Xiaoqing Yu is a lead social protection specialist at the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific region.
Ms. Yu started her career in the World Bank in 1996. Before joining the East Asia region in 2003, Ms. Yu spent about six years in the Eastern European and Central Asian region of the Bank, working on pension and social welfare reforms, as well as labor market development of the Baltic, Balkan and former Soviet Union countries. She worked on various operations and co-authored economic and sector reports, as well as the regional social protection strategy.
Ms. Yu holds a B.A. in economics from Peking University and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.