Genevieve Boyreau, a French national, is the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for Lao PDR. Based in Vientiane, she oversees the Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Program and team. She has held the post since 2009.
Ms. Boyreau first joined the World Bank in the Research Department in 2001 where she worked on the development of Chinese financial markets. She has published several working papers included in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the World Bank and IMF working paper series. In September 2002, she joined the Young Professional Program of the World Bank and served in the East Asia and Pacific Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department, with a focus on China and Mongolia. In 2004, Ms. Boyreau was then appointed Country Economist for Mongolia. In 2008, she joined the Bank's Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) Country Economics Department where she provided corporate support to teams designing country strategies and policy-based budget support operations.
Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Boyreau held faculty and research positions at the Auvergne University and CERDI in France and had been a research fellow at the China Center for Economic Research.
Ms. Boyreau holds a Ph.D. in Economics from France (CERDI - Auvergne University).