Orphe Divounguy | Chief Economist

Chief Economist


Dr. Orphe Divounguy is the chief economist at the Illinois Policy Institute in Chicago.

Divounguy’s work has been published in CNN Business, USA Today, the Washington Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday. Divounguy has also appeared on ABC 7 Chicago, the city’s top TV news station, and numerous radio outlets across the nation.

Divounguy earned a doctorate in economics from England’s University of Southampton.

Before his time in higher education, Divounguy interned at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, and Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. His work at the United Nations focused on financing for development and poverty eradication.