.Jan Walliser is sector manager for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management in the World Bank’s Africa Region. In his current position, he oversees staff working on macroeconomic and poverty issues in Nigeria and 10 countries in Central and Western Africa.
Previously, he advised World Bank staff and senior management on issues related to development policy lending (budget support), aid effectiveness and conditionality in one of the World Bank’s central units. Prior to joining the World Bank, Jan was an economist at the International Monetary Fund and a principal analyst for macroeconomic and fiscal policy at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Jan received a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University in 1998 and a Diplom-Volkswirt degree from Kiel University, Germany, in 1993. He has published in a range of professional economic journals on intergenerational aspects of fiscal policy, tax reform, pension reform, aid predictability, and aid effectiveness.