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Beata Javorcik

Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

As the EBRD’s Chief Economist, responsible for advising the president and other senior members of the bank’s management team on economic issues of strategic or operational relevance to the EBRD regions. The Chief Economist provides thought leadership inside and outside of the EBRD on economic issues related to the bank’s work in the countries where it works. The Office of the Chief Economist undertakes and presents its own research, representing the bank at high-level external policy and academic conferences and workshops, publishes in academic and non-academic outlets, and maintains strong links between the EBRD and academia. On leave from the University of Oxford, where she holds a Statutory Professorship in Economics (the first woman in this position) and is a Fellow of All Souls College. Member, Royal Economic Society’s Executive Committee; Director, International Trade Programme, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. PhD in Economics, Yale; BA in Economics (Hons), University of Rochester. Formerly, with the World Bank in Washington DC. Specializes in international trade. Research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics and Journal of Development Economics.

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