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Taylor Hanna

Associate Director of Development Analysis

What I do

Taylor is the Associate Director of Development Analysis at the Pardee Center. Taylor has used the International Futures (IFs) model for analysis at the global, regional, national, and subnational levels since joining Pardee in 2016 as a Research Aide. Taylor has led research using the IFs model for forecasting and analysis focused on Yemen (2019-2022), the Central Asia region (2021-2022) North-East Nigeria (2020-2022), and Uganda (2021-2023). Taylor has contributed to global and continental assessments using IFs, including focusing on the global effects of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as on Africa, along with the effect of the AfCFTA (2018-2022).

Prior to becoming Associate Director of Development Analysis in July 2022, Taylor held several other positions within Pardee. Taylor has been a Research Aide (2016-2018), a Research Fellow (2018-2019), a Research Associate (2019-2021), Senior Research Associate (2021-2022).


M.A. in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration, 2018 

Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver 

Concentration in Quantitative Methods 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2013 

University of Texas at Austin 

Certificate in Business Foundations, Global Track, McCombs School of Business 

Featured Publications

  • Hanna, Taylor & Bohl, David & Moyer, Jonathan & McNeil, Kaylin & Hughes, Barry. (2021). "Pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals in a World Reshaped by COVID-19 ."