World Bank Chief Economist
The World Bank
World Bank
The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programmes.The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty...

 Chief Economist
Chief economist
The Chief Economist is a single position job class having primary responsibility for the development, coordination, and production of economic and financial analysis...

(full title: Senior Vice President, Development Economics, and Chief Economist) provides intellectual leadership and direction to the Bank’s overall development
International development
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 strategy and economic research agenda, at global, regional and country levels. As a member of the Bank’s senior management
Senior management
Senior management, executive management, or management team is generally a team of individuals at the highest level of organizational management who have the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a company or corporation, they hold specific executive powers conferred onto them with and by...

 team the person advises the President and Bank’s management on economic issues.

List of World Bank Chief Economists

  • Hollis B. Chenery
    Hollis B. Chenery
    Hollis Burnley Chenery was an American economist well known for his pioneering contribution in the field of development economics.-Early life:...

     — 1972–1982
  • Anne Osborn Krueger
    Anne Osborn Krueger
    Anne Osborn Krueger is an American economist and was the former World Bank Chief Economist from 1982 to 1986 and the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2006.-Education:...

     — 1982–1986
  • Stanley Fischer
    Stanley Fischer
    Stanley "Stan" Fischer is an American-Israeli economist and the current Governor of the Bank of Israel. He previously served as Chief Economist at the World Bank.-Biography:...

     — 1988–1990
  • Lawrence Summers
    Lawrence Summers
    Lawrence Henry Summers is an American economist. He served as the 71st United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1999 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He was Director of the White House United States National Economic Council for President Barack Obama until November 2010.Summers is the...

     — 1991–1993
  • Michael Bruno
    Michael Bruno
    Michael Peter Bruno was an Israeli economist. He was a governor of Israel's central bank and a former World Bank Chief Economist.-Biography:...

     — 1993–1996
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA, is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark Medal . He is also the former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank...

     — 1997–2000
  • Nicholas Stern
    Nicholas Stern
    Nicholas Herbert Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, Kt, FBA is a British economist and academic. He is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics , and 2010 Professor of Collège de...

     — 2000–2003
  • François Bourguignon
    François Bourguignon
    François Bourguignon is the former Chief Economist of the World Bank. He is the Director of the Paris School of Economics, and was formerly a professor of economics at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris....

     — 2003–2007
  • Justin Yifu Lin
    Justin Yifu Lin
    Justin Yifu Lin , born as Zhengyi Lin, on October 15, 1952, in Yilan, Taiwan, is a Chinese economist and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.-Career and education:...

    — June 2008–present
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