Andrew Burns is the World Bank’s Global Lead for Macroeconomic Modelling, and works in the Bank’s Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice (MFM). Prior to joining the Macroeconomics practice, he worked for ten years as Manager and lead author of the World Bank’s: Global Economic Prospects report, which examines trends in the global economy and how they affect developing countries.
Before joining the World Bank, Burns was Head of Desk for Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and France at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he supervised and wrote the OECD's Economic Surveys for these countries. He also played a lead role in the OECD's Jobs Study, overseeing the evaluation of labor market policies in each of the organization's 30 member countries. Prior to joining the OECD, Burns worked at the Economic Council of Canada where he wrote on labor market and macroeconomic issues. Burns holds degrees from the University of Manitoba and McGill University in Canada.