Jeffrey D. Lewis
Director, Economic Policy, Debt and Trade Department, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM)
BA in Economics, Harvard; PhD in Economics, Stanford. Formerly: 9 years as Institute Associate, Harvard Institute for International Development, including five years as a Resident Adviser on macro, fiscal, trade, and debt issues, Indonesian Ministry of Finance. Since 1993, with the World Bank: former Adviser, Office of the Chief Economist and Senior VP; Manager, International Finance team in the Development Prospects Group; Economic Adviser, Trade Dept; Lead Economist for South Africa; has also worked on issues of country risk and creditworthiness, Financial Policy and Risk Mgmt Dept, and as Country Economist, Indonesia, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea; currently, Director, Economic Policy, Debt and Trade Department, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM). Has consulted in Colombia, Venezuela, Bangladesh, Turkey, Uganda, and Zambia, and carried out extensive research in areas including economic modelling, exchange rates and trade policy, stabilization and structural adjustment policies in developing economies, and regional trade arrangements.