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EBRD appoints Beata Javorcik as new Chief Economist

EBRD appoints Beata Javorcik as new Chief Economist

 February 28, 2019

The EBRD has appointed Beata Javorcik as its new Chief Economist. Beata was involved in the 2016 review of the EBRD's transition concept, which leads its operations, and was part of the EBRD Annual Meetings and launch of the Transition Report, the Bank’s flagship publication on economics.

An impressive career

Beata currently has a Statutory Professorship in Economics at the University of Oxford, and is the first woman in this role. She is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a Managing Editor of the academic quarterly Economic Policy. 

Beata is also a member of the Royal Economic Society’s Executive Committee and is a Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and is a Polish national.

Before starting at Oxford, Beata worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she was involved in research, lending operations and policy advice.

Helping to drive positive impact

EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti commented on the importance of Beata's role.

“I know that Beata Javorcik will make a huge contribution to the Bank’s work," says Suma. "As Chief Economist she will help to drive the positive impact that the EBRD makes in the countries where it invests in improving lives.”

“I am very excited to take up this fascinating position at the EBRD. It will provide me with the unique opportunity to participate in the work of this important institution," adds Beata.

"My research explores how transition economies and developing countries can harness globalisation to stimulate economic growth. As EBRD Chief Economist I look forward to making a concrete contribution for the benefit of the Bank’s countries of operations.”

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