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Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President: François Bourguignon (2003-2007)

François Bourguignon served as Chief Economist of the World Bank and Senior Vice President, Development Economics from October 6, 2003 to October 22, 2007, (when he succeeded Nicholas Stern).

In October 2007, he retired from the World Bank and became Director of the Paris School of Economics.

His successor is Justin Yifu Lin.

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2007 Features

  • World Bank Group Long Term Strategic Exercise (LTSE) Paper, "Meeting the Challenges of Global Development, published October 12, 2007.
  • Sustaining and Broadening Progress towards the MDGs, Development Committee Meeting, April 15, 2007. Presentation| Speech
  • Aid Can Work, Finance and Development, Vol 44, No. 1, March 2007.
  • Statementregarding Draft Paper on Agricultural Special Products, Jan. 24, 2007.
  • New paper on development effectiveness, presented at the American Economic Association's Jan. 5-7 Annual Meeting, Chicago. Longer version coming soon. Abstract and PDF
  • Global redistribution of income(with Victoria Levin and David Rosenblatt), World Bank Policy Research Working Papers series 3961.


Speeches & Presentation


News & Media


Journal Articles



Flagship Publications

fb homepageWorld Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development
WDR 2007 40 pixelsWorld Development Report 2007: Development and the next Generation
GEP 2007 40 pixels

Global Economic Prospects 2007: Managing the next Wave of Globalization

GDF 2007 coverGlobal Development Finance 2007: The Globalization of Corporate Finance in Developing Countries
WDI 2007 40 pixelsWorld Development Indicators 2007
GMR 2007 40 pixelsGlobal Monitoring Report 2007: Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States
WDR 2006World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development
Tropical Forests PRR 40 pixelsPolicy Research Report: At Loggerheads? Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests

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