Rick van der Ploeg (PhD, Cambridge). Research Director of Oxford Centre for Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. Formerly at Cambridge, LSE, European University Institute, Tilburg University, VU University and University of Amsterdam. Also former Member of Parliament and State Secretary in the Netherlands and former Member and Vice Chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Research interests macro and public finance with interests in climate economics and natural resources. Consultancy experience with EU, IMF, World Bank, ADB and AfDB.