Jieun Choi

Jieun Choi

Senior Economist, Office of Chief Economist, Africa Region

Jieun Choi is an economist with expertise on growth, trade, productivity, technology policies and regulations for business. 

Currently, she works as Senior Economist within the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist, Africa region, where she focuses on the digital economy, the future of jobs, and global value chains and market structure for ICT infrastructure.

Throughout her career, she has worked with governments, international organizations, and private sectors on policies and projects to boost growth, competitiveness and jobs, in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Previously, at the World Bank, she supported transitional economies in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region for regional integration and investment climates. While at the African Development Bank, she managed investment and policy support projects in sub-Saharan African countries and worked as a country economist for Egypt throughout the 2011 Arab Spring where she supported for the country's transition. While at Samsung Electronics, she oversaw the implementation of telecommunication infrastructure projects in China and Vietnam and analyzed the governments’ ICT licensing policies.

She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and books for economic and development issues, which have been cited in a number of scholarly articles and media. She holds a doctorate (DPhil) from Oxford and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.