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Jun Erik Rentschler

Economist (YP)

Jun Rentschler is an Economist (YP) at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR, World Bank), working at the intersection of climate change and sustainable resilient development. Prior to first joining The World Bank in 2012, he served as an Economic Adviser at the German Foreign Ministry, where he focused on economic and energy policy. He also spent two years as a Consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) working on private sector investment projects in resource efficiency and climate change. Before that he worked on projects with the Grameen Microfinance Bank in Bangladesh and the Partners for Financial Stability Program by USAID in Poland. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Payne Institute for Public Policy in Colorado, following previous affiliations with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and the Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. Jun holds a PhD in Economics from University College London (UCL), specializing in development, climate, and energy. He has published widely on these topics, including in academic journals and his books ‘Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity’ (Routledge, 2018) and ‘Investing in Resource Efficiency: The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition’ (Springer, 2018).