Jennifer Blanke

Jennifer Blanke
  • Chief Economist, Senior Director, World Economic Forum

Master's in International Affairs, Columbia University; Master's and PhD in International Economics, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Former Management Consultant, Eurogroup, Mazars Group, Paris, specializing in banking and financial market organization. With World Economic Forum: 1998-2002, Senior Programme Manager, responsible for developing the business, management and technology section of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos; since 2002, with the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network; currently Chief Economist, Senior Director, and Head of the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network; since joining the team, has written and lectured extensively on issues related to national competitiveness and has served as lead editor on a number of regional and topical competitiveness reports. Expertise: economic growth and development; national competitiveness; political economy.