Matthew P. Goodman is a senior adviser for Asian economics and holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS. School of William Simon explores current issues in international economic policy, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining CSIS in early 2012, Goodman was White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the East Asia Summit. He also served as director for international economics on the National Security Council staff, helping the president prepare for G-20 and G-8 summits. Prior to the White House, Goodman was senior adviser in the secretary for economic, energy, and agricultural affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Goodman has extensive experience in both public and private sectors. Before joining the Obama administration in 2009, he worked for five years at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., where he was managing director for Asia. From 2002 to 2004, he served at the White House as director for Asian economic affairs on the National Security Council staff. Prior to that, he spent five years at “Goldman, Sachs & Co.”, heading the investment bank’s government affairs operations in Tokyo and London. From 1988 to 1997, he worked as an international economist at the U.S. Treasury Department, including five years as financial attaché at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo. Goodman holds an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.S. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Japan-America Society of Washington.