Tanja Goodwin is currently Senior Country Economist in the regional World Bank Office in Lima, Peru, covering Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. In her role as Program Leader for the Global Practice Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, she covers topics from Macro- and Fiscal Management, Trade, Investment, Governance, Poverty and Equity, to Finance, Innovation and Competitiveness.
She joined the Bank in 2011 and, since then, has held various positions in global and regional units in the finance and private sector development space. Tanja is specialized in micro-economic structural reforms, pro-competition sectoral regulation and competition policy, with significant experience in transport and logistics as well as the financial services sector. She has extensive experience in lending operations and analytics in Latin America, Northern Africa, Eastern Europa, East Asia and the Pacific. Most recently, she lead programs in Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Russia.
Before joining the World Bank, Tanja worked at private and public research institutes in Germany and in Latin America. Tanja holds a master’s degree in economics from New York University and a BSc in International Economics from Tuebingen University, Germany. During her time at the Bank, Tanja has also taught in different graduate programs, including at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.