Hans Timmer is Director of the Development Prospects Group at The World Bank. He is a quantitative international macroeconomist and econometrician with 15 years of management experience leading teams of modelers, forecasters, and policy analysts. His experience ranges from long-term structural analyses of the economic impact of environmental policies, trade policies and tax reforms, to short-term monitoring of the business cycle and analysis of monetary and fiscal policies. Before joining the Bank in 1996, he was Manager of International Economic Analysis, among other positions, at the Central Planning Bureau of The Netherlands. He holds a Masters degree in econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and has also studied at the University of Lodz in Poland.
- Maria Montessori and the MDGs
- Scenarios are not merely uncertain forecasts
- In the long run, we all want to be alive, and thrive
- Fighting drought with export bans: how effective is that?
- Greek contagion: who is susceptible?
- Slowly, Europe rises from the ashes
- Is development sustainable?
- Confronting uncertainty
- After destocking comes restocking
- Can China become the engine for world economic growth?
- The good, the bad, and the ugly imbalances
- From Green Shoots to Green Economy
- A Painful Recovery
- Welcome to Prospects for Development!