Anthony Annett is currently Assistant to the Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund. In this capacity, he handles outreach on the sustainable development agenda. An economist by training, his work centers on the intersection of ethics, economics, and sustainable development. He plays a leadership role in the Ethics in Action initiative—a project that brings together religious leaders, academics, business and labor leaders, development practitioners, and activists to develop and promote ethically-grounded practical solutions to sustainable development challenges. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, and a B.A. (first class degree and gold medal) and an M.Litt. from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a doctorate in humane letters, honoris causa, in 2017 by the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, and was inducted into its College of Fellows. He is also Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.