Una Osili serves as the Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy and Economics and Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world’s first school dedicated to the study of philanthropy. She also serves as Dean’s Fellow for the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy.
An internationally recognized scholar in economics, Osili leads the research and publication of Global Philanthropy Tracker and the Global Philanthropy Environment Index, as well as Giving USA, the annual report on American philanthropy. She is the founder of Generosity for Life, a digital platform, and chairs the school's signature research project, the Philanthropy Panel Study, the most comprehensive study of the generosity of American families over time.
Osili has provided expert testimony at the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Joint Economic Commission and United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee on philanthropy and international development.
Osili received her Bachelor’s in economics from Harvard University and her MA and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.