Hinh T. Dinh is currently a Lead Economist in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank in Washington DC. Prior to this, he served as a Lead Economist in the Africa Region of the World Bank, in charge of advising its management and staff on strategy, economic policy, and related operational issues for Southern Africa, Central and West Africa. In this capacity, he worked on Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Benin, Niger, Togo, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tome, and Equatorial Guinea. Between 1991 and 1998, he served as Principal Economist in the Finance Complex at the Bank, working on large economies in Asia (China, India, and Indonesia) and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina). Prior to 1988, he served in the Middle East and North Africa Region as Senior Country Economist, working on Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, and Egypt. He received a B.A. in economics, a B.S. in mathematics from the State University of New York, an M.A. in economics, an M.S. in industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.