Senior Country Economist for Armenia
Souleymane Coulibaly is from Cote d'Ivoire, and is currently the World Bank’s Senior Country Economist for Armenia, and the Europe and Central Asia regional trade coordinator. He joined the Bank in 2006 through the Young Professional Program and has worked since then as an economist in Central Asia and South Caucasus. He was one of the principal authors of the World Development Report 2009 -- “Reshaping Economic Geography.” His publications and ongoing research deal with fiscal consolidation, the impact of geography on firms’ location, trade flows and regional integration. Prior to joining the Bank, he was a lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statistiques et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) of Abidjan, teaching assistant at the University of Lausanne, and economist at the Economic and International Relations department of NESTLE in Vevey, Switzerland. He holds a double Ph.D. in International Trade and Economic Geography from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).
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