Mary Hallward-Driemeier, a Canadian national, is Lead Economist for Financial and Private Sector Development in the World Bank Group. Since joining the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1997, she has published articles on entrepreneurship, firm productivity, the impact of the investment climate on firm performance, the impact of financial crises, and determinants of foreign direct investment.
She was the Deputy Director for the World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone. She helped establish the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys Program, now covering over 100,000 enterprises in 100 countries. She is also a founding member of the Microeconomics of Growth Network. She is currently the Task Team Leader for the regional flagship report “Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women in Africa.” She received her M.Sc. in development economics from Oxford University and her Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T.
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