Birgit Hansl, a German national, is the World Bank’s Lead Economist and Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand in the East Asia and the Pacific Region.
Since joining the Bank in 2005 through the Young Professionals Program, Birgit worked for the World Bank’s programs in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Before joining the Bank’s Manila-based team, she worked as the Moscow-based Lead Economist and Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions for the Russian Federation in the Europe and Central Asia Region.
She is an experienced economist in the World Bank’s Macro-Fiscal Management Global Practice, with special interest in macroeconomic forecasting, public finance, institution building and macro-micro linkages.
Birgit worked in academics and for a number of bilateral and multilateral organizations, including the United Nations Development Program.
Birgit holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley. Her first degree was a Masters’ in Economics from the Humboldt University Berlin.
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