Fan Zhang is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist of the South Asia Region at World Bank. Prior to that, she worked in the Europe and Central Asia Region, as a Senior Energy Economist in the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of World Bank. She has led both lending and advisory programs and published in the areas of energy and environmental economics, economic growth, and climate change. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she was an Assistant Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at the Pennsylvania State University. She has a Ph.D. from Harvard University.