and coined the term "the outsider's dilemma" to describe the challenge of helping low-income countries develop without getting in the way of their most viable paths to prosperity. Matt writes, speaks, and consults internationally on the topics of economics, institution building, nonprofit management, and impact philanthropy. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Hill, Cato Journal, Forbes, Harvard's Building State Capability, and EconTalk, among others. Matt has a master's degree in economics from George Mason University and is certified by Georgetown University in organizational development consulting. He is also a 2019-2020 Penn Kemble Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy, a board member of America’s Future, and an affiliate scholar with the Complexity Economics Workshop.

Matt and his wife Chrissy, an attorney, live in Vienna, Virginia with their four children.

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