Nonresident Senior Fellow, Results for Development Institute, United States

Raymond Struyk is an economist with significant experience in developing and transition countries. As a resident advisor he has led housing and housing finance development projects in Indonesia, Russia, Hungary, an Eastern Europe regional project based in Frankfurt and Egypt. Until 2012 he was a Senior Fellow at the NORC at the University of Chicago, where he worked on strengthening housing finance, program evaluation, and the institutional development of think tanks. He joined the NORC in 2007 after 30 years at the Urban Institute (where he founded its international program in 1981) and three years as the Department of Housing and Urban Developmentā€™s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Evaluation during the Carter Administration. He is now a Senior Fellow at the Results for Development Institute.

Dr. Struyk helped create think tanks in Hungary and Russia and has worked in detail with a dozen more on management, communications and research issues. Among his publications concerning think tanks are Reconstructive Critics: Think Tanks in Post-Soviet Bloc Democracies (Urban Institute Press, 1999); and, Managing Think Tanks (Open Society Institute and Urban Institute, 2nd ed., 2006) and a dozen journal articles. His new book, Improving Think Tank Management was published in 2015 and is available in Mandarin. He is a frequent contributor to On Think Tanks. Dr. Struyk holds a PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and has published widely on housing, housing finance, and evaluation topics.


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