Philip S.

Senior Economic Advisor to the CEO at IFC, World Bank Group

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States


I currently advise the CEO of the International Finance Corporation - the private sector arm of the World Bank Group - on private sector development in emerging markets and developing economies. Prior to this, I worked at the World Bank in its research department, where I managed flagship reports on global development, as well as earlier in operational departments as senior country economist for Brazil, China and Malaysia. Before that, I worked for the IMF on a range of emerging markets mainly in Asia. I received my education at the Economics Departments of MIT, Harvard and LSE, where I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics.


  • economic policy
  • research & development
  • finance
  • development
  • trade customs
  • world bank group
  • china
  • brazil
  • malaysia
  • lebanon
  • thailand
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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