Prior to this new assignment he was a senior economist in the World Bank’s Development Prospects Group, where he was one of the lead authors of the flagship Global Economic Prospects report, which presents the institution’s view on the global economy and associated policy challenges for developing countries. He also coordinated the World Bank’s Global Monthly report, which monitors major macroeconomic, financial, and commodity market developments, and routinely prepares briefings on the global economy for senior management.
Mr. Stocker has written extensively on international macroeconomics and finance. He co-authored several working papers and analytical studies on topical issues, ranging from the impact of monetary policy normalization in advanced economies on developing countries to the consequences of the 2014-16 oil price collapse for oil exporters. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2013, Mr. Stocker was chief economist at BusinessEurope (European employer federation), where he led the economics department and developed the institution’s positions on macroeconomic policies and structural reform coordination in the European Union. Previously, he was an economist in the Euro Area Division of the European Central Bank, overseeing forecasts for the Euro Area and writing the corresponding sections of the ECB / Eurosystem quarterly projection reports.