Lead Economist, Development Prospects Group, World Bank
Philip Schellekens is Lead Economist in the Prospects Group of the Development Economics Vice Presidency of the World Bank. He is lead author and manager of the Global Monitoring Report and contributes analytically to other publications, including the Bank's Global Economic Prospects.
Prior to this, he worked, also with the World Bank, as Senior Country Economist for Brazil, China and Malaysia. For the latter two assignments, he was based in Beijing/Hong Kong and Bangkok. His work focused on the economic policy challenges facing middle-income countries.
Before the joining the World Bank, he worked at the International Monetary Fund in the Asia and Pacific, Monetary and Capital Markets, and European Departments. He held research positions on emerging Europe and country surveillance positions on Hong Kong, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Lebanon, and South Africa.
His academic training was completed at Harvard University, the London School of Economics and the University of Antwerp. He held visiting positions at the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Financial Markets Group, the Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of England. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics.