Vera Kehayova joined the EAP Chief Economist Unit in July 2016 as a Research Analyst. She is working on the bi-annual WBG-IMF Spring/Annual Flagship, the EAP Economic Update, and other research projects, including on technology disruptions, jobs, skills, labor productivity and macroeconomic vulnerabilities. She has over thirteen years of international development and macroeconomic research experience gained at the IMF, UNDP and World Bank Group.
Previously, at the IMF she worked on External and Fiscal Vulnerability Assessment of Low-Income Countries, financing mechanisms for countries hit by Ebola in West Africa in 2015, food security, natural disasters and public health disasters, among many others. At the UNDP, she worked on the Human Development Report 2011 on Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Vera started her career at the Bank after college undertaking various assignments for five years on topics related to human development, fragile states, energy policy, and macroeconomic research on Africa.
She holds a BA in Political Economy from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.; and more recently a Graduate Certificate on Data Science/Machine Learning from the George Washington University.