Chorching Goh, a Malaysian national, is the lead economist for China, Mongolia, and South Korea. Before moving to Beijing, Chorching was the lead economist for Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, based in Addis Ababa. Prior to joining the Africa region, she worked on Russia. She came to the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1999. She was on the core team of the World Development Report 2009. She graduated from Yale University, summa cum laude, with simultaneous BA and MA degrees, and from Harvard University, a PhD in Economics.