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Francisco G. Carneiro

Practice Manager for the Macroeconomics,Trade, and Investment (MTI) Global Practice, Africa Region

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Francisco Carneiro is the Practice Manager for the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment (MTI) Global Practice in the Africa Region covering Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe. He was appointed to this position in February 2018. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, he has been Lead Economist and Program Leader and Lead Economist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, Sector Leader and Lead Economist in the Europe and Central Asia Region, Economic Adviser in the Operational Policy and Country Strategy Department (OPCS), and Senior Economist in the Africa Region. Before 2003, Mr. Carneiro was professor of Economics at the University of Brasilia and at the Catholic University of Brasilia. He has also worked as an international consultant on economic policy issues for multilateral institutions, including the OECD, DFID, UNDP, ILO, ECLAC, and the IADB.

Mr. Carneiro has authored and co-authored a number of academic papers and World Bank reports on a range of topics that include macroeconomics and growth, natural resource revenue management, trade, labor market institutions, poverty, and inequality. Born in Brazil, he received his PhD in Economics from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 1996.