Kathryn  Holston

Kathryn Holston

Economist in the Office of the Vice President of Development Economics

Kathryn Holston is an Economist in the Office of the Vice President of Development Economics and World Bank Group Chief Economist. She is also a PhD Candidate in Economics and a Stone PhD Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration at Harvard University. Her work focuses on financial fragility during the COVID-19 crisis and on banking crises throughout history. Her research interests include monetary policy and central bank independence and governance. She previously worked in the Federal Reserve Board’s Monetary Studies Section. Her work on estimating the natural rate of interest for advanced economies has been widely cited. Kathryn holds a MA in Economics from Harvard University and a BS in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.