EBRD Joins IMF in Appointing Its First Woman Chief Economist

(Bloomberg) -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development named Beata Javorcik as its first woman chief economist, succeeding Sergei Guriev who will return to the Sciences Po university as a professor.

Javorcik, a Pole who holds a PhD in economics from Yale University and a statutory professorship in economics at the University of Oxford, will take on the role in September, the London-based development bank said in a statement.

Javorcik will join the International Monetary Fund’s Gita Gopinath, the World Bank’s Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Laurence Boone as women who are chief economists in major international organizations.

The EBRD is active in about 36 economies from eastern Europe and central Asia to the southern and eastern Mediterranean.

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