Sebastian Eckardt is a Practice Manager for Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment in the East Asia and Pacific Region where he leads a team of economists working on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, China, Mongolia and Vietnam. Prior to this position, he was the Lead Economist for China, Mongolia and Korea and earlier Vietnam. Since joining the World Bank in 2008, he has led complex lending operations and innovative analytical work across more than a dozen countries mostly in Europe and Asia, supporting clients in the areas of macroeconomic, fiscal, and structural reforms.
Before joining the Bank, Sebastian worked as an economist for the German Government. A German national, he holds an MSc from the University of Birmingham, UK and PhD in Public Finance from the University of Potsdam, Germany.