Carmen M. Reinhart
Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Carmen M. Reinhart is appointed as the new Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group starting from June 15, 2020. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School. She was also a Senior Policy Advisor and Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund and the Chief Economist at the investment bank Bear Stearns in the 1980s. She serves in the Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisors. Her work has helped to inform the understanding of financial crises in both advanced economies and emerging markets.
Charles W. Calomiris
Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School
Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs
Charles W. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and a Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is a member of the Financial Economists Roundtable, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he co-directs the Initiative on Regulation and the Rule of Law. Professor Calomiris received a BA in economics from Yale and a PhD in economics from Stanford University. His research spans banking, monetary economics, corporate finance and financial history.
Practice Manager, Global Macro and Debt Analytics in the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment (MTI) Global Practice, World Bank
Doerte Doemeland is the Practice Manager for Global Macro and Debt Analytics in the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment (MTI) Global Practice. Since joining the World Bank as a Junior Professional Officer, she has worked on technical, analytical, and operational tasks in low and middle-income countries in ECA, LAC, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She also spent two years in the World Bank’s Research Department to work with the Sr. Vice President and Chief Economist.
Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt is Chief Economist for the Europe and Central Asia region at the World Bank. Over her 30-year career in the World Bank, she has also served as the Director of Research, Director of Development Policy, and the Chief Economist of the Finance and Private Sector Development Network, conducting research and advising on financial and private sector development issues. The author of over 100 publications, she has published widely in academic journals and is among the most-cited researchers in the world. Her research has focused on the links between financial development, firm performance and economic development. Banking and financial crises, financial regulation, access to financial services and inclusion, as well as SME finance and entrepreneurship are among her areas of research. She has also created the Global Financial Development Report series and Global Findex financial inclusion database. She has been the President of International Atlantic Economic Society (2013-14) and Director of Western Economic Association (2015-18) and serves on the editorial boards of professional journals. Prior to coming to the Bank, she was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the Ohio State University.